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  1. Mar 2018
    1. Jacob Riis’s images of New York squalor in the 1880s

      We will look at some of these photos later in the semester. Riis published his photographs in a book describing the living conditions of impoverished neighborhoods in New York City called How the Other Half Lives (1890). You can access the entire book on the online resource Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/45502/45502-h/45502-h.htm

    2. Yashica Electro-35 GT

      This camera was the latest model of rangefinder cameras by Yashica at this point. In some ways they were better than the more famous Nikons because the images were sharper, and they were good in low light conditions. Recently, there has been a mini-revival for these cameras. It's the camera Peter Parker uses in the 2012 movie Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man. You can see him hand over this camera to a girl in this clip: https://youtu.be/TcGHKrh8J8I.

    3. Michael Powell’s extraordinary movie Peeping Tom (1960

      This film by the British filmmaker Michael Powell was released the same year as Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) but unlike the popularity of the American film, critics scorned Powell's movie.** Read Roger Ebert's review of it here: https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-peeping-tom-1960

    4. Felix Greene

      Felix Greene was an American photographer who produced many photographs for the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War. He published a book entitled "Vietnam! Vietnam". The San Francisco Chronicle sent him to photograph in North Vietnam (which many Americans viewed as the enemy) in the 1960s and Greene was photographed with Ho Chi Minh.

  2. Feb 2018
    1. Dziga Vertov’s great film, Man with a Movie Camera (1929),

      Vertov's film was a documentary film giving an idea of a typical day in Russia in the 1920s. Vertov filmed everyday life around him, there were no actors, no dialogue. He took his film and pieced it together to show the viewer what life is like in the Soviet Union

    2. Bergen-Belsen

      Bergen-Belsen is the concentration camp where Anne Frank died. For more info on this camp and others, visit the Holocaust Museum website: https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/bergen-belsen

    3. Godard’s Les Carabiners (1963)

      Les Carabiners is a film by French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard. Although it is unclear from Sontag's description of the film, it's an anti-war film. For more info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056905/.