History of Photography: Understanding the World Through a Lens (Online, tuition-free)

This is a history of photography course that will be exploring different concepts, ideas and movements within photography and how they impact our understanding of photography, ourselves, and how we see the world around us. There will be several opportunities to create visual responses and exercises to some of the topics covered in class such as making a digital pinhole camera, lumen prints, and photo collages. All exercises are optional.

Special Notes

This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.

What you will learn in this course:

  • Understand key figures and movements within photography

  • Recognize relationships between historical applications of photography and contemporary uses.

  • Understand the relationship of photography as a technology and as an art form.

Required supplies:

  • Bring a notepad and something to write with