The History and Theory of Photography
Since it’s invention, the photograph has been understood as a scientific tool, a document of evidence, an artistic expression, a communicative device, an agent of social change, a cultural medium, a visual memory, an agent of surveillance, and a toy, among many others. In this course, we will closely examine the history of “light writing,” from photography’s chemical inception in the early 19th century, to the current kaleidoscopic digitalization. There will be much discussion and idea-sharing as we seek to explore what a photograph is and why the still image (in the era of video) continues to proliferate.
This class will be held onsite at WIH and simulcast via Zoom.
Six Week Course Schedule | Thursdays
Oct 13 | 1:00 PM
Oct 20 | 1:00 PM
Oct 27 | 1:00 PM
Nov 03 | 1:00 PM
Nov 10 | 1:00 PM
Nov 17 | 1:00 PM
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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.