Urban Photography

Schools of Public Engagement: Global, Urban, & Environmental

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Urban Photography
Fall 2024
Taught By: Samantha Box
Section: A

CRN: 15882

Credits: 4

Photography grew up with the Modern city, and their histories are deeply entwined. A wide variety of photographic techniques and practices have contributed to our sense of cities, creating a powerful but unstable urban visual culture. In this course, students examine this urban visual culture produced through and constellating around the photographic lens. We consider a range of technologies, from early camera obscura and dry plate photographs, to post cards and 35mm film, to digital sensors and orbital satellite imagery. We also examine the varied practices of urban representation, including documentary photography, the photography of social reform movements, street photography, fine art photography, and Google Street View. Students learn critical vocabulary and approaches to the study of urban photography, and work on two projects through the course: first, developing a thematic collection of photographs made by other people; and second, building a portfolio of their own images.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global, Urban, & Environmental (GLUE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 3:58pm EDT 6/19/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024