June 2, 16, 30, July 14, 28 and Aug 11, 6 - 7pm
The summer reading group will tackle the most popular photography theory and criticism texts and essays and discuss them to gain a better understanding of the theory behind the art of contemporary photography.
- Read and discuss photography theory
- Gain better understanding of theory behind contemporary photography
What to bring to class:
Books to be discussed
Interest in photography theory and criticism
June 2 - In Plato's Cave from On Photography by Susan Sontag
June 16 - The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin
June 30 – Camera Lucida Part 1 by Roland Barthes
July 14 - Camera Lucida Part 2 by Roland Barthes
July 28 – "What Can Help" section of Why People Photograph by Robert Adams
Aug 11 – A Little History of Photography Criticism: or, Why Do Photography Critics Hate Photography from The Cruel Radiance by Susie Linfield
This course will meet 6 times.
No registration is needed for this class. Just come to HCP on the day of the meeting.
Early Registration (May 13 - 19) is for HCP members only.
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Registration for the general public begins Friday, May 20.