Monthly Archives: November 2010

Dorothea Lange’s “Death of a Valley”

I looked at Dorothea Lange’s and Pirkle Jones, “Death of a Valley,” Aperture 8:3 (1960) for this week’s reading and looking assignments. Our focus for this week is on storytelling and how the juxtaposition of images and words can tell … Continue reading

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Documenting Industrial Pollution

I was really fascinated by Eugene W. Smith and Aileen M. Smith’s book Minamata (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1975) that documented the fight of Japanese families against Chisso, the petrochemical company that refused to take responsibility for countless cases of … Continue reading

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Nature in our landscapes

This week’s readings were on the polemical landscape, and the ideological debates on the topic of nature and what it means in a manmade world. There is a dichotomy of nature on the one hand and humans on the other, … Continue reading

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