2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

IAHIS 5200 History of Photography

This course examines the primary issues in the history of photography from the medium's invention in the 1830s until the appearance of Postmodernism in the 1970s, including the dynamic interaction between technological and aesthetic discovery. Through slide lectures, critical readings, class presentations and discussions, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the formative history of the medium within the era's social, cultural and theoretical context.