The Camera in the Hands of the Artist

Pablo Picasso once said, "I have discovered photography. Now I can kill myself. I have nothing else to learn." Yet the camera was not always seen as a tool for artists. This class explore the history of photography as an art form: from when it was first used as a "tool of science" and for documentation through the acceptance of photography as fine art (in the mid 1850's) the styles of photography and up to contemporary photography and the many ways it can be manipulated. Photographers like Edward Weston, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Dorothea Lange and Berenice Abbott will be featured.