Course Description


Photography in America

An overview of the history of photography in America from its beginning in the 1840s to the present, emphasizing its relation to society and the arts. The course will cover both documentary and aesthetic movements, including such figures as Brady, Muybridge, Riis, Hine, Evans, Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Duane Michals, Cindy Sherman, etc. The cultural meaning of the Civil War, of westward expansion, of the Great Depression, of the Civil Rights movement, will be studied in relation to photography. Slides and readings on photography and American culture and on how the camera affects our seeing and thinking.

Instructor: Keith D. Gumery

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AMST 3011 - Photography in America (ONLINE)
Online, self paced
Mar 12, 2024 to Apr 29, 2024
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NOTE: This is an intense, 7-week, online, self-paced Class (no live-zoom meetings).  The Spring Semester begins on March 12th and runs until April 29, 2024 (please consult syllabus for specific start and end dates). Class will be accessed through Canvas. 

Instructor: Keith D. Gumery