April 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – June 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
The Photographers' Gallery,
Turner House
16-18 Ramillies St, Soho, London W1F 7LW
+44 (020) 7087 9300

Walter Benjamin


This eight-week, Monday evening course provides students with an introduction to some of the major ways of thinking about photography from the interwar period to the contemporary.

Each week a specific writer or thinker of photographic theory and/or history will be introduced and students will examine visual examples in the light of their concepts.

The course works up to the present day and encourages contemporary thinking around photography, and the many ways of encountering the photographic image in all its forms.

Students will gain a broad and thorough understanding of major thinkers and movements in modern and contemporary thought, and sessions are informed by a combination of lectures and lively group discussions.

Texts addressed in the sessions include those by Walter Benjamin, Susan Sontag, John Berger, Roland Barthes, Allan Sekula, Abigail Solomon-Godeau and other key thinkers of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

Photography, Critical & Analytical Theory

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