For the Fall 2021 term, we're offering a mix of virtual and in-person classes. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. Registration opens on September 1st at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
Over the course of photography’s relatively short history, certain photographs have become iconic, revealing compassion, love, unrest, controversy, and innovation in fleeting moments. Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” evoked the desperation of the Great Depression by depicting a mother with her children. Edward Muybridge’s “Horse in Motion” revealed that a galloping horse is at certain moments entirely airborne. Alfred Eisenstaedt’s “V-J Day in Times Square” captured the celebratory end of World War II. This seminar will introduce you to photography’s most iconic images and the stories behind them.
Three sessions. Registration – $125
Margaret Denny holds a PhD in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has taught survey courses on the history of photography at colleges and universities across Chicago. She specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century women photographers in America and Great Britain.
Digital Course Packet.
There is no first reading assignment..