Note: Read all of each PDF unless otherwise specified in the syllabus.


READING 1: The Altered Landscape by Peter E. Pool (Prologue only, up to page xxi) EMILY ALPERT

READING 2: River of Shadows by Rebecca Solnit. Chapter 1: Annihilation of time and space. ANDREW KINDER

READING 3: Photography After Frank. Parts 1 and 2 from the reader. LENA CORREIA, JULIA MALTZ

READING 4: “Theories of Photography” by Sabine Kriebel, from Photography Theory, pp. 3–22. Focus on Talbot, Kracauer, and Szarkowski. “Understanding Brecht. The Author as Producer” by Walter Benjamin, pp. 94–95  NICHOLAS RUSBARSKY

READING 5: Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs By Ansel Adams. View Finder by Mark Klett. Part 2 only. SYDNEY DEVLIN, ALEXANDER ROMANOVSKY

READING 6: The Last Picture Show. ANRAN GONG

READING 7: California by Robert Adams. Topologies by Edgar Martin. Parts 1 and 2. LAUREN KIM

READING 8: “Zero Landscapes in the Time of Hyperobjects” by Timothy Morton. “The Politics of Verticality” from The Wretched of the Screen by Hito Steyerl. JARRETT LAMPLEY, STEFANIE TAM, CLAIRE DECHATECH

READING 9: Surface: Contemporary Photographic Practice  KOBY OTSUKA