Photography and the City of Paris
Prof. Christa Bowden
The city of Paris plays a critical role in the history of photography, from the invention of the daguerreotype in 1839, to the documentation of a city in transition by Atget and Marville, to the Surrealists and avant-garde photographers, to the “decisive moments” of Cartier-Bresson and other mid-century observational photographers, to the contemporary art scene of today. With this historical and cultural context in mind, students will explore the city with their cameras, and create images based on their own visual research. Collaborative, interdisciplinary, and digital projects comprise the majority of work in this course, and gallery and museum visits play an integral part.
Read more posts from students in both the Spring Term photography and history courses in Paris at http://paris2015.academic.wlu.edu/