Nov 23, 2020  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTH 243 - History of Photography

4 credits
This course provides a loosely chronological overview of diverse photographic production beginning with early optical devices such as the camera obscura and continuing to contemporary digital practices. Students will become familiar with various photographic processes and techniques (daguerreotypes, albumen prints, platinum prints, pinhole photography, color, and others); styles and movements (f64, street photography, post-modernism, and others); individual practitioners; and theories of photography proposed by Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag, and others. We will also explore how and why the history of photography has been, only recently, integrated into the larger history of art by studying the broad, societal, and technological roles of photography. Offering to be determined. CLA-Breadth/Arts, CLA-Breadth/Humanities



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