Stills: Photography and Its Theories

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Stills: Photography Theory
Spring 2024
Taught By: Soyoung Yoon
Section: A

CRN: 14831

Credits: 4

What IS a photograph? What are the claims made for the photograph - the beliefs, the fantasies, and ideologies that support the theorizations and practices of photography? What is a photographic imaginary and how has it changed over different technologies, techniques, media, and spaces of producing and encountering a photographic image? This course will address work through writings on photography, from early descriptions of the camera obscura, the discoveries of photochemistry and the daguerrotype, the development of mass reproducibility and the photographic archive, to recent discussions of the digital image and virtual space. In-class discussion of readings will be supplemented by visits to exhibitions, screenings, performances, and talks by guest speakers.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:48pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 263
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/15/2024