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The History of Photography Course with Rachel Boillot (Online) – Summer 2020
June 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm$425 – $475
The Griffin Museum of Photography is delighted to be able to bring you an online, 12-week course on the History of Photography, taught by Rachel Boillot. The course will run from 6:30-8:00 Eastern Time on Tuesday evenings from June 23-September 8, 2020. What better way to spend your “stay-cation” summer nights?
This LIVE course surveys the history and development of photography from the 1830s into the twenty-first century, examining new technologies and styles such as documentary, portrait, and landscape photography. The course unfolds chronologically and will consider the relationships between photography and other artistic media at every juncture. Here is the outline of the course:
The History of Photography: Drawing with Light, Painting in Time
- Invention Stories
- Discovering the Uses of Photography
- Early War Photography
- Motion Pictures and the Wild West
- The Advent of Fine Art Photography
- Social Reform Photography
- Documents of the Depression
- WWII and the Family of Man
- Street Photography and the Beat Generation
- Color Photography, Civil Rights, and the Vietnam War
- Post-Modernism and Family Pictures
- Globalization and the New Social Documentary
- Student Presentations* (Optional)
Image above photo credit “The Oriel Window, Lacock Abbey,” William Henry Fox Talbot
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