University of Technology Sydney

80037 Critical Approaches to Photography

6cp; 3 hour seminar workshop
Requisite(s): 80027 Photographic History and Theory
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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This subject investigates major theories of photography, both historical and contemporary. It examines key ways that photography can be contextualised and critically examined, enabling students to place their own photographic practices, as well as giving them the tools to analyse and respond to the work of other practitioners in their field. Through a series of workshops, students investigate historical and emerging discourses that bear on photographic practice. These include discussions around realism and indexicality, photography and power, the politics of representation, post-structuralism and the digital or post-medium condition.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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