All course readings can be found HERE.


The Photograph as Contemporary Art.

By Charlotte Cotton. Thames & Hudson Publishers.

On Photography.

By Susan Sontag. Picardor Publishers.

Philosophy of Photography.

By Henri Van Lier. Leuven University Press. 

Philosophy of Photography.

By Henri Van Lier. Leuven University Press.


Selected reading from the following publications:

The Altered Landscape.

Edited by Peter E. Pool, with essays by Patricia Nelson, Limerick, Dave Hickey, and Thomas W. Southall. Published by Nevada Art Museum of Art/University of Nevada Press

River of Shadows

By Rebecca Solnit. Published by Penguin Books.

Photography After Frank.

Essays by Philip Gefter: Published by Aperture

Theories of Photography

by Sabine Kriebel, from Photography Theory

The Author as Producer

by Walter Benjamin

Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs.

By Ansel Adams. Published by Little, Brown and Company

View Finder: Mark Klett, Photography, and the Reinvention of Landscape.

By William L. Fox.  Publisher University of New Mexico Press

The Last Picture Show.

by Douglas Fogle

California: Views by Robert Adams of the Los Angeles Basin, 1978–1983

Essay by Robert Haas. Published by Frankel Gallery, San Francisco/Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Edgar Martins: Topologies.

Essay by John Beardsley.  Conversation with David Campany.  Published by Aperture

Zero Landscapes in the Time of Hyperobjects.

by Timothy Morton.

The Politics of Verticality.

from The Wretched of the Screen by Hito Steyerl.

Surface: Contemporary Photographic Practice.

Edited by Vicky Hayward.  Published by Booth – Clibborn