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Photography: from Talbot to the Contemporary

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Photography: from Talbot to the Contemporary

Time: January 31, 2012 to March 13, 2012
Location: Sotheby's Institute of Art
City/Town: London
Website or Map: http://www.sothebysinstitute.…
Phone: +44 (0)20 7462 3249
Event Type: course
Organized By: Sotheby's Institute of Art
Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2012

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Event Description

As the field of photography gains increased recognition within the art world, this course provides a foundation in the history of the medium from the experiments carried out in the nineteenth century by pioneers such as Daguerre and Talbot to the work of their celebrated successors, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston and Robert Mapplethorpe, considered in light of the varied cultural contexts in which they were produced. 

Concluding with work by contemporary photographers, this series of lectures examines the way in which new methods of photography have been utilised by key practitioners, tracing its development from a simple means of recording the physical world to its current status as an influential and moving art form in its own right. 

Dates: 31 January/ 7, 14, 28 February/ 6, 13 March 
£375 (£350 if booked by 9 January)

Wine Reception 6.15pm; Lectures 6.45-8.15pm

Click here to download course timetable (PDF).

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