Spring 2020

Looking at Photography

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-220


Karen R. Koehler (Section 01)


This course will focus on a small, select number of photographs studied in significant depth. Making use of diverse methods of looking and analysis, we will examine photographs that are both canonical and non-canonical, from the earliest daguerreotypes in the nineteenth century to avant-garde experimentation in the twentieth century to the expanding global image ecologies of the present. We will study the social, intellectual, and art histories of photography, interrogating concepts of visual representation and reproduction, and issues of technology, identity, and power, while also employing the theoretical lenses of critical writers.

Spring Semester. Visiting Assistant Professor Koehler


2020-21: Offered in January 2021
Other years: Offered in Spring 2020, January 2021