History of Photography

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
Art History
Terms offered: 
Fall, Spring
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
French
Prerequisites: 

None

Description: 

This course covers the history of photography from its beginning in 1839 through the present day. In addition to understanding how the techniques and uses of photography have developed over time, the course examines the role of the printed image, both as an art form and as a document that depicts the historical, political and socioeconomic movements in Paris and other parts of the world. In order to understand the different forms and uses of photographic expression, the course examines works by artists such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson, etc. Site visits to galleries and museums in Paris are also an integral part of the course.

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