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Photographing The City: London University of Westminster - Arts, Business & Sciences Program Summer 2022 July 3-Week - London

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Photographing The City: London

Photographing The City: London Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: University of Westminster
Location: London, England
Primary Subject Area: Photography
Other Subject Area: Media Studies
Instruction in: English
Course Code: 2MSS404
Transcript Source: TBD
Course Details: Level 200
Recommended Semester Credits: 4
Required Supplies: It is advisable for students to bring their own digital or digital SLR camera for this class. If students do not have a digital or digital SLR camera one can be hired out free of charge from the Photography department based at the Harrow Campus.


This class is concerned with an investigation of the city as represented through historical and contemporary photography. Through a series of lectures and workshops, students gain a critical perspective on the city as a social, cultural, architectural and artistic phenomenon. Through image and text based research they focus on an aspect of the city to represent through their own photographic project.

This class aims to:
-To enable students to produce a coherent photographic project based on the theme of the city.
-To inform the work with an historical overview of the city, its development and its inhabitants based on photographic representations from the 1860?s to the present day.
-To consider ways that the city and its social conditions, (housing, work, poverty, war), cultural trends (music film fashion) and artistic production can be represented through photography based media (illustrated press, Film, Television)
-To develop photographic production techniques and methodology through the production of the body of photographic work in response to the briefing on the city.
-To introduce the practice of constructive appraisal and self appraisal of performance.
-To evaluate the genres of documentary, urban landscape, street photography, fashion, the tableau and photojournalism and paparazzi, in representing city themes.

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