The revenge of photography? The MoMa launches a free online photography course

The revenge of photography? The MoMa launches a free online photography course


Zero selfies. Zero duck faces. Zero photos of your hot dog legs.

The Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMa) has just launched Seeing Through Photographs, a F R E E online photography course open to everybody. You will be encouraged to critically observe photographs through the diverse ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making”.

The project, led by curator Sarah Meister, aims to teach you what photography is and the thousand paths it has taken in its 180 years of history: as a means of personal artistic expression; a method for documenting people, places and events; a way of telling and recording stories; and a mode of communication in a culture more and more bombed and conditioned by images.

If you consider yourselves great photographers with your tablets and smartphones, along wiht the thousands of apps and available filters… well, this course just is not for you.

Sign up here.

Featured image | Neptune’s Daughter”, 1949 – Directed by Edward Buzzell [via]

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