Photography in Europe: Technology, Culture, ArtSummer Course

History of Photography in Europe, Technology, Culture, and Art
Major Discipline(s)
History, Media Studies, Photography
Location: Stockholm
Session 3

This course investigates the impact of photography on culture, art, and society from the first photo in Europe around 1840 and up until today. We explore the role of photography beyond mainstream cultural accounts, integrating a diversity of disciplines from history to journalism, law, medicine, and science. Through hands-on exercises, field studies and meetings with professionals in studios, we zoom in on the interplay of seeing and learning, investigating photography’s role in shaping societies, memories, and identities.

Related Discipline(s)

This summer course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Art History, Visual Arts


Vendela Grundell

DIS Summer Faculty

Teacher, researcher and art professional working in international interdisciplinary settings since 1998. Focus on the history and theory of photography, especially in relation to seeing and being in digital society. PhD in Art History 2016, MA in Aesthetical Disciplines 2011, and BA in Cultural Studies 2007, Stockholm University. With DIS since 2016.