This course focuses on the invention of photography. We will discuss the first cameras, its pioneers, and the search for expression through using the lens. We will cover the early days of this medium to the present, moving from black and white to color, and film rolls to the current digital age. Sweeping in scope, the course will investigate content ranging from photo journalism, to portrait, to landscape photography. As Henri Cartier Bresson instructs us, we will talk about the decisive instant at the moment of taking a photo. The work of an array of photographers will be analyzed, including Henry Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Paul Graham, Hiroshi Sugimoto.
9 weeks • Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. starting January 24, 2018 • Materials provided by the instructor
(Another nine-week session will immediately follow for those wanting to continue their studies.)