ARTH 042. Photography and East Asia


This course explores the history of photography in China, Japan, and Korea from the 1840s to the end of the twentieth century. It focuses on the development of this powerful form of visual communication against specific cultural and historical contexts, examining the various motivations for making and displaying photographs as well as the ways in which the history of modern East Asia was mediated through the lens. We consider how photography was integrated into artistic practices and everyday life, playing a vital role in forging new national and social identities and the shaping of both public and personal memories. 
1 credit.
Spring 2021. Lee.
Catalog chapter: Art and Art History  
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