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Enhance understanding of the relevancy of the photographic portrait in our world history by discussing the origins and evolution of photographic portraiture as it pertains to the medium’s technical and creative advances. This will include in-depth discussions of the value of photographic portraits for various class and ethnic groups; portraits in times of war; portraits as revolutionary, civil rights, and human rights tools; portraits as advertising tools within arenas of commercial enterprises such as fashion, product, and catalog; and the evolution of the portrait in the modern era including editorial and mass media.

Course Number: ART-40692
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)