History of Photography

Prerequisite: None. 42 classroom hours.

PHT 105 A : Tues

Are you eager to dig into the story behind one of history’s greatest art forms? In this course, you’ll study the historical growth of photography and how it has shaped the landscape of visual art. You’ll start at the beginning--exploring the early works of the 1839 inventors and photographers such as Niepce, Daguerre, Talbot, Bayard, NSHill, plus Adamson, Nadar, Emerson, Rejlander, and Robinson. Lectures will be visual, and you’ll track the development of photography in both Europe and the United States (with an emphasis on the fine art photograph). Grading is based on two exams and a paper or photographic project, as well as class attendance and participation.