RESOURCE LIST

DOCUMENTARY IMAGES IN THE CLASSROOM

Teaching Through Documentary

  • Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. Directed by Goran Olsson, Annika Rogell, 2011.

  • Enjoy Poverty: Episode III. Menselijke Activiteiten, 2008. 

  • I Am Not Your Negro. Directed by Raoul Peck, Magnolia Pictures, 2016.

  • Jacobson, Matthew Frye. The Historian’s Eye: Photography, History, and the American Present. University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 

  • Juhasz, Alexandra and Alisa Lebow. “Beyond Story: An Online, Community-Based Manifesto.” World Records Journal, vol. 2, vols.worldrecordsjournal.org/02/03

  • Kanehsatake: 200 Years of Resistance. Directed by Alanis Obamsawin. National Film Board of Canada, 1993. 

  • Rankine, Claudia. Citizen: An American Lyric. Graywolf Press, 2014. 

  • Rosler, Martha. House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home. 1967-72, Museum of Modern Art, https://www.moma.org/collection/works/152791

  • Solanas, Fernando and Octavio Getino. “Towards a Third Cinema: Notes and Experiences for the Development of a Cinema of Liberation in the Third World.” Movies and Methods: An Anthology, vol. 2, edited by Bill Nichols, 1985, pp. 233-257

  • The Brooklyn College Listening Project. Joseph Entin, Madeline Fox, Miguel Macias, Naomi Schiller, and Jessica Siegel. Brooklyn College (CUNY), 2015, bclisteningproject.org/ 

  • The Participatory Media Project. Grace Hale, Lauren Tilton, Taylor Arnold, and Jeremy Boggs. http://participatorymediaproject.org/

  • The Bronx Documentary Center. Michael Kamber et al. https://www.bronxdoc.org/

On the Ethics of Documentary Images

  • Azoulay, Ariella. The Civil Contract of Photography. Princeton University Press, 2008

  • Downey, Anthony, editor. Critique in Practice: Renzo Martens’ Enjoy Poverty Episode III. Berlin, Sternberg Press, 2020.

  • Demos, TJ. Return to the Postcolony: Specters of Colonialism in Contemporary Art. Sternberg Press, 2013. 

  • Linfield, Susie. The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence. University of Chicago Press, 2010.

  • Rabinowitz, Paula. They Must be Represented: The Politics of Documentary. Verso, 1994.

  • Sekula, Allan. “The Body and the Archive.” October, vol. 39, 1986, pp. 3-64.

  • Sontag, Susan. Regarding the Pain of Others. Picador, 2003. 

  • Sontag, Susan. “Regarding the Torture of Others.” The New York Times, 23 May 2004, https://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/23/magazine/regarding-the-torture-of-others.html

  • Tobing Rony, Fatimah. The Third Eye: Race, Cinema and Ethnographic Spectacle. Duke University Press, 1996.  

On Difficult Knowledge and Discomfort in Pedagogy

  • Britzman, Deborah. “If the Story Cannot End: Deferred Action, Ambivalence, and Difficult  Knowledge.” Between Hope and Despair: Pedagogy and the Remembrance of Historical Trauma, edited by R.I. Simon, Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. 

  • Pitt, Alice and Deborah Britzman. “Speculations on Qualities of Difficult Knowledge in Teaching and Learning: An Experiment in Psychoanalytic Research.” International journal of qualitative studies in education, vol. 16, no. 6, 2003, pp. 755–776.

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