History of Photography, Images and Practice
Working with photographs and photographic materials in and outside of the archive, we will consider emerging themes in the history of photography and its practice from the nineteenth century to the present.
Photography Resources in a Digital Age
By actively engaging with the principles and practices of cataloguing, digitising, archiving, exhibiting and searching for material, we develop an understanding of how knowledge is constructed and communicated through digital media. The module includes database and website design, field trials, evaluation and the art of critique.
Through this module you will explore different approaches to photographic research in order to answer your own research questions concerning the field.
Photographs are often used as evidence to define cultural practices. However, this module asks you to consider the ethics involved in the history of this practice and the ways in which contemporary photographers challenge ethnographic perspectives.
Theory and Photography
Covering historical and contemporary debates about photography, its veracity, its use and its development, you read thinkers and writers from the fields of history, history of art, photography, history of technology, museum studies, philosophy and the history of science.
Photography and Industry
Analysing the affect and effect of commerce, this module questions the definition of industry as merely technology, broadening the concept to include motion picture, still and portrait industries, professional and amateur photography, fine art, chemical, scientific and manufacturing industries.