Visual Kinship: Families and Photographs

Exploration of the history and practice of family photography from an interdisciplinary perspective. Study of family photographs from the analog to the digital era, from snapshots to portraits, and from instrumental images to art exhibitions. Particular attention to the ways in which family photographs have helped establish gendered and racial hierarchies and examination of recent ways of reconceiving these images.
Taught by Laura Wexler Spring 2019
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Laura Wexler
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AMST 729, FILM 810, HSAR 493, WGSS 746,