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VISA 3B43
Into the 21st Century: Photographic Practices, Theory and Criticism
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This course will provide an overview of recent photographic practices and an examination of the theoretical debates and key writings on photography and genre in the modern and contemporary contexts. Critical areas to be discussed include the role of photographic realism, the documentary form and social change, staged photography, photomontage and digital convergence. The place of the photograph will be explored within the broader contexts of concurrent conditions in contemporary art and society, which will provide a range of perspectives on the modernist and post-modernist agendas which have framed practices leading to the present.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken VISC 3B43 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Revised title and description 2010-11

Priority registration for Criticism and Curatorial Practice and Photography majors.

Priority registration for this course will be lifted on July 21, 2011.

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated June 23, 2011 - 11:12 AM