JUDAIC 318 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Section: 002 Jewish Photographers: Pictures of the Modern World
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course traces a history of image making by Jews in the twentieth century, focusing on Europe and the United States. Jewish photographers participated in many different aspects of photography—including fashion, portrait, journalism, war, art, and documentary photography—and the course seeks to be representative, emphasizing those photographers whose pictures often resonated beyond their immediate moment. Thus the course will also consider the multiple lives of photographs, how photographers do their work in one context and then subsequently find themselves and their pictures in another. Photographs taken of European Jewish life prior to World War II, for example, acquired different meanings after the Holocaust because they were seen as describing a lost world. Among the photographers to be considered are Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Andre Kertesz, Alter Kacyzne, Roman Vishniac, Robert Capa, Chim, Lisette Model, Aaron Siskind, Helen Levitt, Rebecca Lepkoff, Weegee, Sid Grossman, Esther Bubley, Robert Frank, William Klein, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Danny Lyon, Nan Goldin, Sylvia Plachy, Larry Sultan, Joanne Leonard.

JUDAIC 318 - Humanities Topics in Judaism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LEC)
5LSA Hnrs
5Enrollment Management
W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
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ISBN: 9780300093322
New York : capital of photography ; [this book is published in conjunction with the Exhibition New York: Capital of Photography], Publisher: Yale Univ. Press 2002
ISBN: 0520251830
Weegee and Naked city, Author: Lee, Anthony W., 1960-, Publisher: University of California Press 2008
ISBN: 9780306707247
Naked city, Author: Weegee, 1899-1968., Publisher: Da Capo Press 1975
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9783931141806
Robert Franks: The Americans, Publisher: Scalo 1998
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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