Photos

This page contains photo and movie assignments for each class session. Full citations for all photo sources are listed below.

WEEK #TOPICSVIEWING
1Introduction

"A Day in the New York Times." Selections from The New York Times, December 30, 2007. (PDF)

"Very Brief History of Photographic Technology." (PDF - 9.3MB)

2The power and ambiguity of photography

"Schools and Phases in Photographic Art." (PDF - 9.3MB)

Selections from The Photographer's Eye. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 9.2MB)

3Looking at faces

"The Afghan Girl." (PDF)

"19th Century Portraits and Society." Selections from Beautiful and Damned. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 3.4MB)

"20th Century Portrait Photography." Selections from Theatre of the Face. (PDF)

"Physiognomy." Selections from New Physiognomy. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

"Faces and Expressions: the Criminal and Insane." Selections from Beautiful and the Damned and Beauty of Another Order. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF 1 of 2 - 9.6MB) (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF 2 of 2 - 2.6MB)

"August Sander, German Portraits." Selections from Men Without Masks. (PDF)

4Snaps/albums/postcards/
itinerants, everyday photography and people's lives

"American Snapshots." Selections from Art of the American Snapshot. (PDF)

"American Postcards." Selections from Real Photo Postcard Guide. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 1.9MB)

"French Family Snapshots as Art." Selections from The Boyhood Photographs of J. H. Lartigue. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 4.4MB)

"Royal Snaps." Selections from Queen Alexandra's Christmas Gift Book and p. 548 in Lenman, Oxford Companion. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 5.8MB)

"A Professor's Family Pictures." Selections from Prof. Howe's personal collection. (Images unavailable.)

"A Lebanese Portrait Studio." Selections from Hashem El Madani and Mapping Sitting. (PDF)

"Guatemalan Itinerant Photographers." Selections from Los Ambulantes. (PDF)

"Memento Mori: Recording the Dead." Selections from Forget Me Not. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 1.9MB)

"Jewish Memorial Books." Selections from From a Ruined Garden. (PDF)

Movie: "Photo Wallahs." David and Judith McDougall, 1992.

5Truth and deception

"Spirit Photography." pp. 20-23, 29-34, 73-78, and 92-94 in The Perfect Medium and p. 308 in Houdini. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 9.9MB)

"Disappearing Commissars." Selections from The Commissar Vanishes.

Movie: "Telegrams from the Dead." Directed by Rocky Collins. The American Experience. PBS, 1994.

6Advertising photography and gender

"Gender in Advertising." Selections from Gender Advertisements. (PDF)

"Fashion Photography." Selections from Elle, February 2007. (Images unavailable.)

7Photographing the Great Depression

"Documenting the Depression." Selections from Documenting America. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF 1 of 2 - 9.8MB) (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF 2 of 2 - 9.5MB)

Selections from Roll Jordan Roll. (PDF)

Selections from You Have Seen Their Faces. (PDF)

Selections from An American Exodus. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 7.7MB)

Selections from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 8.4MB)

Selections from Land of the Free. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 2.4MB)

Selections from Fruit Tramps. (PDF)

8Imperialism and photography

"Pictures from the National Geographic." Selections from issues from the 1930s, 1950s, and the modern day. (PDF)

Selections from Martín Chambi. (PDF)

Selections from The Vanishing Race. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 9.9MB)

Selections from Last of the Nuba. (PDF)

9Muck-raking, advocacy, and propaganda

"Muckraking." (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 1.1MB)

"Slaves and Prisons." Selections from "Africa's Children: Struggles of Youth." New York Times, October 29, 2006.

Selections from Death in the Making. (PDF)

"Environmental Propaganda." Selections from This is the American Earth and The Hand of Man on America. (PDF)

Selections from House of Bondage. (PDF)

"Minamata." Selections from Minamata. (PDF)

Selections from Living with the Enemy. (PDF)

"Genocide in Paraguay?" Selections from The Indian Peoples of Paraguay. (PDF)

"Sebastião Salgado." Selections from An Uncertain Grace. (PDF)

"Death Camp Guards Have Fun." Selections from Wilkinson, Alec. "Picturing Auschwitz." New Yorker, March 17, 2008. (PDF)

Movie: "The Other Half Revisited." Pacific Street Films, 1998.

10Photographing people's lives: photo-essays and photo-ethnography

"Trobriand Islanders." Selections from Malinowski's Kiriwina. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 1.9MB)

Selections from Balinese Character. (PDF)

"The Grand Valley Dani." Selections from Gardens of War and New Guinea Photographs, 1961. (PDF)

Selections from The Edge of the Forest. (PDF)

"Mourning in Greece." Selections from The Death Rituals of Rural Greece. (PDF)

"Weaving in Chiapas." Selections from Weaving Generations Together. (PDF)

"Indigenous Photography: Corn." Selections from Ixim; Maíz; Corn. (PDF)

Selections from My Little Sister Cristina. (PDF)

"Preparing a Photo-ethnography." Selections from Prof. Howe's collection. (Images unavailable.)

Selections from "Pamplona Bullfight." (PDF)

Selections from "A Country Doctor." (PDF)

Selections from "Spanish Village." (PDF)

11Looking at pictures, thinking about photography

"Photo-manipulation." (PDF) (Used with permission.)

12War and suffering in the pictureMovie: "War Photographer." Directed by Christian Frei. 2001.

Photo Sources

Adams, Ansel, and Nancy Newhall. This is the American Earth. San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club, 1960.

Amazon logo Agee, James, and Walker Evans. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: the American Classic, in Words and Pictures, of Three Tenant Families in the Deep South. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. ISBN: 9780395957714.

Alexandra of Denmark. Queen Alexandra's Christmas Gift Book. London, England: The Daily Telegraph, 1908.

Amazon logo Bassil, Karl, Zeina Maasri, Akram Za'atari, and Walid Radd. Mapping Sitting: On Portraiture and Photography. London, England: Mind the Gap/Arab Image Foundation, 2005. ISBN: 9789953004129.

Amazon logo Batchen, Geoffrey. Forget Me Not: Photography & Remembrance. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004. ISBN: 9781568984506.

Bateson, Gregory, and Margaret Mead. Balinese Character. New York, NY: New York Academy of Sciences, 1942.

Amazon logo Bogdan, Robert, and Todd Weseloh. Real Photo Postcard Guide: the People's Photography. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780815608516.

Amazon logo Boot, Chris. Magnum Stories. New York, NY: Phaidon, 2004. ISBN: 9780714842455.

Amazon logo Caldwell, Erskine, and Margaret Bourke-White. You Have Seen Their Faces. Atlanta, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780820316925.

Capa, Robert. Death in the Making. New York, NY: Civici-Friede, 1938.

Amazon logo Chambi, Martín. Martín Chambi, Photographs 1920-1950. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Press, 1993. ISBN: 9781560982449.

Amazon logo Chéroux, Clement, et al. The Perfect Medium. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780300111361.

Cole, Ernest. House of Bondage. New York, NY: Random House, 1967.

Amazon logo Danforth, Loring, and Alexander Tsiaris. The Death Rituals of Rural Greece. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982. ISBN: 9780691000275.

Amazon logo Davidson, Bruce. Portraits. New York, NY: Aperture, 2005. ISBN: 9780893818517.

Amazon logo Emmet, Herman. Fruit Tramps: A Family of Migrant Farmworkers. Albuquerque, NM: University Of New Mexico Press, 1989. ISBN: 9780826311191.

Amazon logo Ferrato, Donna. Living with the Enemy. New York, NY: Aperture, 2005. ISBN: 9780893814809.

Amazon logo Fleischauer, Carl, and Beverly Brannan. Documenting America, 1935-1943. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1988. ISBN: 9780520062214.

Gardner, Robert, and Karl Heider. Gardens of War: Life and Death in the New Guinea Stone Age. New York, NY: Random House, 1968.

Amazon logo Goffman, Erving. Gender Advertisements. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1979. ISBN: 9780674341913.

Amazon logo Greenfield, Patricia Marks. Weaving Generations Together: Evolving Creativity in the Maya of Chiapas. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press, 2004. ISBN: 9781930618282.

Amazon logo Greenough, Sarah, et al. The Art of the American Photograph, 1888-1978: From the Collection of Robert E. Jackson. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780691133683.

Amazon logo Guzmán Meza, Emiliano. Ixim; Maíz; Corn. Chiapas, Mexico: CIESAS, 2004. ISBN: 9789684964884.

Amazon logo Hamilton, Peter, and Roger Hargreaves. Beautiful and the Damned: The Creation of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Photography. Burlington, VT: Lund Humphries, 2001. ISBN: 9780853318217.

Amazon logo Kayser, Alex. Heads. New York, NY: Abbeville Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780896595248.

Amazon logo King, David. The Commissar Vanishes. New York, NY: Metropolitan, 1997. ISBN: 9780805052947.

Amazon logo Kozloff, Max. The Theatre of the Face: Portrait Photography Since 1900. New York, NY: Phaidon, 2007. ISBN: 9780714843728.

Amazon logo Kugelmass, Jack, and Jonathan Boyarin. From a Ruined Garden: The Memorial Books of Polish Jewry. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780253211873.

Lange, Dorothea, and Paul Taylor. An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1969.

Amazon logo Lartigue, J. H. Boyhood Photographs of J. H. Lartigue: The Family Album of a Gilded Age. Lausanne, Switzerland: Guichard, 1966. ISBN: 9780106613618.

Amazon logo Lenman, Robin. The Oxford Companion to the Photograph. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780198662716.

Amazon logo Lopez Diaz, Xunka'. Mi hermanita Cristina, una niña chamula / My little sister Cristina, a chamula girl. Mexico City, Mexico: CIESAS, 2000.

Amazon logo Lyman, Christopher. The Vanishing Race, and Other Illusions: Photographs of Indians by Edward S. Curtis. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Press, 1982. ISBN: 9780394710297.

MacLeish, Archibald. Land of the Free. New York, NY: Harcourt Brace, 1938.

Maybury-Lewis, David, and James Howe. The Indian Peoples of Paraguay: Their Plight and Their Prospects. Cambridge, MA: Cultural Survival Special Report #2, 1980.

Amazon logo Parker, Ann, and Avon Neal. Los Ambulantes. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1982. ISBN: 9780262160865.

Amazon logo Penn, Irving. Passage: A Work Record. New York, NY: Knopf, 1991. ISBN: 9780679404910.

Peterkin, Julia, and Doris Ulmann. Roll, Jordan, Roll. New York, NY: Ballou, 1933.

Amazon logo Plowden, David. The Hand of Man on America. New York, NY: Dodd, Mead, 1973. ISBN: 9780856990779.

Amazon logo Reinhardt, Mark, et al. Beautiful Suffering: Photography and the Traffic in Pain. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780226709505.

Amazon logo Riefenstahl, Leni. The Last of the Nuba. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780312136420.

Amazon logo Rockefeller, Michael, and Kevin Bubriski. Michael Rockefeller: New Guinea Photographs, 1961. Salem, MA: Peabody Essex Museum, 2007. ISBN: 9780873658065.

Amazon logo Salgado, Sebastião. An Uncertain Grace. New York, NY: Aperture, 2005. ISBN: 9780893814212.

Amazon logo Sander, August. Men Without Masks: Faces of Germany 1910-1938. Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, Ltd., 1973. ISBN: 9780821205334.

Amazon logo Sills, Vaughn. One Family. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780820321998.

Amazon logo Silverman, Kenneth. Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss. New York, NY: Harper Collins, 1997. ISBN: 9780060928629.

Amazon logo Smith, W. Eugene, and Aileen Smith. Minamata. Tucson, AZ: Center for Creative Photography, 1981. ISBN: 9780938262053.

Amazon logo Snyder, Stephanie, et al. Snapshot Chronicles. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2006. ISBN: 9781568985572.

Amazon logo Sorenson, Richard. The Edge of the Forest: Land, Childhood and Change in a New Guinea Protoagricultural Society. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. ISBN: 9780874748758.

Amazon logo Szarkowski, John, et al. The Photographer's Eye. New York, NY: Museum of Modern Art, 2007. ISBN: 9780870705274.

Amazon logo Thomas, Ann. Beauty of Another Order: Photography & Science. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780300073409.

Time Life Library of Photography - Photojournalism. New York, NY: Time-Life Books, 1971.

Amazon logo Wells, Samuel R. New Physiognomy, or, Signs of Character, as Manifested Through Temperament and External Forms and Especially in the Human Face Divine. Whitefish, MT: Kessinger LLC, 2007. ISBN: 9780548001523.

Amazon logo Willumson, Glenn Gardner. W. Eugene Smith and the Photographic Essay. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780521414647.

Amazon logo Wright, Stephen, and Paul Wombell. Hashem El Madani: Studio Practices. London, England: Mind the Gap/Arab Image Foundation, 2005. ISBN: 9789953003238.

Amazon logo Young, Michael. Malinowski's Kiriwina. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780226876504.