Description of Photographic Collections

Master's degree in Photography

4 ECTS; 1º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 TP + 2,0 OT


Not applicable.

On completion of the unit the students should be able to identify photographic documents; view photographs as a source of information and a document; be aware of the particularities of this kind of collections and design and implement a plan for the treatment of archived documents.

International standards for the description of photographic images. Physical description of the source object. Studying on-line image databases. Exercises, searches, queries and critical analysis of image databases. Description of a small collection....

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous assessment. Test and/or final examination. Assessment of the students reports and portfolios.

- CASELLAS, J. (2001). Manual para la gestión de fondos y colleciones fotográficas. Girona: CCG Ediciones
- SÁNCHEZ, J. (2006). El documento fotográfico : historia, usos y aplicaciones. Gijón: Ediciones Trea
- VALÉRIO, S. e ALVES, M. (1998). Manual para Indexação de Documentos Fotográficos. Rio de Janeiro: Fundação Biblioteca Nacional, Ministério da Cultura
- A Fotografia nos Centros de Informação em Portugal.(2009, 0 de ---). Gabinete de Estudos a&b, pp. a-b.

Method of interaction
Seminars focused on the projects developed by the students.

Software used in class