Unit 10 Overview:

Paul Strand, White Fence, 1916

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Unit Description:

This unit continues to explore the developments of photography in the United States after 1900, particular the efforts of Alfred Stieglitz to advance photography as a fine art. Also included is a consideration of the work of Paul Strand and the effect his work had on future decades of photographic production.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this Learning Unit, you will be able to:

  1. dentify the characteristics of Straight Photography.
  2. Compare and contrast a pictorialist photograph and a photograph that is characteristic of straight photography.
  3. Identify and discuss the work of significant photographers associated with early modernist photography in the United States.
  4. Give examples that demonstrated how Alfred Stieglitz effectively elevated photography to "high art."

What's Next?

Open the Learning Unit 10 "Content & Activities" folder to begin your reading and activities for this week.