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AEST.2250 History of Photography (Formerly 79.225)

Id: 006828 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


Since photography's inventions in the first half of the 19th century the medium has profoundly shaped how we comprehend and interact with the world. This course focuses on the major social and artistic impacts of photography, from the 19th century Daguerreotype to the ethics of AI generated post-photographic images. We consider photography's impacts on modern global events, including war, colonial expansion and post-colonial resistance, social justice and reform movements, and as a means to image landscape and environment, including climate change. We also consider photography's material forms, form ephemeral social media to works of art that live on museum walls.

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