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Spring 2017-2018
* ART 378 / AFS 378 / AAS 377 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Post-1945 African Photography

Chika O. Okeke-Agulu

This course examines the role and status of photography in different phases of Africa's political, cultural and art historical experience since 1945. We explore how African photographers used the photographic medium in the service of the state, society and their own artistic visions during the colonial and post-independence eras. Photography's relationship with art and its social function in Africa will underlie our discussion.

Sample reading list:
Harney, Erin, Photography and Africa
Nelson, Steven, Transgressive Transcendence in Photographs R. Fani-Kayode
Hine, Lewis, "Social Photography"
Nura Mustafa, Hudita, Portraits of Modernity
Oguibe, Olu, "Photography and the Substance of the Image"
Enwezor, Okwui and Octavio Zaya, Colonial Imaginary, Tropes of Disruption
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
80-150 pages/week; Midterm paper (5-7pp) ; oral presentations; final term paper (10-12pp).

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
For department majors, satisfies Group 3 distribution requirement..

Other information:
Graduate students should contact the instructor for permission to enroll in the course.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42592 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   McCormick Hall   103   Enrolled:11 Limit:14