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Photography: The "New" Fine Art

Unlike other art media, photography has the rare ability to stop time, allowing the viewer literally to look into the past. If not for the photograph, all of the important moments from recent history would have been lost to time. While photography has taken on greater importance in our daily lives thanks to social media like Snapchat and Instagram, it also has entered the realm of fine art because of its ability to affect our senses and to evoke passion. Major exhibits at the Met, MoMA, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney testify to the legitimacy of this art form and its ability to convey this passion. This course is designed for anyone who has the desire to know more about this important art form, including its history and the “masters” of photography and their iconic images. Learn how to “read” a photograph for greater enjoyment in viewing. Beginning collectors also are given advice and insight on how to create a great collection on a budget. Class lectures and visits to one or more major photography exhibits help you to understand more about this important art form and to further develop your passion for the medium.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Familiarity with the great photographers
  • Knowledge about the history of photography
  • The ability to critique and discuss photographic works

Ideal for

  • Practicing and aspiring photographers
  • Art enthusiasts
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