Behind the Camera: Gender, Power, and Politics in the History of Japanese Photography

TitleBehind the Camera: Gender, Power, and Politics in the History of Japanese Photography
Faculty/College/UnitArts
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2022
Project Summary

This project’s goals are three-fold: 1) Make inaccessible historical photographs and essays related to the history of photography available to students online through digitization and translation, 2) Create new scholarly content analyzing these materials, and 3) Use these scholarly perspectives to teach students how to analyze visual materials as primary and secondary sources.

“Behind the Camera: Gender, Power, and Politics in the History of Japanese Photography” is a digital humanities teaching resource made up of chapters that each include 1) a 20-minute lecture covering a focused topic in 19th-21st century Japanese photography from a gender studies perspective, 2) a digitized archive of related photographs, 3) an annotated bibliography (English and Japanese), and 4) translated essays and articles related to the lectures. It also includes innovative and interactive data visualizations and timelines related to modern Japanese history, data on women photographers in Japan, and global events in the history of photography.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2022/2023
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorKelly McCormick
Year 1: Funded Amount16,301
Year 1: Team Members

Kelly McCormick, Assistant Professor, History, Faculty of Arts