History & Culture of Photography Online
Photography irrevocably transformed our world.
Photography is ubiquitous, it has permeated all parts of our culture from science to art and politics to family. In these six sessions we will contemplate photography’s trajectory from its genesis in The Enlightenment to Post-Photography in a digital post-truth world. This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the history of this extraordinary medium of communication.
The course will be limited to 10 people and is delivered online via Zoom
To 1840 Before Photography & Photography’s Invention,
1840-1870 The Self, Photography & Science,
1870-1918 Pictorialism, Social Reform Photography,
1918-1945 Photography & Politics, The Farm Security Administration,
1945-1975 Family Photos, Photography as Art
1975-Now The Post-Modern era, Post-Photography
Length: 6 Evenings
Tutor: Paul Ellis