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Gather ’round: History of Family Holiday Photography

Do you photograph your family during the holidays? Documenting family gatherings is a common practice for artists and non-artists alike. Images can capture the sentimental and heartwarming moments as well as the overwhelming. This one-session photo history course will examine how photographers and artists have captured holidays and family gatherings. With examples ranging from the vernacular to the fine art, we will discuss what these images mean to the people who shot them and those who continue to revisit them. Possibly the most well-known idea of an American holiday is Norman Rockwell’s “Freedom From Want.” Together, we will look at examples from photographers who have appropriated and reinterpreted this ubiquitous illustration.

Attention: This class has been moved online in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please register as you normally would, and Houston Center for Photography staff will update you with information and a link to take this course at it’s scheduled time. 

To participate in an online course, students will need access to a desktop, laptop, or tablet with an internet connection. If you have any questions about navigating our new system, please email education@hcponline.org for more information.

Registration & Fees: $65
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Class meets Saturday: November 21st
1 - 3 pm CST


History/ Criticism

What to Bring to Class

Access to a computer with an internet connection


Kelly Webeck