Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Fotoğraf Kültürü CUL 537 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. MELİH ZAFER ARICAN
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. MELİH ZAFER ARICAN,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective

Using photography in the field of art and communication changed in the 1960s. Contemporary art ptactice effected on photography and it  transformed post-aesthetics appearence. Concept on arts; the market, art institutions, digital art practices, artist and art work, changed also. Contemporary photography and contemporary design were affected by this change. In this course will be discussed dimensions of interaction with example design works. 

Course Content
In this course, the formation of photographic culture and its effects on society will be examined.
In addition, the use of minimalist, conceptual, postmodern, contemporary and other contemporary styles of photography in design will be discussed through examples.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 She/ He understands the importance of the relationship between photography and society
2 It can be compare that traditional and contemporary photography.
3 Understands the social importance of photography culture.
4 Aware of the recent discussions about contemporary art.
5 Analyze the relationship between contemporary photography and culture industry.
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Contemporary art discussion in the context of post-art and post-aesthetic concepts. (Duchamp, Danto, Kuspit)
2 Formation and spread of photo culture Fotoğraf ve Toplum, Gisele Freund
3 The relationship between modernism and photography Fotoğraf ve Toplum
4 What is contemporary photography? Danto, Sontag, Barthes
5 Analyze examples of contemporary photography Jeff Wall, Juergen Teller
6 Evaluation
7 Cultural codes of contemporary photography Examine project of contemporary photographers
8 Minimalist photography Michael Kenna
9 Conceptual photography Jeff Wall, Victor Burgin
10 Postmodern photography and culture Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Sherie Levine
11 Contemporary documentary and war photography and its effect on culture Alec Soth, Simon Norfolk
12 New media art, photography and design Reading about new media and new media art.
13 Contemporary street photography culture (Bruce Gilden) Bruce Gilden's street photos
14 Final evaluation
Course Notes
Course Resources
Susan Sontag, Fotoğraf Üzerine, Çeviri: Reha Akçakaya, AltıKırkbeş Yayınları, İstanbul 1993 
Sanat Dünyamız, Üç Aylık Kültür Sanat Dergisi, Dosya: Fotoğraf Nerede Biter, Sayı 84, YKY, Yaz 2002
Ahu Antmen, 20 Yüzyıl Batı Sanatında Akımlar, Sel Yayıncılık, İstanbul 2008
Arthur C. Danto, Sanatın Sonundan Sonra, Çeviri: Zeynep Demirsü, Ayrıntı Yayınları, İstanbul 2010 
Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida- Fotoğraf Üzerine Düşünceler, Çeviri: Reha Akçakaya, Altıkırkbeş Yayınları, İstanbul 2011 
Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida, Çeviri: Reha Akçakaya, Altıkırkbeş Yayınları, İstanbul 2011
Quentin Bajac, Fotoğraftan Sonra (Analog Fotoğraftan Dijital Devrime), Çeviri: Marşo Franco, YKY, İstanbul 2011 
Donald Kuspit, Sanatın Sonu, Metis Yayınları, Çeviri: Yasemin Tezgiden, İstanbul 2014
Kathrin Yacavone, Benjamin, Barthes ve Fotoğrafın Tekilliği, Çeviri: Simber Atay, Melih Tumen, Hayalperest Kitap, İstanbul 2015
Giselle Freund, Fotoğraf ve Toplum, Çeviri: Şule Demirkol, Sel Yayıncılık, İstanbul 2016 
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To gain ability to make data collection, consulting literature and analyzing which form scientific knowledge in the discipline of Cultural Studies. X
2 To have ability to study interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary and to adopt theory, method and practices used in the other areas to discipline of Cultural Studies. X
3 To gain ability to make data collection, consulting literature and analyzing which form scientific knowledge in the relevant discipline. X
4 To gain adequacy to make critical evaluation and synthesis; X
5 To have behavior and ethical sensitivity in conformity with academic life. X
6 To be open minded for renewal and new ideas and to obtain ability to suggest new ideas. X
7 To be experienced to contribute to Cultural Studies in the institutional and methodological context by scientific studies. X
8 To share his/her academic studies with academia via national and international conferences. X
9 To make a scientific research in the area of Cultural Studies based on an asserted thesis with gaining the habit of acquisition of research and project. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 50
Total 100
1. Final 40
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 5 80
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Assignment 1 3 3
Final examination 1 4 4
Total Workload 138
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.52
dersAKTSKredisi 6