Graduate Seminar 1

Parsons School of Design: Photography

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Graduate Seminar 1

Summer 2021

Taught By: Song Chong

Section: A

CRN: 1209

Credits: 3

This course engages students with major conceptual, ideological, cultural and historical issues that have impacted and defined photography from 1839 to the present. Over the course of the semester, students will develop their abilities to discuss and identify the major developments within this history with perceptiveness and confidence. This course emphasizes the socio-political forces, technological developments, and aesthetic innovations that have determined the trends of photographic theory and production, across its brief history and with an emphasis on global issues and impacts. From photography’s emergence out of scientific invention and practice to its current ubiquity, this course looks at photography’s role in establishing modern identity. Further, this course examines the way conceptual photography interrogates photography’s role, establishing a new critical identity. Just as crucial to this course is photography’s role as a medium of critique, and where its practitioners fall within this complex framework.

Open to: Masters degree in Photography majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Photography (PGPH)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: June 11, 2021 (Friday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 23, 2021 (Friday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 1:16pm 7/24/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 612

Date Range: 6/7/2021 - 8/6/2021