What is the relationship between photography and truth? Do we understand photographs as windows that reveal reality or as a representational practice, like other forms of art, that gives us a mediated view of the world? How do we apply these questions to documentary photography and photojournalism? This discussion–focused seminar will use Jun Fujita’s photographs alongside other well–known examples of documentary photography and photojournalism to explore questions of photographic meaning.
One session. E – $50, R – $55
Jasmine Alinder is Associate Dean of the Humanities and professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. As an historian of photography, she has published on documentary photography, including the book Moving Images: Photography and the Japanese American Incarceration. She has also co–curated an exhibition on the photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto at the DePaul Art Museum and served as lead academic advisor and content curator for “The Orange Story” (Japanese American WWII Confinement: A Cinematic Digital History Project).
There are no required materials for this seminar.
There is no reading assignment for this seminar.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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