20th Century Photography
This in-person course will be an exciting introduction to a century that produced some of the most enduring and important photographs of all time. Students will explore photographs made in both an artistic context in addition to many others, from advertising and fashion, to astronomy and physics, to social studies, and journalism. Students will look at photographs in a variety of forms in museum collections, develop critical reading and writing skills used to discuss photographs, and gain an appreciation for this diverse medium that remains a primary form of communication, art making, and scientific technology today.
Course instructor, Kaitlin Booher is a Ph.D. candidate in art history and specializes in the history of photography. Her dissertation is about the history of fashion photography between 1912 and 1968. Additionally, Booher had worked as a photography curator and organized exhibitions about photography and video art.
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