New York City Through the Lens of Iconic Photographers

This course will examine the work of noted photographers whose work from the earliest days of photographic image-making to the beginnings of the digital revolution have captured and defined the New York City urban experience. From the early beginnings with Alfred Stieglitz to more contemporary photographers such as Roy DeCarava and Nan Goldin, New York City-based photographers transcend both technologies and styles to portray the life of New York City throughout the media’s history. We will look at the images by prominent New York City photographers, discuss the how, when, and where they photographed as well as their contribution to the canons of photographic history. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email sps.cala@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7272.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Familiarity with photographic depictions of new York City from the early days of photography until today
  • Knowledge about famous artists and photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz and Nan Goldin

Ideal for

  • Art and photography enthusiasts
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between

1 section

  • Summer 2022

    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Summer 2022
    • Date

      Jun 2 - Jun 30
    • Day

      Thursday
    • Time

      2:00PM-4:00PM
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      5
    • Location

      Instructor Led