Spring 2023

Documentary Photography

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-304


Justin F. Kimball (Section 01.)


In this intermediate/advanced level course students will explore the practice of documentary photography. This course is structured around individual projects of the student’s own design and is informed by weekly group critiques and in-class visual exercises. We will examine the history, theory and ideological questions and complications of working with those outside of or within one’s own circle of experience. This will be complemented by a series of historical and topical readings, class visits by contemporary photographers, and slide lectures that consider the multitude of ways artists use photography within the documentary tradition.

Requisite: ARHA 218 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 12 students. Spring 2023 semester. Professor Kimball.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference to ARHA, FAMS majors

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on creative work, artistic practice, critical thinking, visual language and analysis, individual projects and group work.

ARHA 304 - LEC

Section 01.
M 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM FAYE 017B
W 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM FAYE 017B


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2023, Spring 2025