ARTH1100 WRITING INTENSIVE History of Photography F2017

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ARTH1100 WRITING INTENSIVE History of Photography F2017
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Department
Humanities
Course Code
ARTH1100
Semester / Year
Fall 2017
Course Description

“Making any statement of your feelings is risky. It’s just like making pictures.” – Joel Meyerowitz

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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