ARTH 3100 History of Photography S22

Wed, 10/20/2021

ARTH 3100/6100 History of Photography

Bastard of Science on the Doorstep of Art

A. Moisey

MW 2:45-4


How did photography become the world's most dominant kind of visual representation?  This course investigates photography's scientific origins and complex relations to painting, portraiture, urban life, war, anthropology, exploration and travel, and labor and industry.  By the 20th century we find photography enriched new developments that include its use as a modernist and experimental art form, in social documentary and photojournalism, in propaganda, in advertising and fashion, and its centrality in the practice of conceptual art, postmodernism, and the art and surveillance of the digital age.

poster for 3100 all text in body of article, historical image of mother with children and redone with contemporary woman image