History of photography

History of Photography — We’ll look at the PBS series American Photography.

The Developing Image (1900-1934)
The Photographic Age (1930s – 1940s)
Photography Transformed (1950s – 1980s)

And we’ll be asking questions like:

Who invented photography in France?
How did photography expand in 1840s ?
What were some new processes such glass plates
Who was Matthew Brady?
George Eastman and the Brownie
Edward Curtis and Native Americans
How did photography influence social reform / Jacob Riis, Louis Hine
Pictorialism and Alfred Steiglitz
Straight photography (modernism), advertising and Paul Strand
Farm Security Administration / Dorothea Lange, others
Wartime photography, Margaret Bourke White, Joe Rosenthal, censorship of photographic images
Photography and civil rights
Photography and the environment

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