Course on Photographic Theories & Practices at JNU [Oct 28- Nov 8]: Registrations Open


Photography has had a long and complex history that has engaged the world since the mid-nineteenth century. It is an essential aspect of the visual excess that characterizes human living today. Photography has long been recognized as an important field of study and practice, with its own area of problematics and investigations, especially since the cultural and visual turns in the humanities.

Hence media, the sciences, governments, and everyday social and familial life have become of the chief domains that have actively engaged the camera, using diverse photographic formats including journalism, art, commercial photography, and portraiture, to name a few. India has had a rich internal history of photography, even as the discipline’s theoretical discourse and practical technologies have constantly borne the influence of global developments.

The proposed GIAN course would cover key practical as well as theoretical dimensions of photography through lectures and tutorials by two leading international figures in the field. It will be beneficial for practitioners of photography, artists, conservators, archivists, media persons, journalists, theoreticians, critics and curators in addition to anyone engaged with the medium in any capacity.

Course Content
  • Identification and preservation of photographs
  • Photographic theory
  • World System Photography
  • Territories and Networks: How ‘Indian’ is Indian Photography
  • The Civil Contract of Photography in India
  • Preservation practices
  • Waterhouse, Bourne, and Deen Dayal
Who can Attend?

Students of all degree levels, teachers, practitioners of photography, museum studies, art, and visual studies, critics, curators, journalists, media persons, archivists, museologists, art conservationists in private and government organizations. Anyone else interested in the subject.


Interested candidates can register online by clicking here.


Phone Number: +91 – 9811099657

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