2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 19, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FA 274 History of Photography


3 credits

Is photography an artistic medium? A scientific tool? Or purely a documentary device? This course will historically contextualize these questions and the shifting debates over the definition and function of photography. We will survey the medium from its beginnings in Great Britain and France in the early nineteenth century through postmodernism and our digital moment. Course participants will learn about the key figures, artistic movements, and technical histories, and study various methodological approaches to the interpretation of photographs.



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