Welcome! The seminar examines photography as both technology and cultural production, and examines its intervention in the creation and perpetuation of empires, archives, and knowledges. This short guide lists off helpful bibliographies, recommended journals, suggested LC subject headings to browse virtually, and examples of books from UCI Libraries that may interest you or help you engage further: theory and method, technical, process, conservation, social & cultural and photography & philosophy.
Oxford Bibliographies Online Entries:
Resources for: general overviews & reference works; recommended journals; theory; technical aspects; social and cultural lens; national/regional histories (North America, Europe, Africa, Asia); genre/subject matter (the photobook, anthropology)
Resources for: general overviews; 19th century primary sources; biographical studies of individual photographers; thematic collections; critical studies; architectural photography; documentary (early and mid-20th century, late 20th century); art photography; individual photographers; contemporary photography: group publications.
Photography in the History of Race and the Nation
Resources for: archives and collections; history of photography in Latin America; portraiture and race; outside perspectives; photographic avant-gardes and the quest for modernity; photography and the state; photography and revolution; construction of ethnic and class identity; Indigeneity; racial photographies; violence and memory; restoring agency, undoing race.
Analytic Philosophy of Photography
Resources for: general overviews of the philosophical literature; anthologies; art and photography; photography and knowledge; photographic phenomenology; photographic representation; photography and ethics; methodological issues.
Contemporary Photographic History Journals
Contemporary Photography Journals
LC Subject Terms in Library Search:
National & Regional Histories