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About the Course

Although taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us, our regular engagement with images does not necessarily make us visually literate. 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 photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art and hear a variety of perspectives on what a photograph is and the ways that photography has been used throughout its nearly 180 year history: as a means of artistic expression, as a tool for science and exploration; as an instrument of documentation; to tell stories and record histories; and as a mode of communication and critique in our ever increasingly visual culture. Learning Objectives • Develop skills to better examine and understand the differences between photographs and photographic images. • Discover how context influences the production, circulation, and reception of photographic images. • Learn about different modes of artistic and technological experimentation and innovation in photography. • Investigate photography’s role in our increasingly visual culture....

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Mar 09, 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 03, 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 Israel T

Jun 15, 2016

Nice course.

By YeongDo L

Apr 18, 2016

great course

By Lee A

Sep 18, 2019

i love moma

By Eduardo r

Mar 09, 2019

Really good

By Zahir A

Nov 26, 2018

very useful

By Anthony S

Nov 10, 2016

great class

By Pamela H

Sep 30, 2016

Enjoyed it!

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By Luca B

Apr 14, 2016

Excellent !


Feb 25, 2020

excelent !

By Eli S

Sep 29, 2017

I love it!

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May 26, 2017

I love it!

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Mar 01, 2016

muy genial

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By Carola B

May 14, 2020

Loved it!

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Apr 21, 2020