80027 Photographic History and Theory6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 2hpw (tutorial)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
The subject provides a contextual framing for understanding photography as a technology and visual medium for the production of images in culture. Students are introduced to models of vision since the Renaissance that have shaped, and also rendered problematic, the understanding of perception and image making. Photography as a technology and medium is introduced within this context, and also differentiated from techniques and technologies that preceded it historically. In this subject major theorists of photography are introduced, and their differing perspectives canvassed. Through an introduction to the relationships between still and moving photography, digital and analogue technologies are introduced, and different modes of image production are explained within their historical context.
Autumn session, City campus
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- Subject EFTSL: 0.125