MSJ 232

Course Code: MSJ 232
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Topics to be covered on this course include the history of photojournalism, the “news” photograph, how pictures are set up and selected and how the newspapers and magazines use photographs. In addition, the politics and ethics of photojournalism will be covered in depth, especially the ‘truthfulness’ of images? The role of photojournalism in covering the “front-line” such as war, conflict and social unrest will be addressed. The course will conclude with the consideration of the changing technology of photojournalism. The aesthetic analysis of photography, techniques of taking classic photographs, using photo lab, techniques of negative development and printing are another important focus of this course.