Sample Writing Assignments

Paper 1: Response paper to Teju Cole’s essay “When the Camera Was a Weapon of Imperialism. (And When It Still Is.)” in The New York Times:

Link to Cole’s article on NYT website

Paper 2: Response paper to bell hooks’ essay “In Our Glory: Photography and Black Life,” in Art on My Mind: Visual Politics, New York: New Press, 1998.

Paper 3: Response paper to Susan Sontag’s essay “In Plato’s Cave,” in On Photography, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1977, 2001 reprint.