Criticism of Photography

By using historic references and theories in photography, this course will provide students a basic structure to the understanding of photographic images. 1.Defining photography criticism 2.Kinds of criticism and stances toward criticism 3.How to describe photograph 4.Interpreting photographs 5.Types of photographs and the ensuing problems in interpretation 6.Photographs and contexts 7.Evaluating photographs: Judgments and Criteria 8.Evaluating photographs: Judgments as arguments 9.Midterm examination 10.Introduction to theories in photography 11.Introduction to theories in photography 12.Theories and critics 13.Reading photography criticism 14.Writing photography criticism 15.Talking about photographs from the perspective of artists or critics 16.Criticizing photographic exhibitions.