32101 Advanced Seminar
WiSe 18/19: A Social History of Photography in the United States
Laura Rhonda Katzman
Information for students
Please register at: email@example.com‐berlin.de, self-registration on Campus Management or Blackbaord are not possible.
This course examines the history of photography in the United States, considering the aesthetic, technological, social, cultural, and political factors that contributed to the development and practice of photography from its beginnings in 1839 through the mid-twentieth century. Particular emphasis will be given to the relationship between photography and society, the role that photography has played in shaping ideology and informing popular thought, as well as the ways that photographs have been used to raise political awareness, inspire civic and global engagement, and promote social change. Photography’s complex status as art and document, and how the medium has been theorized by critics, scholars, and artists, will also be studied. The ultimate goal of this course is to encourage critical looking, thinking, and writing about photographic images, texts, and institutions. Fields trips to museums in Berlin with strong photography collections and/or photography exhibitions will be required. Please register at: firstname.lastname@example.org, self-registration on Campus Management or Blackbaord are not possible. close
13 Class schedule
Wed, 2018-11-07 10:00 - 12:00 Wed, 2018-11-14 10:00 - 12:00 Wed, 2018-11-21 10:00 - 12:00 Wed, 2018-11-28 10:00 - 12:00 Wed, 2018-12-05 10:00 - 12:00 Wed, 2018-12-12 10:00 - 12:00 Wed, 2018-12-19 10:00 - 12:00 Wed, 2019-01-09 10:00 - 12:00 Wed, 2019-01-16 10:00 - 12:00 Wed, 2019-01-23 10:00 - 12:00 Wed, 2019-01-30 10:00 - 12:00 Wed, 2019-02-06 10:00 - 12:00 Wed, 2019-02-13 10:00 - 12:00