Fall 2018

Documentary Photography

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-304


Justin F. Kimball (Section 01)


In this intermediate/advanced level course students will explore the practice of documentary photography. This course is structured around individual projects of the student’s own design and is informed by weekly group critiques and in-class visual exercises. We will examine the history, theory and ideological questions and complications of working with those outside of or within one’s own circle of experience. This will be complemented by a series of historical and topical readings, class visits by contemporary photographers, and slide lectures that consider the multitude of ways artists use photography within the documentary tradition.

Requisite: ARHA 218 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 12 students. Fall semester. Professor Kimball.

If Overenrolled: Preference to ARHA, FAMS majors


Artistic Practice


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2018, Spring 2020