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Creating local content

Lila Pagola
Pablo Género
School of Applied Arts Spilimbergo

Course name
Historia de la fotografía argentina y latinoamericana (History of Argentinian and Latin American photography)

Course level (undergraduate/graduate)
Second-year undergraduates

Learning objectives
Writing Skills Development   
Media and Information Literacy  
Critical Thinking and Research Skills   
Wiki Technical and Communication Skills  

Discipline of course

Class size

Individual or group assignment
Both (Individual or pair of students)

Duration of assignment
8 weeks

Resources Assignment details (2008)


Students summarized a previous research on photographers working in Argentina and Latin America during the Nineteen century, not present in Spanish Wikipedia at this moment (2007 and later).

The History of photography in Argentina and Latin America is a field of recent research, and professors face a big challenge for teaching it, because of the lack of information, preservation and access to documents, etc.

By 2007 most of this few data existent was hardly represented in the web, including Wikipedia. So, the work done by this students from 2007 to 2011, had a huge impact on the information available, indexing in first results of Google thanks of its presence in Wikipedia.

First photograph of the "Cabildo" of Buenos Aires, by Charles De Forest Fredrick (1852). Public Domain.

Indian Boy, by Marc Ferrez (1896). Public Domain.