Graduate Symposium: Re-Thinking Social Documentary Photography

Re-Thinking Social Documentary


Monday, April 27, 2015 / 2 to 5pm
A graduate student symposium

Keynote Speaker
Katherine A. Bussard
Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum
Social Documentary Photography: Some Questions

The Social Documentary Project
Kathleen Pierce
The Scientific Document and the Social Documentary: Photographs from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Tianyi Sun
The Filippov Family: Social Documentary Photographs as Photo Essay

James M. Levinsohn
For and Against: Re-Working Social Documentary Photography after Modernity
in the Practice of Catherine Opie, Zoe Strauss, and LaToya Ruby Frazier

Social Documentary and Formalism
Leeza Cinar
The Reshaping of Social Documentary Photography as Depicted by Garry Winogrand

Betty Jarvis
Investigating Formalism in the Work of Aaron Siskind: From the Harlem Document to Abstraction

Emily Spencer
Uncovering the Aesthetic Document in Elliott Erwitt’s Sincere Photography

Social Documentary and Identity
Sophie Ong
Constructing the Biography of David Roper in Larry Clark’s Tulsa

Anna Rogulina
Igor Mouchin’s Young People in the City and the Politics of Representing Subculture in the Soviet Union

Peter Kharmandarian
Judaism through the Lens of Social Documentary Photography

A reception follows the symposium


This graduate symposium, organized by the
Zimmerli Art Museum and the Department of Art History,
Rutgers University, is generously supported by the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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