From the earliest days of photography, the art world has been divided over whether photography could even be considered art at all. MAMA Curator Michael Moran will take you on a photographic journey through time, surveying the history of this controversial medium.
Discover key moments and milestones that made critics sit up and pay attention. See examples of how photography began to influence every other art medium, right up until the photography-saturated internet age.
In Part 1, Moran traces from the birth of the theory of optics, to photography’s origins as an experimental technology, and ultimate recognition as a vital art medium.
Over two sessions, we’ll aim to tackle the question – where does that leave photography now? And where is it headed in the future?
Join us for one or both sessions.