Introduction to the History of Photography

360 lei

Period: 21 Jan – 11 Feb 2019 (4 sessions)
Category: Theoretical Course (19:00 – 21:00)
Instructor: Cristina Stoenescu
Venue: AlbAlb (1 Şerban Petrescu St., Bucharest)

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Description

Whether you practice photography or just want to understand it better, it’s important to grasp the history of photography in a coherent and structured way.

Discover which are the beginnings of photography, the evolution of photographic imaging technologies, and the historical context in which they have developed.

At this course you will study:

  • The beginning of photography. The image between reality and imagination
  • The modern era of photography. War, avant-garde and experiment
  • Humanistic photography. Beginnings of conceptual photography
  • Postmodernism. Contemporary photography

After the course, just observe the different perspectives that open in front of a good photograph!

 

 

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Curriculum

The course offers an instrument for reading the photographic image, covering the main thematic areas in chronological order. Together, we will explore the beginnings of photography, the evolution of photographic imaging technologies, and the historical context in which they have developed. The meetings are structured around discussions on iconic images and less well-known images, in order to build benchmarks for their critical and analytical interpretation.

The first meeting focuses on the development of the shooting process and the theoretical discussions on its artistic status which took place during those early years. The second meeting resumes the first notions of photography to discover the photographic experiments at the beginning of the 20th century in the artistic avant-garde in the United States, Europe and Russia. In the third meeting we will focus on the humanist photography after the two world wars, its artistic and documentary role, and will move on to explore the impact of the digital age on the image and the new forms of artistic exploration in photography.

 

Eugène Atget, Parisians watching the solar eclipse at Place de la Bastille, April 1912, 1912

Calendar

Jan 21

The beginning of photography. The image between reality and imagination

Jan 28

The modern era of photography. War, avant-garde and experiment

Feb 04

Humanistic photography. Beginnings of conceptual photography

Feb 11

Postmodernism. Contemporary photography

 

Instructor

Cristina Stoenescu

Cristina Stoenescu is curator at the Anca Poteraşu gallery in Bucharest. Her interest in art began at the Faculty of Political Science, where she published research articles in reference publications on institutional changes in the Romanian Artists’ Union after 1989. The study of archive documents is a continuous concern, especially in the study of historical photographs.

Graduate of the Master of Image Theory and Practice (CESI) and Art and Patrimony Studies at the University of Maastricht, Cristina Stoenescu specialized in the history of contemporary art and cultural education, being interested in artistic projects that deal with themes such as places of memory, alternatives and processes of reflection on the past.

Registration Info

Organization

The course consists of 4 sessions, that take place weekly between 19:00 – 21:00. The course is conducted in Romanian. This is a course for amateurs, for recreation and personal development. It is not a certified course and it does not train you to become a photographer or an art critic.

Registration

The reservation is subject to the full payment of the course fee. The course fee can be paid on the website by card through a secured card payment system.

Course seats are limited. A minimum of 10 participants is required to organize the course.

Prices

The displayed price is final and does not include VAT. AlbAlb is a non-paying VAT company. Payments are made in RON at the amount shown in RON, regardless of the currency selected by the buyer.

Retraction

If you are no longer able to attend a course you have enrolled in, you must notify the retraction at least 10 working days before the beginning of a course to qualify for the course fee refund. If the withdrawal is made after this date, regardless of whether the course started or not, the amount of the course fee is not refunded.