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Photography and Evidence (AHV2013)

15 credits

This module introduces you to photographic theories and histories, with a particular focus on the evidential claims made in the name of photography. Students will be offered the opportunity to explore a range of photographic practices, ranging from early photographic techniques to the digital and dorsality. You will learn about the changing meanings and functions of photography across time and between cultures, from colonial photography and anthropometry to forensic photography and photojournalism. You will analyse recent artistic responses to the forensic in which photographic practices play a key role and evaluate what photography tells us about contemporary understandings of evidence. The module requires no prior knowledge and is open to anyone with an interest in photography.