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3 DAYS LECTURES program

Dr. Ana Peraica
Foto Atelier Perajica (1934.)
www.atelierperajica.com

PHOTOGRAPHY
BETWEEN
THEORY AND PRACTICE
Contents
Dr. Ana Peraica........................................................................................................................ 1
Contents....................................................................................................................................... 1
ABOUT THIS COURSE:.............................................................................................................. 1
INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................ 1
PREREQUISITES:....................................................................................................................... 1
COURSE SCHEDULE................................................................................................................. 1
DAY 1.: FROM PHOTOGRAPHIC THEORY TO THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICE ...........1
Morning session: INTRODUCTION TO THE LECTURE ................................................... 1
Evening session: INCONSISTENCIES IN PHOTOGRAPHY THEORY..............................2
DAY 2.; FROM PHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICE BACK TO THE THEORY OF
PHOTOGRAPHY..................................................................................................................... 2
Morning session: ................................................................................................................. 2
Evening session: ................................................................................................................. 2
Day 3.: PHOTOGRAPHY, IDEOLOGY, CONTEXT IN THEORY AND PRACTICE OF
PHOTOGRAPHY..................................................................................................................... 2
Morning session: ................................................................................................................. 2
Evening session: ................................................................................................................. 2
LITERATURE: ........................................................................................................................... 2
Technical requests: .................................................................................................................... 2
About the lecturer: ..................................................................................................................... 2
WRITINGS OF THE AUTHOR AVAILABLE ONLINE ...................................................... 2

ABOUT THIS COURSE: Which photography theorists seem to have never used a photo camera themselves? Which theories are photographically impossible? Is a camera set-up similar to the discourse? Can a photography. amateur or professional. such as Baudrillard’s show of photographs. is based on a naive realism. Students should be familiar with elementary writings in photographic theory. continue using it without any doubt capacities of description of reality in photography have crossed the reality itself. included filters and distortions). as well as practice-into theory of photography related experiments. It has become a tool of a mass. A course pack is sent 2 weeks in advance. media arts. The pack includes essays to be analyzed and referred on the course. and under which conditions.: FROM PHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICE THEORY TO THE Morning session: INTRODUCTION TO THE LECTURE The first day morning session would give a preview of theory-into-practice. which no longer satisfies the mere technical information of camera (ISO levels. as mass industry is presenting a new model almost daily. COURSE SCHEDULE DAY 1. such as Roland Barthes. a clear and distinct discourse. Many disciplines. produce distorted arguments when there is a change in depth of the field. But.to understand it. as well as to be able to produce photography as an argument in the debate itself.. photography produce a logical argument or moreover. while the tool itself is developing. image science. PREREQUISITES: This serial of lectures is tailored for students which have successfully finished their BA or MA course in media theory.. The goal of this class is to develop the awareness on the relationship of photography to its explanation. today. or when using lenses with different focal lengths? Can. Students are encouraged to take their own. the theory explaining photography is hardly following these developments. photo cameras to the course. Only new media theories rise scepticism and relativism towards the epistemological value of photography. film studies and photography. medicine etc. is not used by professionals only. Vilem Flusser etc. by itself? INTRODUCTION Photography. but . which would also mean . such as archeology. It would show the unusual transfers between theory and practice of photography. The most of photographic theory. for practical experimentations. still. as used in science. contrast. Susan Sontag. ethnology.

A number of possibilities of what is named the “ontological fraud” are given. There are also possibilities of student works’ reviewing. PowerPoint Card reader (compact flash) Beamer . medicine (plastic surgery and radiology). ISO sensitivity. Sciences are divided according to their technical manuals. such as. Alan Sekula.. staging. Martha Rosler. as well as their differences. de-contextualisation. questions and answers. The scopic distortions of each are analysed.: PHOTOGRAPHY.also writings of contemporary photographers as. exploring connections between theoretical and practical body of works. FROM PHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICE BACK TO THE THEORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY Morning session: Students are encouraged to test the possibility of recording a portrait in settings Arthur Danto specifies as ones used to record dying Candy Darling. differentiating. cultural studies (cases). physics (astro and macro photography). Day 3. law (court evidences). Lenses. Evening session: INCONSISTENCIES IN THEORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY The evening session continues with a review of disconnections among the theory and practice. in class or in studio visits. contextualisation and context production … Evening session: The evening session is devoted to conclusions. LITERATURE: (in a separate sheet) Technical requests: PC with Nikon software. Evening session: A review of uses of photography in sciences is given. CONTEXT IN THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PHOTOGRAPHY Morning session: Morning continues with the previous day’s topic of distortion of reality to the topic of faking reality in photographs. but now proceeding to crucial misunderstandings made by theorists. Photoshop 4 or higher. DAY 2. IDEOLOGY. Photography is used as a tool in ethnography (archive). Way of recording and other technical demands. Adobe Bridge.

Berlin. Žena na raskrižju ideologija. 2006. Springerin.atelierperajica. 2007. Fotografija. Subversions. including her thesis Photography as the Evidence.html . She is the daughter of the photographer Dražen Perajica and the granddaughter of photographer and cameraman Antonio Perajica. Essays in Contemporary Arts and Culture.. WRITINGS OF THE AUTHOR AVAILABLE ONLINE Recent articles are available online at http://www. Pavilion. Eyemazing. Her books include. Amsterdam. She has published numerous articles and essays in magazines such as Afterimage. Victims symptom (PTSD and Culture). can be found online. 2008.About the lecturer: Dr..com/texts. Ana Peraica is a working photographer and photographing theorist. Flash Art. many of which.