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History of Photography class sessions, photo history podcasts and other resources with Professor Jeff Curto

History of Photography class sessions, photo history podcasts and other resources with Professor Jeff Curto
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History of Photography class sessions, photo history podcasts and other resources with Professor Jeff Curto

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Photo History Intersession – January 14

1/15/2009
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The 5th and final Photo History Intersession commemorates the anniversary of the death of 19th century photographer Charles Dodgeson. Dodgeson, better known by his writing pen name of Lewis Carroll, was an important and interesting photographer as well as an author. Alice Liddell – Photograph by Charles Dodgeson aka Lewis Carroll (left) and Julia Margaret … Continue reading Photo History Intersession – January 14 →

Photo History Intersession – January 05

1/5/2009
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The 4th Photo History Intersession looks at two rather dramatically opposed technical applications of photography: The first X-Ray image, made by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1896 and the first auroral (northern lights) photograph made by Martin Brendel in 1892. (left) First X-Ray image by Wilhelm Röntgen – 1896 & (right) First auroral (northern lights) photograph by … Continue reading Photo History Intersession – January 05 →

Photo History Intersession – January 01

1/1/2009
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In the third History of Photography Intersession, we look at some interesting events from January first, as we commemorate the birth date of photographer William Klein, the anniversary of the death of Edward Weston, some facts about George Eastman and his inventions and the birth of the Associated Press Wirephoto. William Klein at Masters of … Continue reading Photo History Intersession – January 01 →

Photo History Intersession – December 29

12/29/2008
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The second “intersession” history of photography podcast commemorates the anniversary of the death of French photographer Robert Demachy, who was active around the turn of the 20th century, as photography was trying to find its artistic self. Robert Demachy at The Art of the Photogravure

Photo History Intersession – December 20

12/21/2008
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In the first of a few “intersession” podcasts between the fall and spring semesters, we commemorate the birth date of photojournalist W. Eugene Smith (1918) and the anniversary of the death of photographer Bill Brandt (1983). W. Eugene Smith at Masters of Photography Bill Brandt at Masters of Photography

Photo History Summer School – August 22

8/26/2008
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We bring the summer school sessions to a close with a rememberance of the 100th birthday of the great photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson. Henri Cartier-Bresson, “Hyères, France, 1932”

Photo History Summer School – July 16

7/16/2008
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On this date in 1926, National Geographic Magazine published color underwater photographs; a photographic first. This wasn’t the first attempt at underwater photography, however; photographers had been taking pictures below the waves since 1856. svgallery=underwater Links: Wayne Levin Photography National Geographic Underwater Photo History

Photo History Summer School – July 7

7/7/2008
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Alexander Gardner photographed the hanging of the Lincoln Conspirators on July 7, 1865. This image and a pair of Gardner’s portraits of two of the men who are about to be executed are the subjects of this Photo History Summer School session. Click on images for larger views: Above Left: Alexander Gardner – The “cracked … Continue reading Photo History Summer School – July 7 →

Photo History Summer School – July 5

7/5/2008
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Powerful and horrific photographs of the effects of the Battle of Gettysburg by Timothy O’Sullivan and Alexander Gardner are the subject of today’s Photo History Summer School. Click Images for a larger view Above: Timothy O’Sullivan – A Harvest of Death – July, 1863 Above: Alexander Gardner – The Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter, July, … Continue reading Photo History Summer School – July 5 →

Photo History Summer School – June 8

6/8/2008
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In this summer school session, we explore two remarkable photographers; the Vietnamese photojournalist Nick Ut whose best-known image was created on this date and the Chinese pictorial master Don Hong-Oai, who died on this date in 2004. Links for this session: Nick Ut at DigitalJournalist.com Kim Foundation International Don Hong-Oai at PhotoEye Chin-san Long – … Continue reading Photo History Summer School – June 8 →

Photo History Summer School – May 30

5/31/2008
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Today’s summer school session is all about color. On this date in 1904, The Parisian brothers Louis and Auguste Lumière presented their patented color photographic process, the Autochrome, to the French Academy of Sciences. The Autochrome was the first commercially feasible color photographic process; the first time photographers could reliably produce color images. This is … Continue reading Photo History Summer School – May 30 →

Photo History Summer School – May 25

5/26/2008
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In today’s May 25th edition of Photo History Summer School, we note the birth dates of the avant garde Cech photographer Jaroslav Rossler and the oddly surrealistic American photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard as well as the anniversary of the death of the preeminant war photographer Robert Capa. Some images by Rossler, Meatyard and Capa: svgallery=meatyardrosslercapa

Photo History Summer School – May 23

5/24/2008
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Cornell Capa, the photojournalist and tireless advocate of humanistic photography died today, May 23, 2008. He was 90 years old. A great and committed photographer, Capa’s heartfelt images were often overshadowed by two other elements in his life. One was the photography of his brother, the pre-eminent war photographer Robert Capa. The other was the … Continue reading Photo History Summer School – May 23 →

Photo History Summer School – May 13

5/14/2008
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It’s summer, but photo history doesn’t rest… May 13th is the anniversary of the birth of Czech photography Jan Saudek (1935, Prague) and also the anniversary of the death (1980) of German photographer Otto Umbehr, known as Umbo. This “summer school” podcast briefly presents their work. Some images by Jan Saudek & Umbo svgallery=saudek_umbo Websites … Continue reading Photo History Summer School – May 13 →

The Camera in The Cathedral: A Brief History of Photography of the Natural World

2/24/2008
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From the very beginning of the medium, photographers have wanted to portray their sense of wonder and awe in the face of the natural world through the camera’s lens, often offering up nature as the Great American Cathedral. This romantic tradition continues, but the mid-20th century saw a change in the way photographers looked at … Continue reading The Camera in The Cathedral: A Brief History of Photography of the Natural World →