Description: This course is a study of the emergence of photographic traditions within the context of the social, political, economic and scientific forces that have influenced particular genres in the medium. Emphasis is placed on the interrelation of photography and art and focuses on the evolution of major historical types and schools of image making and their relationship to prevailing cultural concerns. This interpretive analysis of significant developments in photography is structured as a balance of lectures, slide presentations and discussion. The course is designed for photographic art majors and all art students interested in improving their ability to understand and discuss photography's unique historical, material and narrative potential.
This course can help you earn the following degree(s) or certificate(s):