Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Documentary Photography GIT 419 7 1 + 2 2 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SUZAN ORHAN
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SUZAN ORHAN,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective

To teach the importance of raising awareness by recording the situations and problems related to nature, society and human through documentary photography.

Course Content

Acquiring historical, technical and aesthetic information about classical, modern and contemporary documentary photography methods. Afterwards, realizing and presenting a documentary photography project on selected topics.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Can manage and apply documentary photography projects.
2 Can combine documentary photography with other branches of art.
3 Can develop an artistic perspective on different subjects.
4 Improves the ability to take pictures in extraordinary conditions.
5 Improves the ability to work outdoors.
6 She/he can judge the ethical dimension of the photograph.
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 What is documentary photography? What are the technical, thematic and aesthetic determinants? Özcan Yurdalan, Belgesel Fotoğraf ve Fotoröportaj
2 Historical development of classical and modern documentary photography. Ken Light, Çağımızın Tanıkları Belgesel Fotoğrafçılar Anlatıyor
3 Photo-essay technique and examination of Eugene Smith’s projects.
4 Contemporary documentary photography and new topics. Sebastiao Salgado, Toprağımdan Yeryüzüne
5 Evaluation All sources
6 Choosing the subject for the documentary photography project. Determining the problem, purpose and method. Subject selection
7 Project shooting. Shooting
8 Project shooting. Shooting
9 Delivery of the first shots and second evaluation. Shooting
10 Project shooting. Shooting
11 Project shooting. Shooting.
12 Submission of the shootings, third evaluation and determination of the deficiencies. Shooting.
13 Completing the shootings, selecting and processing them and making them ready for presentation. Arrangement
14 Proje sunumları ve dördüncü değerlendirme. Presentation.
Course Notes
Course Resources

Ken Light, Çağımızın Tanıkları Belgesel Fotoğrafçılar Anlatıyor, Espas Kuram, 2012

Gisele Freund, Fotoğraf ve Toplum, Sel Yayıncılık, 2016

Özcan Yurdalan, Belgesel Fotoğraf ve Fotoröportaj, Agora Kitaplığı, 2015

Wim Wenders, Julio Salgado, “Sebastiao Salgado, Toprağın Tuzu”, Belgesel Film

Sebastiao Salgado, Toprağımdan Yeryüzüne, Everest Yayınları

Sebastiao Salgado, Workers, Aperture, 2015

Sebastiao Salgado, Genesis, Taschen, 2013

Week Documents Description size
5 Fikret Otyam, Fotoğraflar Belgesel Fotoğrafçılığın Türkiye'deki en güçlü isimlerinden Fikret Otyam'ın fotoğrafları. 0 MB
5 Türk Belgesel Fotoğrafçılığı 1.68 MB
1 Belgesel Fotoğraf Tarihi 20.74 MB
9 Belgesel Fotoğraf, 9. Hafta ders kaydı 0 MB
5 Belgesel Fotoğraf, 5. Hafta ders kaydı 0 MB
6 Belgesel Fotoğraf, 6. Hafta ders kaydı 0 MB
6 Belgesel Fotoğraf Projesi Hazırlamak 0.13 MB
13 Belgesel Fotoğraf, 13. Hafta ders kaydı 0 MB
10 Belgesel Fotoğraf, 10. Hafta ders kaydı 0 MB
11 Belgesel Fotoğraf, 11. Hafta ders kaydı 0 MB
12 Belgesel Fotoğraf, 12. Hafta ders kaydı 0 MB
3 Belgesel Fotoğraf, 3. Hafta ders kaydı 0 MB
3 çağdaş_belgesel_fotoğrafçılar 9.94 MB
3 Josef Koudelka: Gypsies 0 MB
14 Belgesel Fotoğraf, 14. Hafta ders kaydı 0 MB
4 Belgesel Fotoğraf 4.Hafta ders kaydı 0 MB
5 Özcan Yurdalan ile Bir Anlama Biçimi Olarak Belgesel Fotoğraf 0 MB
2 Belgesel Fotoğraf, 2. Hafta ders kaydı Google Meet 0 MB
1 Belgesel Fotoğraf, 1. Hafta ders kaydı Google Meet 0 MB
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have advanced knowledge and equipment in the field of Visual Communication (Multimedia, Photography, Cinema, Graphic Design), to be able to use the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in this field; To be able to discuss, to interpret scientifically and to be able to evaluate. X
2 To know and understand basic art principles and to be able to adapt them to the field of Visual Communication Design. X
3 To have knowledge of computer aided design; To have knowledge about design techniques and methods in different fields and to be able to apply them. X
4 To be able to critically evaluate the knowledge and skills acquired in the field of visual communication design, to identify learning needs and to direct their learning throughout life. X
5 To be able to define problems related to visual communication design, to develop solutions based on evidence and research. X
6 To be able to inform people and institutions about visual communication design issues; To be able to convey their thoughts and solutions to problems in written and verbal form, to support them with quantitative and qualitative data and share them with experts and non-experts. X
7 To be able to benefit from other disciplines that form the basis of visual communication design by paying attention to interdisciplinary interaction, to have basic knowledge about these disciplines and to create a basis for mutual interaction in different fields. X
8 To be able to take responsibility individually and as a group member to solve unforeseen and complex problems encountered in practice; To have effective communication skills. X
9 To have the capacity to perceive, think, design, apply, analyze and interpret multidimensionally. X
10 To have knowledge about the legal regulations and procedures in the relevant field of art. X
11 To be able to follow information about visual communication design using a foreign language. X
12 To have competence in the production standards of the field and to be able to use the information and communication technologies required by the field. X
13 To have social, scientific and ethical values ??in the stages of collection, interpretation, announcement and application of data related to visual communication. X
14 To be able to transform abstract and concrete concepts into creative thinking, innovative and original works, based on the versatile and open-minded thinking model. X
15 To have aesthetic awareness. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 25
1. Proje / Tasarım 25
1. Performans Görevi (Arazi Çalışması) 25
1. Ara Sınav 25
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) 8 10 80
Project / Design 1 2 2
Assignment 1 1 1
Final examination 1 2 2
Performance Task (Field Study) 1 1 1
Quiz 1 2 2
Total Workload 136
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.44
dersAKTSKredisi 5