This fall, Professor Jill Casid will be teaching ART HIST 355 History and Theory of Photography | MW 4:00–5:15pm | Sophomore Standing | L&S Credit | Humanities Breadth. Enroll here. Description: This course offers an introduction to the history and theory of the diverse and pervasive field of photography from its origins in the desire to work with light and shadows to declarations of its death in the drive toward the digital. The course emphasizes that to understand the history of photography means exploring the range of photography’s social, political and cultural practices from the documentary to the selfie and Instagram, from the conventions of the photo I.D. and tactics of surveillance to the use of photography in avant-garde art practices.