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    Westchester Community College
   
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
Fall 2017 Course Catalog

ART 128 - History of Photography

3 credits

This course surveys the history of photography and demonstrates how photography is understood as a form of contemporary and late modern art. Classes will examine photographic technique and its effect on popular culture throughout history. The course cover how and why art is made with lens-based tools from cellular phones to large-format digital cameras. Students will discuss and research photographic example as well as screen appropriate films. Students are given a foundation that will improve their own photographic techniques and prepares them for more in-depth study of any art medium.