Photographic Memory: Photo Albums, Photobooks, & Zines


Examination of history and uses of photo albums, zines, and self-published photobooks as a means to memorialize and document underrepresented communities, cultural movements, customs, and personal experiences. Students view, handle, and analyze examples of all three formats from material in Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript library. Produce photo album, zine, and photo book using photographs and ephemera from personal archives. Interplay of text and image, methods for sequential storytelling, basic layout and design techniques, as well as methods for production distribution. Emphasis on photographic books as an accessible and democratic storytelling medium.
Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • DOCST 361S
  • VMS 361S
Typically Offered