School Of Humanities And Languages

Photo-Textual HistoriesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101410.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Sara Louise Knox

Equivalent Units
CT208A - Photo-Textual Histories

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points at Level 1.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit looks at the relation between photography and the representation of cultural life and society with a particular emphasis upon twentieth century American documentary photography (from the 1890s to the 1960s). The unit is taught in two parts. The first half examines some recent debates and methods within photo theory , and the second half addresses specific instances of American photography (Jacob Rils, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Robert Frank, and Diane Arbus) giving particular attention to the discursive and ideological meanings of photographs.



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