of the History of Photography
on-line Alumni College course is a survey of the development of
photography as a technical and artistic medium of visual expression.
We will examine individual photographers and trace the major issues
that influenced their work. We will also discuss various artistic
styles as they evolved and the technical developments that made
them possible. Finally, we will place photography into a larger
context of nineteenth and twentieth-century artistic expression.
Whenever possible, we will use examples from the Middlebury College
Museum of Art to enhance our discussion.
will last for four weeks, and will include assigned readings from
Robert Hirsch's book, Seizing the Light, as well as visits
to on-line virtual museum exhibitions and other on-line resources.
As a class we will discuss selected topics by using the Agora
starts Jan 28, 2001 and runs for four weeks.
is no charge for the course. Registration for this course is limited
to 40 students. This
course has now closed.
Josiah Johnson Hawes
Six Gentlemen, c. 1850
Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art
Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial