Author Archives: Sandra Cheng

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Even though I said earlier this week that I had posted the last Discussion Topic for the semester, I just wanted to add this to our class blog feed. ¬† First, thanks to everyone who has been posting very interesting … Continue reading

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Announcement: FINAL EXAM notes and TERMINOLOGY

Reminder, the FINAL EXAM is on Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:30 AM. ¬†Please be on time, arrive early! Thank you for a semester of stimulating discussion, in class, and on the blog.¬† Below is a review of the exam format. … Continue reading

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Discussion Topic: Street Art and Photography

In 2011, the French street artist JR launched a global art project called Inside Out Project¬†that¬†uses photographic images to address issues of social identity. ¬†Everyone is invited to participate. ¬†Individuals or groups send in their black and white photographic portraits … Continue reading

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Announcement: Revised Short List for Final Exam is online

After today’s meeting, I realized that it will be very difficult to cover all the material on the slide list for our last meeting. ¬†Therefore, I have revised the final short list to reflect more of the earlier material and … Continue reading

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Discussion Topic: Old is New Again with the iPhone-Nina Katchadourian’s airplane bathroom photos

What do you do when you’re stuck on a long plane ride without wi-fi or a good book? If you’re the performance artist Nina Katchadourian, you construct a good photo with airline magazines, sugar packets, or toilet paper, which she … Continue reading

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Discussion Topic: The Greatest War Photograph and Capa

At the age of 23, Robert Capa took a photograph that many have labeled the greatest war photograph of all time.¬† Taken during the Spanish Civil War, the renown of Capa‚Äôs photograph, Falling Soldier or Death of a Loyalist Soldier, … Continue reading

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Discussion Topic: Tim Hetherington and Modern-day War Photography

This week the Yossi Milo Gallery in Chelsea will open an exhibition on photographs by Tim Hetherington, a photojournalist who died last year while covering the conflict in Libya. He was famous for his coverage of American soldiers in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Discussion Topic: Walker Evans’ Subway Portraits

Evans‚Äô photographed people on the New York City subways between 1938-1941.¬† He only published these photographs 25 years later in his book,¬†Many Are Called,¬†which was re-issued in 2004.¬† Read a review about the new edition in the¬†New York¬†Times¬†or listen to … Continue reading

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Discussion Topic: Photography and Early Film

In 1902, Georges M√©li√®s released the first science fiction film,¬†A Trip to the Moon (Le voyage dans la lune).¬†The filmmaker spared no expense for special effects.¬† Review the approximately 11-minute long film and consider the following questions.¬† Do any aspects … Continue reading

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Announcement: Midterm Short List is online!

Your midterm is coming up in two weeks, please take a look at the short list for the midterm under “Class Downloads.” Also, take your time to view the first 37 minutes of the following video: Alfred Stieglitz video The … Continue reading

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