University of Technology Sydney

80035 Photography and the Body

6cp; 3 hour tutorial/workshop


This subject explores the history of the body in photography and visual culture. What are the social, political, cultural and ethical implications of visualising the body in particular ways? Students are supported to produce creative works that question how their bodies and the bodies of others are visually communicated in images. This subject teaches students to employ experimental and playful approaches to consider the diversity of bodies and the pervasiveness of the body depicted across a broad range of media. This interdisciplinary subject suits students from any discipline. Through two practical and research-focused projects, students can develop image-making skills in various photographic and video contexts to reflect on what it means to be a body that sees and is seen in the 21st century.

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