Introduction to the History of Photography: The Beginning
Presented by Mehves Lelic, Curator
Wednesdays, March 11, 18 , 25 and April 1, 2020
12noon – 1 p.m.
Performing Arts Room
Free, no registration needed!
Bring your brown-bag lunch and join AAM Curator Mehves Lelic for a free course on the History of Photography in March and April.
March 11: The Beginning: Early Processes and Works, 1700-1850
March 18: The Latent Image: 1850-1900
March 25: Analog Forever: 1900-1957
April 1: “There is No There There”: Contemporary Photography, 1957-today
The possibility of fixing an image has captured human imagination since antiquity. In this four-part lecture course, AAM Curator and photographer Mehves Lelic introduces the invention and historical development of processes that made the medium a multiplex tool for artistic production, visual communication and scientific documentation, and brought on its pivotal role in contemporary culture. Lelic will discuss the work of seminal photographers, and relevant sociopolitical and critical context(s) that help decipher meaning and relevance.