Shooting Like the Masters: A History of Photography
Using slide lectures, creative assignments, and critiques, this course introduces students to the history of photography and the artists responsible for its most iconic images.
What you can learn.
- Develop an understanding of the history of photography, the diversity of approaches, and the interplay between technology and the limitations and possibilities of the medium
- Educate the eye to see small differences in detail and refinement in the photographic image and to understand the consequence of such differences
- Gain descriptive, analytic, and evaluative capabilities as they apply both to the work of others and your own work
- Gain a critical understanding and appreciation of the work of individual photographers
- Prepare a personal viewpoint, but one that is constantly challenged and evolves
- Further your photographic skills and explore personal artistic approaches within a context of theory, art history, and the history of photography
About this course:Using slide lectures, creative assignments, and critiques, this course introduces students to the history of photography and the artists responsible for its most iconic images. Lectures address such movements as Pictorial, Straight, and Postmodern and familiarize students with the works of such artists as Nadar, Adams, and Baldassari. Students complete assignments inspired by the photographers' styles and techniques discussed in class. By the end of the course, students have a series of photographs as well as a deeper understanding and appreciation of the history of photography.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Shooting Like the Masters: A History of Photography.
Fall 2019 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.