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Contemporary Photography: From Andreas Gursky to Annie Leibovitz

Photography is an increasingly popular medium in the world of fine art. This course will introduce prominent contemporary photographers and explore the concepts and stylistic approaches they use. This semester, we will look in depth at the topics of fashion, nudes, mise-en-scène, architecture, reportage, beauty, and street style, as they relate to photography. We will strive to find answers to relevant and resonant questions: What makes a photograph a work of art? Are images composed or (seemingly) snapshots? Why black and white? Why color? What are the recent trends? The course also will include a visit to a gallery or museum.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of contemporary photographic techniques and approaches
  • Familiarity with prominent contemporary photographers from around the world
  • Insight into what makes a photograph a work of art

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Prospective and practicing arts professionals
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.