Author Archives: Sandra Cheng

Announcement: Posts/Comments on Discussion Topic extended to this Sat

Several of you have asked to extended the post/comment period to this Saturday in order to comment on the Discussion Topic on old photographic processes and the Louis Vuitton ad campaign, so I have extended the time frame.  Come to … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Announcement: Grading Rubric for Papers

If you’re curious about the criteria used to evaluate your writing assignments, you can download the grading rubric. A PDF of the rubric is available under the “Class Downloads” section above. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Discussion Topic: Old Processes, New Advertising

Many photographers today are reviving the photographic processes of the Civil War era. A California news article reports on several photographers in San Francisco who are producing photographs with the wet-plate process. Even Louis Vuitton highlights wet-plate photography in his … Continue reading

Posted in Discussion Topics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Discussion Topic: Pictures of Pictures

In a New York Times article, the art critic Roberta Smith notes the increasingly common use of cameras, especially cellphones by viewers when interacting with art. In particular, she discusses the behavior of visitors to the Venice Biennale, an exhibition … Continue reading

Posted in Discussion Topics | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments


Hello ARTH 1100 students! Welcome to the course website for Professor Sandra Cheng’s course on the History of Photography. The OpenLab is an integral component to our class. I look forward to our reading, writing, discussion, and LOOKING this semester. … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 1 Comment