- Professor Christiana Payne (Professor - Oxford Brookes University)
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay 2,500 words Essay (with list ‘Works Cited’ comprising 10 secondary sources related to/relevant for the critical essay)||50%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Exam||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resit essy Essay (with list ‘Works Cited’ comprising 10 secondary sources related to/relevant for the critical essay)||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Resit exam||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1) identify major movements in 19th and early 20th century photography;
2) demonstrate an understanding major processes in 19th and early 20th century photography;
3) demonstrate an understanding of the major trends in 19th and early 20th century photography;
4) identify and discuss the work of key photographers in 19th and early 20th century photography;
5) articulate an awareness of the visual revolution which photography heralded for societies world-wide.
‘Opticks’ and the origins of photography: Philosophical Inquiries and Concepts centred on Light and Light Capture.
2. The 'Official' Invention (1839): Niepce, Daguerre and Talbot.
3. Exploring early photographs at the National Library of Wales.
4. A New Language: War, Travel and the Portrait.
5. A New Art: romance, polemics and recantations.
6. New Momentum, New Directions.
European and American currents in Modernist photography before 1945
7. Photo-Modernism: American Realism/European Experimental.
8. Politics and the Camera: Social(ist) Commentaries (1840s-1950s).
9. Documents and Narratives: Politics and Ideology as Photographic Form.
10. Margaret Bourke-White: War, Fortune and Steel.
11. Bill Brandt and Robert Frank: Documentary to Art.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Written communication skills.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Written, critical, IS and research skills further developed.|
|Information Technology||Research and writing in an academic context.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Professional presentation of research and annotated bibliography using MLA style documentation.|
|Problem solving||Contextualizing historical precedent in the history of photography (e.g. visual, cultural, media, conceptual effects of the medium)|
|Research skills||Researching through the use of library resources (National Library, Hugh Owen) as well electronic resources (e.g. the internet), object studies (School of Art collections, NLW collections of photographs)|
|Subject Specific Skills||Introduced to the specifics of photographic influences on political, social and cultural functions.|
|Team work||Seminar discussion groups and debate.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5