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Instructor Info:Sandra Matthews
Office Extension x6084
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 5
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 5
Description: Photography in Asia: In the 1840's, shortly after the invention of photography, British, European and American photographers traveled to the Far and Near East, often on the heels of military aggression. In the process, they introduced photography to these regions, where local practitioners quickly took up the medium and used it for their own purposes. Yet history of photography texts do not adequately register the rich photographic traditions developed by photographers in Asia, and the current outpouring of powerful photographic work from Asian countries demands a fuller historical context. In this course, we will study the development of photographic practices in East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Collectively, through research, writing, and the examination of historic and contemporary work, the class will piece together a fuller "picture" of photography in Asia, thereby expanding the framework of the history of photography in general.