OSHR 1534 - Groundbreaking Photography: Exposures and Expressions

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

"If I knew what the picture was going to be like I wouldn’t make it . . . it was almost like it was made already . . . the challenge is more about trying to make what you can’t think of"
- Cindy Sherman

This course will focus on the groundbreaking photography of four American women: Dorothea Lange (1895-1965), Lee Miller (1907-1977), Diane Arbus (1923-1971), and Cindy Sherman (1954- ). All four are considered to be among the most significant and influential photographers of their time. Their illuminating, iconic, and sometimes ironic images portray a panorama of the human condition - from the social, political and provocative, to deeply personal reflections of self and stereotype.

Readings: Sontag, Susan, On Photography; Picador USA, first published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York; copyright 1973, 1974, 1977, ISBN 0-312-42009-9.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.