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 Nicephore Niepce, 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.
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|Class meeting time||6:00 PM - 8:30 PM|
|Class meeting days||Wednesday|
|Building and room||Online|