Traces the history of photography since its processes were first announced in 1839. Examines photographs as aesthetic objects, and as documents of history, scientific exploration and social change. Locates the medium and practice of photography within a broader social and artistic context. Explores photography within the fields of art, science and journalism viewing, analyzing and discussing ways in which the presence of the photograph has shaped our relationship to the world around us. Prerequisite: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide).
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From June 22 through August 15, 2020
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Kelsey R Ferreira
Tuition: credit Fees: $20
For information, contact the department at 971-722-7257 (Office) or 971-722-7329 (Dept Chair).
Course details: CRN 32340
No textbooks required
Open educational resources (OER)
The following free or inexpensive materials are used for this course:
Proctored exams and activities:
There are no proctored exams and activities.
Other in-person and on-campus activities:
There are no other in-person and on-campus activities.
There is no additional technology required for this class.
I'm glad you're interested in taking Art 216: History of Photography with me this term! In this course, we'll start with a historical overview of the medium and then get into several case studies of major photographers and genres.
We are constantly overwhelmed with decontextualized images and decontextualized cultural knowledge in the digital age. In my class, we will work together to think critically about visual culture, to contextualize images, and to consider how art and visual culture today relates to the long history of the photographic image.
Thanks to digital technology, we have a greater ability to make additions to visual culture than people ever have in the past. By learning about art history we can make our engagement in a global cultural dialogue much more effective.
I hope you'll join me on this fascinating journey into the history of photography and I invite you to contact me with any questions!
Web course information
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The Start Guide is not required for Hybrid or Remote Courses but strongly recommended. To learn more, go to https://www.pcc.edu/osg