01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW
Art & Design Building 2026
Section Information for Fall 2017
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.