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

Subject Specialist

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Cara List
Art Collection
Deering Library, 3rd Floor
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208

Library Assistant

Perry Nigro

Drop-in Office Hours:

Monday 1-2PM at Kresge Cafe
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.