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Camera-Culture: From Analogue to Digital Representation (6 points)


Leader: Anne Marsh

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The unit will consider the ways in which the camera contributed to new ways of seeing in the nineteenth century. The unit will investigate the concept of analogue reproduction, especially photography's promise to represent the 'real' world, and consider practices in which the real is consistently manipulated. Photography will be considered across a range of disciplines: ethnographic and anthropological photographs; documentary photography; photography as a diagnostic tool in the world of medicine and the use of photography by the legal system. Finally, the unit will address the changes in the production and circulation of images evident in digital modes of reproduction.

Assessment: Essay (2250 words): 50% + Internet project (equivalent 2250 words): 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Visual Culture, Cultural Studies or a related discipline

Prohibitions: VSA3440, CLS2440, CLS3440

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