Photography in Context


Uses the Duke Library Photography Archive as a resource to challenge students to think critically about photography. Considers how photography offers insights into areas of academic study such as social change, sexual identity, and regional culture, and how images have shaped collective understanding of these issues. Focuses on analyzing and contextualizing bodies of photographic work, the historical moment in which the pictures were made, personal history and artistic sensibility of the photographer, tools of the medium, along with considering personal responses to images and the ways in which all factors come together.
Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • DOCST 245S
  • ICS 245S
  • VMS 252S
Typically Offered