Course: History of Photography @MoMA

Starting in February, Diana Bush will be teaching an eight part evening series on the History of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art. This course is part of the larger series of adult academic programs offered by the museum. The class synopsis is below:

“Moving from its beginnings in the 1830s to the recent projects of contemporary artists, this course introduces participants to the history and historiography of the photographic image. A primary interest of the course is visual literacy, and, drawing on the exhibition The Printed Picture, class discussions take shape around the complex and diverse functions of graphic and photographic objects in specific historical contexts. At the same time, in the context of The Museum of Modern Art, we discuss the challenges of writing the history of photography, both within and outside of greater histories of modernism and modern art.”

Given the text above, the approach looks to be different from a traditional chronological slide lecture. The fee is $415 ($355 for members).

Further information on the course (and links to registration) can be found here.

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