ART315 Perspectives in Photography (8)
This subject is concerned with aesthetic, stylistic, historical and social aspects of photography from its invention to the present. Critical approaches of nineteenth century writers are contrasted with those of twentieth century photographic theorists and historians. Particular attention is given to evaluating changing attitudes to photography (as reflected in photographic and art magazines and the popular press), and analyzing selected works by individual photographers and artists in other related visual media.
Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Communication and Creative Industries
Enrolment restrictions
Not available to students who have previously completed ART-3114
Assumed Knowledge
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstarte a broader and deeper critical understanding of photography and its place in art history
  • be able to distinguish the characteristics of photography as fine art from other forms, such as photojournalism, documentary, commercial and popular photography
The subject will cover the following topics:
The Invention of Photography Romanticism and Realism in Photographs The Search for a Photographic Aesthetic Critical Views: Nineteenth Century Documentation versus Pictorialism Photography and Cultural History Photography and Society Popular Photography Photo-Journalism Critical Views: Twentieth Century
Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.