With the invention of photography, the concept of art was completely altered and a new form of expression was created. In America, itself a young nation, the camera was pursued by a group of artists interested in uniquely capturing their country. These photos helped document the building of the United States and also represent some of the first artistic uses of a new technology. Photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz took images of the building of New York City. Before that, Mathew Brady took pictures of early US Presidents and the Civil War, while his student Timothy O’Sullivan would take some of the first images of the western states. Later, the photographs of Dorothea Lange would document the Depression and the effects that it would have on ordinary Americans. Join us as we discuss these pioneering photographers of early America.
Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.
This event is free to the public.
Join us for coffee and donuts!
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