Photography's educational study : Against practical-based curriculum in photography education

사진의 교육적 연구 : 실기 중심 교육과정에 반하여

  • Nam, Tack-Oon (Dept. of Photography & Video, Joongbu University)
  • 남택운 (중부대학교 사진영상학과)
  • Received : 2015.12.14
  • Accepted : 2016.02.20
  • Published : 2016.02.28


This paper aims to develop the photography education method based, not on the practical technique, the photo recording or the communication, but on the photo theory and the visual culture. This paper can be summarized as follows: First, it analyses the photo theory itself and photography education theory. It examines the studies of the important scholars of photography theory, namely Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Walter Benjamin, Susan Sontag. It examines also the studies of the scholars who applied photography to education, that is, Victor Burgin, Simon Watney, David Bate. This paper examines how photography is related to education theory in general and where photo education can be situated in art education field.


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