Photography in Europe: Technology, Culture, ArtSummer Course

History of Photography in Europe, Technology, Culture, and Art
Summer Study Tour
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


Åsa Sjöström

DIS Summer Faculty

Photojournalism Nordens Fotoskola 2000-2002, Stockholm International Art School 1999-2000 Freelance photographer since 2013, Director of Photography since 2018, staff photographer at Sydsvenskan 2005-2013, Dagens Nyheter 2004-2005, Göteborgs-Posten 2003, Aftonbladet 2002 With DIS since 2023