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Paul E Berger
ART 512
Seattle Campus

Graduate Seminar

Class description

Photography and Truth: A Quick Look This seminar will center around various interpretations of the way the photograph and objectivity interrelate - or not. Readings in the first half of the seminar will center on Errol Morris' "Believing Is Seeing", and other supplementary articles in juxtaposition. The second half of the seminar will involve student selected readings relating to the general topic. The seminar will conclude with student presentations that respond to the topic of "Photography and Truth".

Student learning goals

Articulate the way or ways in which the "problem" of Photography and Truth can be meaningfully engaged.

Learn to speak to the above problem without being tedious.

General method of instruction

See Class description above.

Recommended preparation

This class is designed for Photomedia MFA students along with Photomedia Honors students. However, it is open to any MFA Art graduate student as well who might have an interest in the topic.

Class assignments and grading

Course determined readings with discussions; selection and presentation of student generated readings with discussions; and student oral presentations with visual material in support.

The grade is a reflection of how well students do with the above assignments and participation overall.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Paul E Berger
Date: 11/02/2011