The Art of Photography

Course Ref: C3742926
Date: 10 meetings on Tuesdays starting 25/09/2018. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: South Reading Leisure Centre Northumberland Avenue
Tutor: Sandra Smith
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Fee: £96.00

Photography was invented in the 1840s but it was never intended specifically as an art form. In this course we will examine the development of photography from the invention of the medium in the 1840s to the present day. Many photographers used prevailing art forms, notably painting, to inform the subjects and composition of their pictures, but it eventually gained its own language, exploiting the technical aspects of the medium. We will study a number of great photographers such as Henry Fox Talbot, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Robert Capa and Henri Cartier Bresson, through to the great photographers of the modern world.

To book a place on this course ring 0300 303 3464 or go to the central WEA website by clicking here.