Issue #131  7/23/2007
Two Art and History Photography Courses Announced For Fall


Christie's Education and Christie's Photographs Department are collaborating on a fall course dedicated to photography. "Photography in Context" will combine a scholarly approach with first-hand contact with objects to strengthen connoisseurship skills.

The course will be offered on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning September 20 through October 11. Classes will take place at Christie's Education, 11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY. There will be a sale walkthrough with a Christie's specialist on Sunday, October 14 at noon.

The lectures will be given by top scholars in the academic, museum and auction fields. Each session will address another facet of photography, including cultural history, technical processes, conservation and the market. The cost is $450 per person.

For more information or to sign up, contact: christieseducation@christies.edu ; Phone +1-212-355-1501.


Greg Erf and Robert Hirsch are the instructors for an online History of Photography course this fall. For more details on the course syllabus and other information go to: www.enmu.edu/photohistory .

This team-taught internet course is made available online through the Office of Extended Learning at Eastern New Mexico University, Portales NM. This History of Photography course is a three-credit-hour undergraduate or graduate course designed to fulfill General Education or Art credit. Transferability is the responsibility of the student. Check with your advisor at your school for transferability into your degree plan.

The course is a survey of photography's contribution to the visual arts from its conceptual beginning in the Renaissance through today. Work group discussion topics, group assignments, threaded class discussions and research papers will examine the work of individual photographers, tracing major issues that influenced their work. Course work will include discussion of the various artistic styles with an emphasis on exploring the parallels between aesthetic and technical development. Study will cover photography's relationship to other media and understanding the interrelationship between photography and culture.

To register by phone, call 800-537-5376, Office of Distance Education and Outreach and ask for Rebecca Cree or Susan Allan. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 am-noon and 1-5 pm, MST. Credit Cards are accepted and the cost is $795 (for 3 credit hours).