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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Seeing Through Photographs by The Museum of Modern Art

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About the Course

Taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us. Given our near-constant engagement with images this course will help you dig into the meaning of pictures and reconsider photography’s role in our visual culture. This course aims to address the gap between seeing and truly understanding photographs by introducing a diversity of ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making. In this course you will look closely at 100 photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, going behind the scenes of the Museum and into artist studios through original films and audio interviews. You will hear a variety of perspectives on the ways photography has been used throughout its 180-year history: as a means of artistic expression, a tool for science and exploration, an instrument of documentation, a way to tell stories and record histories, and a mode of communication and critique. Short texts and readings from MoMA publications provide enhanced context for the works in the course. By enrolling in this course, you’ll join a community of international learners in discussion forums, receive invitations to live and virtual events from our lead instructor Sarah Meister, and gain exclusive access to MoMA resources. UPDATE: We’ve been listening to your feedback! In September 2020, we launched new content in Seeing Through Photographs, including audio interviews with additional contemporary artists from around the world, videos of Sarah introducing key ideas, and almost doubling the number of photographs from the collection. We’ve also added opportunities for you to share and receive feedback on your photographs in the discussion forums....

Top reviews

Mar 8, 2016

Seeing Through Photographs has given me a whole new way of looking at my own and other peoples' work. So many aspects, details and points of view, the world of photography now seems even more amazing.

Jun 2, 2019

It was very insightful, and a good thing is they offered quizzes and other full content, which some other free courses do not, which really helps learning. Hope to go for other courses under them. :)

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By Milena S Y

Jun 16, 2016

Just loved the course!

By Oscar A U

Mar 20, 2016

Excelente Curso !!! :)

By Amy A C

Jul 17, 2020

Absolutely Fantastic!

By Ann A B W

May 31, 2020

really a great course

By Piervittorio B

Apr 29, 2020

Over all expextations

By Dmitrii M

Sep 1, 2019

This is super course!

By Fernanda S

May 31, 2016

It's simply amazing!!

By Luz M T

Mar 1, 2021

An excellent course!

By Natasha Z

Feb 21, 2021

I like this c'la'ss!

By Ivan S

Jul 1, 2020

Excelente formación!

By dimitris p

Apr 9, 2016

a new way of seeing!

By Alexandra

May 30, 2021

Me encanto el curso

By The S C

Aug 19, 2019

Very useful course.

By Gaetano R

Mar 9, 2016

Very interesting!!!

By 汪嘉宁

Jul 9, 2021

Extremely helpful.

By Leila m

Aug 14, 2020

very interesting !

By Benjamin B

Aug 6, 2020

Excellent Course!!

By Jonathan D M T

Jun 13, 2020

Highly recommended

By Ryan M

May 26, 2020

Loved the course!!

By Kelsey A

Jun 13, 2019

Insightful course!

By Daniela V T

Oct 18, 2017

amazing curse!!!!!

By Davide M C

Feb 22, 2016

Great Opportunity!

By Rubi A I R

Jun 24, 2021

Buena experiencia

By Michael R

Dec 31, 2020

Very Interesting!


Jun 14, 2020

Simply excellent!