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Although taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us, our regular engagement with images does not necessarily make us visually literate. This course aims to address the gap between seeing and truly understanding photographs by introducing a diversity of ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making. In this course you will look closely at photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art and hear a variety of perspectives on what a photograph is and the ways that photography has been used throughout its nearly 180 year history: as a means of artistic expression, as a tool for science and exploration; as an instrument of documentation; to tell stories and record histories; and as a mode of communication and critique in our ever increasingly visual culture. Learning Objectives • Develop skills to better examine and understand the differences between photographs and photographic images. • Discover how context influences the production, circulation, and reception of photographic images. • Learn about different modes of artistic and technological experimentation and innovation in photography. • Investigate photography’s role in our increasingly visual culture....
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Introduction to Seeing Through Photographs

“Photography is a foreign language everyone thinks he speaks.” -- Philip-Lorca di Corcia...
Reading
2 vidéos (Total 5 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video2 vidéos
1.3 Interview with Marvin Heiferman3 min
Reading2 lectures
1.1 Introduction10 min
1.4 Required Readings & Additional Resources10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Introduction20 min

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One Subject, Many Perspectives

Discover photography's roots in both art and science by observing the diverse ways the medium has been used across time to capture a single subject familiar to us all. ...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 22 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
2.3 Vernacular & Fine Art Photographs of the Moon3 min
2.4 Early Photographs of the Moon: Surface, Scale & Technology2 min
2.5 New Perspectives: Man on the Moon2 min
2.7 Ansel Adams. Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico. 19413 min
2.8 Eugène Atget. Pendant l'Eclipse. 19123 min
2.9 U.S.G.S. & NASA, Surveyor III. Surface of the Moon, Day 319, W-F. 19671 min
Reading3 lectures
2.1 Introduction10 min
2.6 Slideshow [mobile-friendly version]10 min
2.10 Required Readings & Additional Resources10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
One Subject, Many Perspectives20 min

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Documentary Photography

Explore a variety of approaches to documentary photography, from those that aim to produce objective records to those that critique the reliability of photographs as evidence....
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4 vidéos (Total 15 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
3.4 Dorothea Lange. Migrant Mother. 19361 min
3.5 Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel. Evidence. 19774 min
3.6 Susan Meiselas. Carnival Strippers. 1973-755 min
Reading3 lectures
3.1 Introduction10 min
3.3 Slideshow [mobile-friendly version]10 min
3.7 Required Readings & Additional Resources10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Documentary Photography20 min

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Pictures of People

Examine pictures of people—as individuals or as representatives of a type, posed or captured unaware—and discover how the choices made by both photographer and subject inform our assumptions about those depicted....
Reading
6 vidéos (Total 19 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
4.3 Interview with Katy Grannan3 min
4.5 Akram Zaatari. After They Got the Right to Arms. Fourteen young men posing with guns. Early 1970s/20066 min
4.6 Frances Benjamin Johnston. The Hampton Album. 1899-19001 min
4.7 Tina Barney. Sunday New York Times. 19821 min
4.8 Nicholas Nixon. The Brown Sisters. 1975-Present1 min
Reading3 lectures
4.1 Introduction10 min
4.4 Slideshow [mobile-friendly version]10 min
4.9 Required Readings & Additional Resources10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Pictures of People20 min
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par AQMar 9th 2016

Seeing Through Photographs has given me a whole new way of looking at my own and other peoples' work. So many aspects, details and points of view, the world of photography now seems even more amazing.

par VCAug 22nd 2016

I did enjoy these 6 weeks. I found the course very informative.\n\nThere are a lot of rich content , text, images, video that make the class the more interesting.\n\nI really recommend this course.

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Sarah Meister

Curator
Department of Photography

À propos de The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. Our mission is helping you understand, enjoy, and use the art of our time....

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