MoMA offers its first free online photography class

NEW YORK — The Museum of Modern Art has launched its first online photography class titled “Seeing Through Photographs,” a six-part course offered through learning company Coursera.

MoMA describes it:

Led by Sarah Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, the course introduces learners to firsthand perspectives and ideas from artists and scholars about what a photograph is and the many ways in which photography has been used throughout history and into the present day: as a means of personal artistic expression; a tool for science and exploration; a method for documenting people, places, and events; a way of telling stories and recording histories; and a mode of communication and critique in our increasingly visual culture.

The course launched Feb. 10, 2016.

Top: Still from Vik Muniz: Equivalents, from Seeing Through Photographs. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art. Below: Screenshot of Coursera page.

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