Weston, Edward, Cabbage Leaf, 1931, Gelatin silver print, 1968:7.2, Museum Purchase: WAAM Fee

The History of Photography

September 18, 2012 to January 06, 2013

This exhibition of photographs is on view in conjunction with a Fall term course, Art History 359, The History of Photography. The course surveys the history of photography from its origins as a new medium in the early 19th century through its diverse manifestations in contemporary art and society today. Students are introduced to a broad set of issues, from the social function of photography to purely aesthetic concerns. The photographs in this display will be used throughout the term by the students for written assignments and for the opportunity to study actual works of photography first-hand.