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ART 190 - History of Photography

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
Students will study the history, language and meaning of photography, including its evolving technology, notable contributors and reflection of our changing culture. Students will also learn about the social impact of photography as a news medium, the principles of photographic aesthetics and contemporary issues.
Competencies
  1. Define photography
    1. Define depth of field
    2. Define aperture
    3. Define shutter speed
    4. Define exposure
  2. Analyze technology leading up to modern photography
    1. Explain the camera obscura
    2. Describe the pinhole camera
    3. Examine the development of chemical photography
    4. Describe Joseph Niepce and Louis Daguerre’s techniques
  3. Assess technological events during the late 19th century
    1. Describe the invention of celluloid film
    2. Examine Eadweard Muybridge and his high-speed horse photography
    3. Describe Kodak’s history and their introduction of the Brownie and 120 film
    4. Assess the impact of Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope
  4. Describe photography’s trends from the civil War to World War II
    1. Examine the photography of Matthew Brady and Alexander Gardner
    2. Discuss Lewis Hine and Jacob Riis’s photography of the poor in New York in the 1900s
    3. Discuss Ansel Adams, Man Ray, Brassai, Albert Renger-Patzsch, and Alfred Stieglitz’s impact on photography as an art form
    4. Discuss the depression-era photography of Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Arthur Rothstein
    5. Describe how the Leica camera popularized 35mm photography
  5. Discuss photojournalism and propaganda during World War II
    1. Describe how the works of Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, Joe Rosenthal, George Silk, John a. Bushemi, and Charles Eugene Sumners brought World War II to the news
    2. Study the use of photography and propaganda by the United States, Britain, and Nazi Germany during World War II
  6. Investigate photography during the 1950s and the booming suburban lifestyle, TV, and the Cold War
    1. Explore the portraits of Eve Arnold, Richard Avedon
    2. Examine the “slice of life” and unusual images by Elliot Erwiit
    3. Study Robert Doisneau’s romatic Paris photography
    4. Explain Ernst Haas’s use of shutter speed
    5. Examine images used by the United States and Soviet Union to further their respective Cold War agendas
    6. Study the introduction of the Hasselblad, Polariod and Pentax cameras
  7. Discuss photography’s reflection of the changing political and cultural times during the 1960s
    1. Investigate African American photographers such as Gordon Parks, Roy Decarava, and Moneta Sleet
    2. Discuss the Civil Rights photography of Charles Moore, Danny Lyon, Ivan Massar and John Phillips
    3. Investigate the Vietnam War through the camera lens and Eddie Adams, Don McCullin and Larry burrows
    4. Examine the 60s culture through the lens of Baron Wolman, Diane Arbus, David Bailey, Elliot Landy and Jim Marshall
    5. Clarify the artistic influence of Norman Parkinson and Duane Michaels
  8. Analyze photography trends in the 1970s and 1980s including street and experimental photography as well as women photographers of the time
    1. Examine street photography by Robert m Johnson, Allan Tannenbaum, and Andrew Stark and the color work of William Eggleston
    2. Study women photographers of the 1970s, including Annie Leibowitz, Jo Spence, and Donna Ferrato
  9. Analyze the 1990s and 2000s: Study the impact of the digital age
    1. Explore how the Internet has changed the way photographers take and share photos
    2. Discuss how digital cameras change the way pictures are taken and processed
    3. Describe about how Photoshop has opened new doors for photographers (while closing others) and the distinction between a photograph and a digital illustration
  10. Explain photographic aesthetics and its evolution
    1. Discuss the importance of composition, light shadow, line, texture, color, and depth of field
    2. Explore how juxtaposition can create meaning
    3. Explain how film, camera, and lens choice affects an image



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