Seeing Through Photographs

  • About this course: Although taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us, our regular engagement with images does not necessarily make us visually literate.
  • In this course you will look closely at photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art and hear a variety of perspectives on what a photograph is and the ways that photography has been used throughout its nearly 180 year history: as a means of artistic expression, as a tool for science and exploration; as an instrument of documentation; to tell stories and record histories; and as a mode of communication and critique in our ever increasingly visual culture.
  • Learning Objectives • Develop skills to better examine and understand the differences between photographs and photographic images.
  • • Learn about different modes of artistic and technological experimentation and innovation in photography.
  • • Investigate photography’s role in our increasingly visual culture.

  Starts February 18, 2019

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