Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Illustrated Essay (2500 words)||80%|
|Semester Assessment||Written Response (500 words)||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Illustrated Essay (2500 words)||80%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Written Response (500 words)||20%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1 - Identify and classify major movements in 19th and early 20th century photography.
2 - Recognise major 19th and early 20th century photographic processes.
3 - Demonstrate an understanding of 19th and early 20th century trends in photography.
4 - Identify and interpret works by key 19th and early 20th century photographers.
5 - Explain how photography heralded a visual revolution for societies world-wide.
You will have the opportunity to examine rare and original photographic prints from the collections of the National Library of Wales and the School of Art Museum.
Introduction. Readings. Assignments. Field trip. Blackboard. ‘Opticks’ and the origins of Photography. Philosophical Inquiries and Concepts centred on Light and Light Capture.
The 'Official' Invention (1839): Niepce, Daguerre and Talbot.
Exploring early photographs at the National Library of Wales.
A New Language: War, Travel and the Portrait.
A New Art: Romance, Polemics and Recantations.
New Momentum, New Directions.
Photo-Modernism: American Realism/European Experimental before 1945.
Politics and the Camera: Social(ist) Commentaries (1840s-1950s).
Documents and Narratives: Politics and Ideology as Photographic Form.
Margaret Bourke-White: War, Fortune and Steel.
Bill Brandt and Robert Frank: Documentary to Art.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||n/a|
|Communication||Articulating ideas orally in seminar discussions and textually through essay.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Independent study through assignment research and preparation; written and oral feedback, and essay.|
|Information Technology||Conducting research through library catalogues, online scholarly databases and museum websites; engaging with digital platforms like Blackboard, Turnitin, Panopto.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Emphasis on professional presentation of research and essay plan using MLA style documentation.|
|Problem solving||In seminar preparation and discussion, essay research and writing.|
|Research skills||In seminar preparation, conducting research for essay, compiling essay plan.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Ability to visually analyze photographs, set them in their historical context, draw explanatory connections between photographic approaches, critically engage with primary and secondary sources, compose and justify arguments about photographic history.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4