Photography: Curatorial Practices PHOT-460
The course stresses research and presentation, as well as understanding of the history of the creation of photography-based exhibitions, with the goal of providing useful curatorial experience. The class will explore aspects of the history of the presentation of photographs to the broad public, beginning with the 1938 Walker Evans: American photographs exhibition at MoMA and tracing a path through the intervening years leading up to very recent exhibitions. Students will study important exhibitions as well as texts related to their creation, implementation, and reception. Students will acquire archival research and develop a familiarity with conceiving an exhibition, designing it, and presenting it.