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Hello, and welcome to the course guide for AHST 1172 - History of Photography!
You can use this guide to begin gathering information for your abstract and bibliography, and subsequently, your research paper.
If you are just beginning your research, please refer to Step 1: Formulating and Clarifying Your Research Topic below. This will help you figure out keywords that you can use in your research.
If you need help after our library session, there are several options available:
The Research Assignment (from Prof. Cesiro's handout):
Think of questions relating to your chosen photograph, photographer, or movement. Start with what interests you. Here are some suggestion to think about:
Hint: Doing a thorough visual analysis of the art prior to this will help you generate questions. Also use details from the museum's information associated with the art to inform these questions.
In groups, please generate some potential research questions or topics about this photograph by Lewis Hine. What do you already know about the photographer, the time period, the subject, and what can you learn by looking at it?
Lewis Hine, Man on girders, mooring mast, Empire State building, ca. 1931. From the George Eastman House Still Photograph Archive, http://www.geh.org/fm/lwhprints/htmlsrc2/m197701610038_ful.html.