Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9203036772015Contemporary PhotographyElective236
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims a broad based approach to studying the most significant developments and photographers in the context of critical and cultural researches within contemporary photography practice.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr.Zuhal Özel Sağlamtimur
Learning Outcomes
11. Providing knowledge about contemporary photography.
22. Understanding aesthetic of contemporary photography.
33. Interpretation digital technologies and after postmodernism.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Postmodernism and photography, post-photography, digital photography, found photography, vintage photography, social media and photography, manipulation, documentary photography.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The development of traditional photography techniques3
2Conceptual photography3
3New approaches to documentary photography3
4Modernism and photography3
5Photography from modernism to postmodernism 3
6Photography and postmodernism3
7Reality and fiction 3
8Midterm exam
9Feminism and photography3
10Postmodernism and documentary photography3
11Baudrillard and simulation3
12Digital photography3
13Manipulation and the reconstruction of reality3
14Post-Photography3
15New media and photography3
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Durden, Mark (2014) Photography Today, London: Phaidon Press. Amelunxen, Hubertus v. - Iglhaut, Stefan – Rötzer, Florian (Ed.), (1996) Photography After Photography, Münich: G+B Arts. Mitchell, William J. (1992) The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Area, Cambridge: MIT Press. Ritchin, Fred (2009) After Photography, New York: Norton. Wombell, Paul (Ed.) (1991) Photovideo: Photography in The Age of The Computer, London: Rivers Oram Press. Lister, Martin (Ed.), (1995) The Photographic Image in Digital Culture, London and New York: Routledge. Robins, Kevin (1999) İmaj: Görmenin Kültürü ve Politikası, Nuray Türkoğlu (Çev.), İstanbul: Ayrıntı Yayınları. Shore, Robert (2014) Post-Photography, London: Laurence King Publising.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14342
Discussion14342
Project Preparation21020
Project Presentation236
Seminar199
Reading11555
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO2 11    11     1 
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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