21A.348 Photography and Truth

Spring 2005

The Short Cut from Home to Holy Land.

Diagram from the Underwood Travel System, Underwood & Underwood's photographs advertised as virtual travel, 1913. (Diagram in Underwood Travel System: Sunday School Lessons.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive reading list.

Course Description

Photographs in anthropology serve many purposes: as primary data, illustrations of words in a book, documentation for disappearing cultures, evidence of fieldwork, material objects for museum exhibitions, and even works of art. This course explores photography as art, research tool, and communication.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Susan Slyomovics

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate