ARTH 350: History of Photography

ARTH 350-001: History of Photography
(Fall 2024)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW

Art & Design Building L008

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Section Information for Fall 2024

This survey examines the technical, aesthetic, and political histories of photography from pre-photographic technologies to the present. Considering photography’s complex role as a reproductive medium, this course will address its relationship with other visual arts, its deployment in scientific, factual, and social inquiry, and the ways in which its technological limitations and developments drove photographers’ aesthetic experimentation. Understanding photography’s role as not merely an art but also a tool for shaping knowledge, this course will also explore the collection, organization, and display of photographic materials in historical context. 

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Development of photography from origins in France in the 19th century to the present. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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