NMDS

5109

Post-Photography: Images in the Digital Age

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Post Photography

Spring 2019

Taught By: Mara Kurtz

Section: A

CRN: 4353

Credits: 3

Because ours is a predominantly visual culture in which photographs have become a common medium of representation and the means by which we receive most of our information about the world, issues regarding reality and truth in photography in the digital age are important subjects of continuing investigation. Although photography still constitutes one of the central media for the representation of experience, the legitimacy of photography has been challenged in a number of ways over the last fifteen or so years. Photography today is, in fact, faced with two apparent crises: one technological (the introduction of computerized images) and one epistemological (having to do with broader changes in ethics, knowledge and culture). This course will explore issues related to those crises such as the photograph as historical record, the photograph as representation, the realness of the digital photograph, traditional and digital manipulation of images, the relationship between postmodernism and post-photography, contemporary copyright debates, and the contemporary status of news and documentary photography. Students will be expected to complete a variety of theoretical, historical, and popular readings, participate in seminar discussions, and write a research paper.

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 6:40pm 4/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: 12:00am - 12:00am

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/13/2019