Course title:
A History of Photography 1835 - 1920
Tutor:
Amy Miller
Course ID:
C2423205
Start date:
17/01/2022
End date:
04/04/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 17 Jan 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Mon 24 Jan 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Mon 31 Jan 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Mon 07 Feb 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Mon 28 Feb 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Mon 07 Mar 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Mon 14 Mar 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Mon 21 Mar 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Mon 28 Mar 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Mon 04 Apr 2022 14:00 PM - 16:00 PM 2
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 20
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 20
Date
Mon 17 Jan 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 24 Jan 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 31 Jan 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 07 Feb 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 28 Feb 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 07 Mar 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 14 Mar 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 21 Mar 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 28 Mar 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Date
Mon 04 Apr 2022
Times
14:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
20
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
20
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Barking Enterprise Centre CIC
50 Cambridge Road
Barking
IG11 8FG
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£90.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Exploring the Science Museum 'Revelations' Exhibition on photography will give a good background on some of the subjects and ideas we will cover: https://www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/what-was-on/revelations-experiments-photography
Course aim:
Photography was a radical new way of seeing the world - we will explore the technological competition and innovation of developing the medium as well as how it frames the way we view the world today.
Course description:
Beginning with William Henry Fox Talbot’s famous photograph of the latticed window of Lacock Abbey in 1835 we will look at the development of photography – both in terms of its progression from using salt and silver nitrate to the developments in plastic manufacture that allowed for lightweight Kodak brownies in the early 20th century. This course will trace developments in technology alongside the social and political impact of photography including battlefields of the Crimea to Albert Kahn’s plans to ‘capture the world’ in 1909 using autochromes (early colour photography). No other medium has changed the way that we view the word – it was at once documentary and yet these images were also posed and planned. We will interrogate the way this new, nineteenth-century technology was used to document society, create propaganda and allowed viewers to place themselves in the world in a way that had previously been unimaginable.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. We will look at the chronology of how photography developed and its various technological innovations including Daguerrotypes, Cyanotypes and ‘Moving Pictures’.
2. We will explore the contributions of men and women to the field including Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron and Felix Beato.
3. We will explore innovations and competition in technological advances such as colour photography
4. We will consider how photography has informed out knowledge of other cultures and how it frames the way that we view the world.
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