History of Paris in Photos

Institut Catholique de Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    History of Paris in Photos

  • Host University

    Institut Catholique de Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French Culture, Photography

  • Language Level

    Intermediate, High Intermediate

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    1 / Overall Objectives of the course:
    - Discover Paris from different angles using photographs
    - Know the great names of photography
    - Describe, analyze, write, exchange around the photos and photographers
    2 / Teacher Instructional Procedures
    The course is built around photographs that illustrate a theme or the work of a photographer.
    This is to make historical, explain the pictures in context but also
    various creative activities offer students around them.
    Week 1 Glossary of basic photo / The oldest photos of Paris
    Week 2 The Paris Haussmann / portrait studios
    Week 3 Paris late nineteenth century / early twentieth century Paris / The great flood of 1910
    Week 4 A look: Eugène Atget
    Week 5 Paris by famous foreigners: Brassaï, Izis, Man Ray, etc ...
    Week 6 A look: Robert Doisneau
    Week 7 The architecture / Streets / Monuments
    Week 8 A look: Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Week 9 stores / Trades / Cafes / Fashion
    Week 10 A look Willy Ronis
    Week 11 The Parisians: unknown and famous
    Week 12 Paris by students / Press Photos /
    Week 13 Paris and war / May 68
    Week 14 Contemporary Vision Paris: Paris and social networks / Instagram / Blogs
    Week 15 visit to a photo exhibition

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.