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ART_HIST_101-6_F21: Freshman Seminar: Social Histories of Photography (Thompson): Course Description

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Cara List
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Deering Library, 3rd Floor
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
847-467-6471

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Perry Nigro
perry.nigro@northwestern.edu
847.491.7484
 

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Wednesday 2-3PM at Kresge Cafe

 

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This seminar introduces students to histories of photography, attentive to the role the medium has played socially across space and time. Looking at photographs from the early nineteenth century to present day, the course explores how notions of citizenship, justice, social visibility, criminality, history, memory, truth, race, class, and gender have been variously negotiated through different forms of and engagements with photography.