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Integrating art history, research-based artistic production, theory, science, and environmental studies, the aim of this course is to critically and actively explore the historic and contemporary interplay between photography and environmental history; technology, pollution, waste, and destruction; the shifting composition, structure, and function of landscape; cultural constructions of nature and environmental perceptions; environmental justice; histories of conservation; land use; politics and policy; and, the role of photography in responding to how humans interpret, create, and have an impact on land patterns and processes.


Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums and Lecturer on History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

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