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Tilt-Shift: Perspectives on Photography

In this course, students will explore the history of photography, examining how the medium has transformed the shape and scope of the fine arts, as well as the social and political aspects of our world. Taking advantage of newly available online resources, students will take a variety of virtual tours of significant locations in the history of photography and acclaimed museums here in Chicago and around the world. Early figures in the development of photography will be featured including Nicéphore Niépce, Louis Daguerre, and William Fox Talbot. These artists will provide a grounding as the course begins to delve into modern and contemporary perspectives from photographers who have continued to push the medium such as, Ansel Adams, Martha Rosler, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Gerhard Richter. No prerequisites are required for this course.  

Tilt-Shift: Perspectives on Photography will be led by lauded Continuing Studies faculty member, Frances Lightbound. 

Frances Lightbound is an artist and educator based in Chicago, whose studio practice spans photography, printmaking, sculpture, and installation. Her research centers on relationships between bodies, architecture, and public space. Lightbound’s work has been exhibited in the US and Europe, with recent exhibitions in San Antonio, Chicago, St Louis, and Berlin. In 2017 she was named a Visual Arts Fellow by Luminarts Cultural Foundation. Born in Sheffield, England, Lightbound earned her BA from Glasgow School of Art (2012), and her MFA in Printmedia from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2016).

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Class meeting time 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. CDT
Class meeting days Wednesday
Building and room Online
Course number 2431
Course instructor Frances Emma Lightbound