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Education Guide: Shannon Bool 1:1 and Refracting Histories
Dorothea Lange and the Documentary Tradition
Dorothea Lange (United States, 1895-1965) believed in photography’s ability to reveal social conditions, educate the public, and prompt action. Though she is best known for her depression-era photographs that came to shape our view of one of the most tumultuous eras of American history, Lange’s career was long and varied. Her keen interest in the […]
Still Life: The Object as Subject
With a deep history in painting and drawing dating back to the Middle Ages, a still life is a depiction of objects arranged in a particular way by the artist. Artists make photographic still lifes traditionally in a studio setting, using precise composition and lighting to render shape, show texture, establish mood, and draw the […]
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Museum of Contemporary Photography
Columbia College Chicago
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