[Myth] = Barthes, Roland. Mythologies. 2nd ed. Translated by Richard Howard and Annette Lavers. Hill and Wang, 2012. ISBN: 9780374532345.
[NHP] = Weaver, Mike. A New History of Photography. Konemann, 1999. ISBN: 9783829013284.
|Week 1: Introduction|
Photography, France, How to talk / write about photographs
|Week 2: What is photography? I. (Moment or Network)|
|2||The Decisive Moment with Special Guest Dr. Nadya Bair||
Travelartist Streetphotography. “Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment.” August 31, 2016. YouTube.
Cartier-Bresson, Henri. The Decisive Moment. Steidl, 2015. ISBN: 9783869307886. [Buy from Steidl Books]
Nadya Bair, “The Decisive Network: Producing Henri Cartier-Bresson at Mid-century.” History of Photography 40, no. 2 (2016): 146-166.
|3||Making the News|
|Week 3: What is Photography? II (Science or Art)|
|4||Is it Technology?||
At least one of the videos from the Photographic Processes Series made by the George Eastman House.
Warren, Bruce. "Technical History of Photography." In Photography: The Concise Guide. 2nd ed. Wadsworth Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 9780495897804. [Preview with Google Books]
Daguerre, Louis Jacques Mandé. "Daguerreotype." In Classic Essays on Photography. Edited by Alan Trachtenberg. Leete's Island Books, 1980. ISBN: 9780918172082.
Manovich, Lev. “The Paradoxes of Digital Photography.” In Amelunxen, H.V., Stefan Iglhaut, Florian Rotzer, et al., eds. Photography After Photography: Memory and Representation in the Digital Age. Art Stock, 1997, pp. 240–249. ISBN: 978-9057011016.
|5||Is it Magic? With Special Guest Photographer Wilfrid Rouff|
|Week 4: Capturing the World: Albert Kahn to Aerial Photography|
|6||Albert Kahn & The Archives de la Planète||
Okuefuna, David. The Dawn of the Color Photograph: Albert Kahn's Archives of the Planet. Princeton University Press, 2008. pp. 9–27. ISBN: 978-0691139074.
Murray, Susan. “Digital Images, Photo-Sharing, and Our Shifting Notions of Everyday Aesthetics.” Journal of Visual Culture 7 (2008): 147–163.
CITRIS. "Visualizing Space, Elizabeth Kessler." November 4, 2014. YouTube.
"Edwardians in Colour: The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn." Episodes 1–5. BBC (documentary). [Watch Episode 1 on YouTube]
|7||Aerial photography and surveillance|
|Week 5: Likeness and Identity (Portraiture)|
|8||From Early Portraiture to the Selfie||
Barthes, Roland. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. Hill and Wang, 2010, pp. 63–73. ISBN: 9780374532338.
[Myth] “The Harcourt Actor.”
Grenier, Roger. A Box of Photographs. University Of Chicago Press, 2013, pp. 6–11 and 104–107. ISBN: 9780226308319. [Preview with Google Books]
Stallabrass, Julian. “On Selfies.” London Review of Books 36, no. 11 (2014): 20.
|9||Photography, Identity, & Resemblance|
|Week 6: Politics, Propaganda, Protest|
|10||Protest Photography from May ’68 to Nuit Debut||
[Myth] “Electoral Photogeny.”
If you don't read French, please read this article: Reynolds, Francis. "Chim's Eye: On Photography and Politics." The Nation. April 15, 2013.
French readers please read this article: Guiol, Elsa et Stéphanie Marteau. “Y a-t-il un président pour sauver la presse people ?” M le magazine du Monde. 7 fevrier 2014.
Quinn, Ben. "French Police Make Women Remove Clothing on Nice Beach Following Burkini Ban." The Guardian. 23 August 2016.
|11||Photography and the President|
|Week 7: Urban Exploration (Street Photography)|
Rob Hooley. “André Kertesz BBC Master Photographers (1983).” April 14, 2013. YouTube.
Morand, Paul. “Foreword.” In Paris by Night. Pantheon Books, 1987. ISBN: 978-0394563275.
Stallabras, Julian. “Paris Pictured: Street Photography 1900-1968.” Royal Academy of Arts, 2002.
Meyerowitz Colin and Joel Westerbeck, “An American in Paris.” In Bystander: A History of Street Photography. 1994. pp. 343–350. ISBN: 0-8212-1755-0.
Rafman, Jon. “The Nine Eyes of Google Street View” + Comments. August 12, 2009. Art F City.
|13||People in the Streets|
|Week 8: Research and Investigation|
|14||Peer Review Workshop||
"Harold "Doc" Edgerton - How Fast is Fast?" From the Vault Video Collection. MIT+150. Produced by MIT Video Productions for the Edgerton Foundation, 1994.
[NHP] "The Body of Evidence" and "The All Powerful Eye."
|15||Visit to the MIT Museum – Berenice Abbott Archive|
|Week 9: Marking Art I (Realism & Abstraction)|
|16||Photography & Painting||
Benjamin, Walter. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010. ISBN: 9781453722480.
Krauss, Rosalind. "The Photographic Conditions of Surrealism." October 19 (1981): 3–34.
|17||Visit to MIT LIST Gallery – Charlotte Moth Exhibition|
|Week 10: Writing Week|
|18||Exhibition Review Workshop||
Exhibition Reviews by Sarah Moroz: "Sarah Moroz: A Media Portfolio." Sarah Moroz's tumblr page.
Reviews by Sean O'Hagan: Profile: Sean O'Hagan. The Guardian.
|Week 11: Tourism & Travel|
Steinorth, Karl. "Photography for Everyone." In You Press the Button We Do the Rest: The Birth of Snapshot Photography. Dirk Nishen Publishing, 1988. ISBN: 9781853780103.
Alloula, Malek. The Colonial Harem. University of Minnesota Press, 1986, pp. 1–26. ISBN: 9780816613847.
|Week 12: Making Art II (Institutions)|
Baudelaire, Charles. The Salon of 1859. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. ISBN: 9781503306233.
[NHP] "Photographic Institutions and Practices."
Solomon-Godeau, Abigail. "Calotypomania: The Gourmet Guide to Nineteenth-century Photography." In Photography at the Dock: Essays on Photographic History, Institutions, and Practices. University of Minnesota Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780816619146.
|22||Photography and the Art Market / Museum|
|Week 13: Surveillance & the Law|
|23||Photographs as Witnesses||
Tucker, Jennifer. “How Facial Recognition Photography Came to Be.”
Gunning, Tom. "Embarrassing Evidence: The Detective Camera and the Documentary Impulse." In Collecting Visible Evidence. University of Minnesota Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780816631360. [Preview with Google Books]
Laurent, Oliver. “Protecting the Right to Photograph, or Not to Be Photographed.” The New York Times, April 23, 2013.
Estrin, James. "Criminalizing Photography." The New York Times, August 14, 2012.
|24||Photography as Crime|
|Week 14: Spreading the News (Humanistic Photography and Ethics)|
Sontag, Susan. "Looking at War." The New Yorker, December 9, 2002.
[NHP] “Looking at Others: Humanism and Neo-realism.”
[Myth] “Shock Photos” and “The Family of Man.”
Lavoie, Vincent. "War and the iPhone: New Fronts for Photojournalism." Translated by John Tittensor. Etudes Photographiques 29 (2012).
|26||Aesthetics and Suffering|