Photo History: Deconstructing the Nude | Wednesdays | 2 – 4 pm

Depictions of the nude body are inherently political. Even when presented as a purely aesthetic object, especially then, it’s imbued with meaning and context. In this online class, students will explore the history of photography and the nude and discuss the difference between nude, nakedness, and the implied nude in photography. We will investigate the artists who have photographed the unclothed body, including Francesca Woodman, Claude Cahun, Hannah Wilke, Wynn Bullock, Sally Mann, and John Coplan. And examine how artists use nudity and nakedness to express issues of self-awareness, self-expression, body, and gender exploration. We will consider how the concept of “the gaze has shifted over time, or has it? Let’s dig into it together in this new online class at HCP!

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:
$245 Regular price
Members enjoy a 20% discount


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Classes meet four Wednesdays:
June 10th, 17th, 24th, & July 1st
2 - 4 pm

What to Bring to Class

Access to a computer with an internet connection


Erin Neve