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Lecture 9

CS100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Thesis Statement, Halftone, Photojournalism

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Department
Communication Studies
Course Code
CS100
Professor
Jade Miller
Lecture
9

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CS100 Lecture 9
Annotated Bib. #2 - Main Differences:
-its a revision
-must take into account advice on first draft
-must be improved
-new: must have evidence of meeting with someone to discuss revision
-new: 5 sources, not 2 (3 journal articles and 2 books/chapters in books)
-new: thesis statement as answer to research question, based on researched found in sources
Meetings:
1) library - Nov 27. 7-10, Nov.28, 6-9, Dec.1, 9am-12pm
2) writing centre appointment
3) appt. with prof. or TA
* stamped or signed proof of meeting must be submitted with the final draft
Photography
Sontag
“to photograph is to appropriate the thing being photographed” (174)
to posses the past, posses a period of time where something different is happening in the
exact same place
Value vs. photograph
photograph may show an expensive item
Desire vs. photograph
wanting your photo taken vs. not - active consent or lack of it
Evidence
used in court case/criminal activity/theft
more daily use - showing peers evidence of daily life
Writing vs. Photo
“while a painting or prose description can never be other than a narrowly selective
interpretation, a photograph can be treated as a narrowly selective transparency”
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November 13, 2017
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when you read something, you are aware that it is being filtered through another brain/
interpretation. When looking at a photograph, we believe it is a replication of reality, do not
think about the role that the photographer has.
posing pictures/in the moment
Reality vs. Interpretation
altering looks, photoshop, alternate vision of reality
Cameras Enter Everyday Life
how pictures went from art to everyday life
a photographers role in family life: children, family gatherings, weddings, graduation
Clicker: what is one social trend that Sontag says contributed to the widespread adoption of
photography in the Victorian age? - spread of the nuclear family, less multigenerational families
living under one roof
Social Context
nuclear family as a dominant social unit
multi-generations under one roof model in decline
documenting for one another
Sontag Cont.
“there is an aggression implicit in every use of the camera”
if you have a camera, you see the world as a set of potential images
Photo and Travel
vacation photos from your perspective to share with family and friends
change experience of life
Experience as a Photographer
life’s purpose: assemblage of photo moments
distraction from being distorted
fills awkward moments
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