History of Photography

This class dives into photography’s journey from its roots to the present day. The 19th century covers the inception of photography: the inventors, processes, rapid growth, the American Civil War, and the post-war years until about 1900. The early 20th century covers Modernism and its photographers between 1900 – 1960. The late 20th century will include the introduction of color photography and the era of contemporary photography until the end of analog around 2000. The last section will cover digital photography in the 21st century, including the expansion of the medium made possible by technology changes.


Registration & Fees:
$175 Regular price
Members enjoy a 20% discount


Register Become A Member

Attention: This class is an Online Class. Please register as you normally would, and Houston Center for Photography staff will update you with a reminder and login information about a week before the start of the course. 

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



Classes meet on three Tuesdays:
July 13th, 20th, & 27th
7 - 9 pm CT

What to Bring to Class

Access to a computer with an internet connection


David Knox