Sites in Sight: Photography as Inquiry

Harvard Bridge.

An image from the Harvard Bridge project. (Image courtesy of Sawako Kaijima. Used with permission.)


MIT Course Number

11.309J / 4.215J

As Taught In

Fall 2003



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Course Description

This course explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating landscapes and expressing ideas. Readings, observations, and photographs form the basis of discussions on landscape, light, significant detail, place, poetics, narrative, and how photography can inform design and planning, among other issues.

The class website can be found here: Sites in Sight: Photography as Inquiry.

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Anne Spirn. 11.309J Sites in Sight: Photography as Inquiry, Fall 2003. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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