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1Introduction: The Power of PhotographyVideo: Berger. Ways of Seeing. Part 1. London, UK: BBC, 32 minutes, Color, 1974.
2Histories"The Photo Shoot." Video clips: Louis Lumière, 118, 105, and 310.
3Anthropology and PhotographyVideo clips: Eadweard J. Muybridge.

Video excerpts: Cannibal Tourism.
Beginning of week 3: Paper 1 due
4Albums and Family Photographs: Western and EasternVideo clips: Ellis Island. 3-hours, History Channel.

Video excerpts: David and Judith MacDougall. Photo Wallahs: An Encounter with Photography. 60 min, Berkeley, CA: University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning, 1991.
5Photography as Fragment, Photos as Evidence: Portraits, ID PhotosEnd of week 5: Paper 2 due
6Mug Shots, Memorial Books

Visual Anthropology
7Aerial PhotographyVideo clips: WWII Aerial Photography. Midterm
8Nature Photographs: The Case of National Geographic

True or False?
National Geographic video clips.

On Photography and Ghosts, see The American Museum of Photography Web site.
Beginning of week 8: Paper 3 due
9Fashion Photography and PaparazziPaparazzi. Directed by Paul Abascal. Twentieth Century Fox, 2004. DVD.

Police-press Collaborations: On the "Perp Walk" and "Ride-alongs."

Recommended: Fellini. .
10Photography and GenderVideo clips: Ways of Seeing. Part 2.
11Photography and OrientalismBeginning of week 11: Paper 4 due
12Iraq Photos

Conclusions and Copyright Law: Who Owns the Image?
13Student Presentations


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