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MA in Photography: Contemporary & Historical

Sotheby's Institute of Art - London

Masters Degree , Photography

Course Description

This programme offers an in-depth study of the history of photography,its place in cultural and critical theory, and its significance for modern visual culture . Students are introduced to the critical analysis of the history of photography from the earliest experiments to the most recent developments. Although applied photography such as police records and advertising images are touched upon, the focus is upon photography as an aesthetic practice. The increased presence of photography in public and private collections, and the art market, is one strand of investigation photography?s role within the politics of representation is another. The core timetable is supplemented by lectures by distinguished guest scholars and experts as well as study visits to museums and galleries, art fairs and private collections. Graduates go on to pursue a variety of careers, often within the photographic gallery and auction network or the contemporary art world.

This programme offers an in-depth study of the history of photography,its place in cultural and critical theory, and its significance for modern visual culture . Students are introduced to the critical analysis of the history of photography from the earliest experiments to the most recent developments. Although applied photography such as police records and advertising images are touched upon,...

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