School of Art


ART 4941 Special Topics in Photography: New Archive

Special Topics in Photography: New Archive is an examination and exploration of photography that uses others images as its source material. Students study other photographers working in this manner and work on their own projects that re-contextualize others images within their own photographic practice. Ethical and copyright issues are examined within this context. Specific photographic projects considered are the use of vintage photographs (both within one’s own family history or that of a strangers), the use of Internet images, archives of images (the library of congress), as well as repurposing scientific images (mapping, research).