This page contains photo and movie assignments for each class session. Full citations for all photo sources are listed below.
"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)
|2||The power and ambiguity of photography|| |
"Schools and Phases in Photographic Art." (PDF - 9.3MB)
Selections from The Photographer's Eye. (PDF - 9.2MB)
|3||Looking at faces|| |
"The Afghan Girl." (PDF)
"19th Century Portraits and Society." Selections from Beautiful and Damned. (PDF - 3.4MB)
"20th Century Portrait Photography." Selections from Theatre of the Face. (PDF)
"Physiognomy." Selections from New Physiognomy. (PDF)
"August Sander, German Portraits." Selections from Men Without Masks. (PDF)
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. (PDF - 1.9MB)
"French Family Snapshots as Art." Selections from The Boyhood Photographs of J. H. Lartigue. (PDF - 4.4MB)
"Royal Snaps." Selections from Queen Alexandra's Christmas Gift Book and p. 548 in Lenman, Oxford Companion. (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. (PDF - 1.9MB)
"Jewish Memorial Books." Selections from From a Ruined Garden. (PDF)
Movie: "Photo Wallahs." David and Judith McDougall, 1992.
|5||Truth and deception|| |
"Spirit Photography." pp. 20-23, 29-34, 73-78, and 92-94 in The Perfect Medium and p. 308 in Houdini. (PDF - 9.9MB)
"Disappearing Commissars." Selections from The Commissar Vanishes.
Movie: "Telegrams from the Dead." Directed by Rocky Collins. The American Experience. PBS, 1994.
|6||Advertising photography and gender|| |
"Gender in Advertising." Selections from Gender Advertisements. (PDF)
"Fashion Photography." Selections from Elle, February 2007. (Images unavailable.)
|7||Photographing the Great Depression|| |
Selections from Roll Jordan Roll. (PDF)
Selections from You Have Seen Their Faces. (PDF)
Selections from An American Exodus. (PDF - 7.7MB)
Selections from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. (PDF - 8.4MB)
Selections from Land of the Free. (PDF - 2.4MB)
Selections from Fruit Tramps. (PDF)
|8||Imperialism 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. (PDF - 9.9MB)
Selections from Last of the Nuba. (PDF)
|9||Muck-raking, advocacy, and propaganda|| |
"Muckraking." (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)
Movie: "The Other Half Revisited." Pacific Street Films, 1998.
|10||Photographing people's lives: photo-essays and photo-ethnography|| |
"Trobriand Islanders." Selections from Malinowski's Kiriwina. (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)
|11||Looking at pictures, thinking about photography|| |
"Photo-manipulation." (PDF) (Used with permission.)
|12||War and suffering in the picture||Movie: "War Photographer." Directed by Christian Frei. 2001.|
Adams, Ansel, and Nancy Newhall. This is the American Earth. San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club, 1960.
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.
Bateson, Gregory, and Margaret Mead. Balinese Character. New York, NY: New York Academy of Sciences, 1942.
Capa, Robert. Death in the Making. New York, NY: Civici-Friede, 1938.
Cole, Ernest. House of Bondage. New York, NY: Random House, 1967.
Gardner, Robert, and Karl Heider. Gardens of War: Life and Death in the New Guinea Stone Age. New York, NY: Random House, 1968.
Lange, Dorothea, and Paul Taylor. An American Exodus: A Record of Human Erosion. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1969.
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.
Parker, Ann, and Avon Neal. Los Ambulantes. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1982. ISBN: 9780262160865.
Peterkin, Julia, and Doris Ulmann. Roll, Jordan, Roll. New York, NY: Ballou, 1933.
Time Life Library of Photography - Photojournalism. New York, NY: Time-Life Books, 1971.
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.