ARTH1100 History of Photography S2017

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ARTH1100 History of Photography S2017
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Department
Humanities
Course Code
ARTH1100
Semester / Year
Spring 2017
Course Description

“Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference” ― Robert Frank

This course surveys the history of photography from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century to the present. We will examine the use of photography for aesthetic, documentary, and “scientific” purposes, stylistic shifts in photography related to aesthetic concerns, and varying interpretations of subject matter based on social and cultural concerns at specific moments in history. We will also consider the relationship between photography and the visual arts in general, which culminates with the primacy of photography as a medium by the late twentieth century.

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