Jeff Curto takes a conceptual approach to the history of photography, looking at 19th, 20th, and some 21st century portraits to discuss what makes a good portrait photograph. He also attempts to draw parallels with the words and ideas of the Transcendentalist thinkers and writers Emerson and Thoreau.
Photograph of Jeff Curto © Andreas Overland.
This podcast is part of a series of lectures on the history of photography given by Jeff Curto, professor of photography at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. You can learn more about him and his work in this PhotoVideoEDU Featured Educator profile.
Handouts and slides related to this lecture and others are available on Jeff Curto's History of Photography Podcasts website.