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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21A.348 (Spring 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Photography and Truth 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Anthropology 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Susan Slyomovics 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 21A.348 Photography and Truth



    Spring 2005




    Course Highlights


    This course features an extensive reading list.


    Course Description


    Photographs in anthropology serve many purposes: as primary data, illustrations of words in a book, documentation for disappearing cultures, evidence of fieldwork, material objects for museum exhibitions, and even works of art. This course explores photography as art, research tool, and communication.
     

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