A History of American Photography | Newberry

A History of American Photography

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Mark Pohlad, Depaul University
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar examines the major images and photographers, as well as the social, cultural and aesthetic aspects of American photography. Although the medium was invented in England and France, this country embraced it in ways that reveal the interests of Americans across the decades. Special attention will be given to post-mortem and war photography, images of the West, scientific imagery, and the dramatic and well-known images associated with the popular press. We will be attentive to the challenges and accomplishments of women and photographers of color. Technical innovations–from the daguerreotype to digital imagery­­–will be described for both the limits and potentials of the medium at each historical moment.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 7, 2016. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at rossc@newberry.org.

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.