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

Dates: July 22 – August 26
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 18:30-19:45
Length: 6 Evenings
Tutor: Paul Ellis
Fee: £95.00
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