21G.049 | Spring 2017 | Undergraduate

French Photography

Study Materials


Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Easby, Rebecca Jeffrey."Early Photography: Niépce, Talbot and Muybridge." In Art in 19th Century Europe. Kahn Academy.

Kreinik, Juliana. “An Introduction to Photography in the Early 20th Century.” In Modernisms 1900-1980. Kahn Academy.

Smarthistory Video: Harris, Beth and Steven Zucker. “Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #21, 1978.” Gallagher-Lindsay, Shana and Beth Harris. In Global Contemporary Art: Identity, The Body & The Subversion of Modernism, United States. Kahn Academy.

Visual Analysis Paper Resources

How to Analyze a Photo

Some More Ideas of Elements to Look for When Talking About Photos

Resources for Presentations

Delporte, Christian. “Sarkozy and the Media.” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 16, no. 3 (2012): 299–310.

Soar, Matthew. Chapter 12: “The Advertising Photography of Richard Avedon and Sebastião Salgado.” In Image Ethics in the Digital Age. Edited by Larry Gross, John Stuart Katz, and Jay Ruby. University of Minnesota Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780816638253.

Stallabrass, Julian. “Sebastião Salgado and Fine Art Photojournalism.” New Left Review, May-June 1997.

Eugène Atget

Lennard, Natasha and Nicholas Mirzoeff. “What Protests Look Like.” The Stone / The New York Times. August 3, 2016.

Ruzicka, Abbie. “Meet the Man Behind ‘Not Art.’” Under the Radar. WGBH News. February 3, 2014.

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2017
Learning Resource Types
Written Assignments
Image Gallery