Read this history of photography
Watch 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