11.309J / 4.215J Sites in Sight: Photography as Inquiry

Fall 2003

Harvard Bridge.
An image from the Harvard Bridge project.  (Image courtesy of Sawako Kaijima.)

Course Highlights

This class includes a very thorough reading list on the subject, and several excellent projects focused on sites chosen by the students.

Course Description

This course explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating landscapes and expressing ideas. Readings, observations, and photographs form the basis of discussions on landscape, light, significant detail, place, poetics, narrative, and how photography can inform design and planning, among other issues.

The class website can be found here: Sites in Sight: Photography as Inquiry.

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Prof. Anne Whiston Spirn

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
4 hours / session