21A.348 | Spring 2008 | Undergraduate
Photography and Truth
Course Description
Still photography, a practice and form of expression that has worked its way into every facet of social life and every culture in the world, is considered here from the perspectives of history and social science. We will discuss the uses and functions of pictures; how they are to be understood and interpreted; whether …
Still photography, a practice and form of expression that has worked its way into every facet of social life and every culture in the world, is considered here from the perspectives of history and social science. We will discuss the uses and functions of pictures; how they are to be understood and interpreted; whether they have clear-cut content and meanings; how they shape and are shaped by politics, economics, and social life.
Learning Resource Types
assignment Written Assignments
The short cut from home to holy land.
Diagram from the Underwood Travel System, Underwood and Underwood’s photographs advertised as virtual travel, 1913. (Diagram in Underwood Travel System: Sunday School Lessons.)