School of Art


Art 4941 Special Topics: Photography & Preservation

This course examines the history of preservation through photography and landscape architecture, looking at its relationships to social works projects. In the tradition of the FSA photographers, Timothy O’Sullivan, and Eugene Atget’s Old Paris preservation works, this class researches and photographs specific neighborhoods in Baton Rouge considering their historical importance. The course considers historical and contemporary issues, memorialization, collective memory, as well as the ethics of photographing communities as outsiders. Together, photography and landscape architecture students conduct this research and photographic evidence to create an archive and make recommendations for future plans.