Jan 18, 2022  
Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 
    
Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ANTH 237 - The Culture and History of Still Photography


Covers the nature of still photography as a form of communication from its introduction in 1839 to 1940. Four broad topics are examined: the phenomenology of photography—its distinctive character, which sets it apart from other graphic media; the history of photography from its very beginning; the use of photography in “viewing” the world; and the development of documentary photography in the first half of the 20th century. This course counts toward the Humanities, rather than Social Science, distribution requirement in the College. (Y)

Credits: 3