MPS 406 The Visual Culture of Photography

This course focuses on selected 20th and 21st century ideas that have influenced the production, dissemination and interpretation of photography’s multiple roles in society. The course engages in a critical examination of theories of image making from historical and contemporary perspectives and considers photography in relation to other media including film, video, painting, sculpture, and the digital world. Topics and readings include aesthetics, photography in popular culture, vernacular forms, and the photographic archive. (Formerly second half of MPS26AB). Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MPS 306 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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