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Отзывы учащихся о курсе Seeing Through Photographs от партнера Музей современного искусства

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О курсе

Taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us. Given our near-constant engagement with images this course will help you dig into the meaning of pictures and reconsider photography’s role in our visual culture. This course aims to address the gap between seeing and truly understanding photographs by introducing a diversity of ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making. In this course you will look closely at 100 photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, going behind the scenes of the Museum and into artist studios through original films and audio interviews. You will hear a variety of perspectives on the ways photography has been used throughout its 180-year history: as a means of artistic expression, a tool for science and exploration, an instrument of documentation, a way to tell stories and record histories, and a mode of communication and critique. Short texts and readings from MoMA publications provide enhanced context for the works in the course. By enrolling in this course, you’ll join a community of international learners in discussion forums, receive invitations to live and virtual events from our lead instructor Sarah Meister, and gain exclusive access to MoMA resources. UPDATE: We’ve been listening to your feedback! In September 2020, we launched new content in Seeing Through Photographs, including audio interviews with additional contemporary artists from around the world, videos of Sarah introducing key ideas, and almost doubling the number of photographs from the collection. We’ve also added opportunities for you to share and receive feedback on your photographs in the discussion forums....

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8 мар. 2016 г.

Seeing Through Photographs has given me a whole new way of looking at my own and other peoples' work. So many aspects, details and points of view, the world of photography now seems even more amazing.

25 дек. 2019 г.

This is a really great way to get a beginners academic insight into photography, really interesting video and written content. I learned a lot and enjoyed studying again, thank you MoMA and Coursera!

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1026–1050 из 1,055 отзывов о курсе Seeing Through Photographs

автор: catalina c

12 дек. 2016 г.


автор: Aarul V

16 окт. 2020 г.


автор: Martin F

24 июня 2021 г.

автор: Melinda G

20 июня 2020 г.

I received only one peer review and that merely ticked the boxes on the required questions with no feedback. If this review is the only assessment we get beyond the quiz scores, my experience with it was not useful.

I also would have appreciated knowing why Heinecken is considered "legendary" and why so much of the required reading in that lesson was devoted to his essays. I found his style to be overly academic (plowing through many, many words to try to find a point) and I almost gave up. I'm sure he must have done something beyond the clever "Are You Rea"; some biographical information and other examples of his work would have given me a better understanding of his importance.

I have been working full time during the weeks of the course so was not able to take part in most of the online lectures, office hours and other daytime activities. I understand that this restricted my ability to fully participate and I'm sure I would have benefited from more involvement.

I did appreciate the first few weeks, especially the documentary and people modules. I'm glad I took the course and am going to pursue a number of the readings on my own. I also was motivated to buy Berenice Abbott's "Changing New York," which is inspiring.

автор: roxanne w

9 янв. 2017 г.

I found the course interesting, however I had trouble finding all of the written materials to read. Some were available online, but none were in our library system. I think it would be better if more of the reading was available to people. I also thought that the final assignment instructions were a bit confusing. As it is I never did get to upload the photographs for the final prompt. I asked for help on the forum, but no one responded.

автор: Jeanette F

30 мая 2016 г.

It was short and interesting... and that is good. In the first week the readings were overwhelming and I was disappointed - but the other 5 weeks had short videos of interviews with photographers to go along with the concepts presented. Some of the quiz questions were looking for details that I felt were not important for the learner. Final assignment was good.

автор: Sara J

27 февр. 2021 г.

Claims to be beginner friendly and expects people to not know what an eclipse is, yet know how non-digital photographs are developed. Does however contain interesting topics and insights.

автор: Troy M

8 июня 2020 г.

An interesting topic and materials covered but sadly an unresolved technical glitch prevented the completion of the final task and thus lower rating for a good course.

автор: Konstantinos X

11 мар. 2020 г.

The course is interesting but beware ! It has peer reviewed assignments which means you will never get your grade !

автор: michael m

14 дек. 2016 г.

i enjoyed the interviews -- hearing and seeing many different artists using the same medium in very different ways

автор: bao l

14 мая 2020 г.

The course is helpful to learn the stories behind photographs, but kind of monotonous.

автор: César C

27 февр. 2016 г.

falta opciones en español, los textos por ejemplo o los videos subtitulados.

автор: Amaya T

16 окт. 2020 г.

I liked the course but was not a fan of the final assignment

автор: Sheila m

19 авг. 2020 г.


автор: Priscila C d O

2 сент. 2016 г.

Nice, but I expected more (or something else).

автор: Peter P

3 июля 2020 г.

great course, thoroughly enjoyed it

автор: Emil

3 нояб. 2020 г.

Peculiar course.

автор: Cathy E

22 июля 2020 г.

I felt like this course was kind of disjointed. As an educator with some experience in museum education, I wonder whether this was created by the curatorial department with minimal or no guidance from education. Some of the required readings were lengthy and bombastic. It's almost as if course creators said, let's see what we have to work with, and try to find some relationships between the hodgepodge. I understand the importance of sometimes having to use readings from the specific time period of an artwork to put it in context, but again, I feel like there could have been better exemplars of both photographs and readings. The module where photographs of the moon were the "theme" just seemed like it didn't belong. I did acquire new knowledge through this course, but the format was just not for me.

автор: Deleted A

2 апр. 2016 г.

Vastly concerned with the esoteric minutia, ideas, and meanings assigned by others regarding photographs which most often aren't even closely aligned with the original artist's intentions.

A brief few mentions of how photography has changed over time with advances in technology and development of new techniques was mildly interesting, otherwise this course was predominantly meaningless. This course will most likely be of no benefit to people not viewing or creating fine art photography.

автор: Fricc S

6 февр. 2017 г.

abstract and uninformative stories about some photographersbut not about the profession of the photographer or the technical side of the work

Thank you for the opportunity to get acquainted with the course

автор: Francesca S

21 авг. 2017 г.

I hoped that it was more professional, It was interesting but non technical.

автор: Gustavo M

1 февр. 2019 г.


автор: James K

16 февр. 2021 г.

really badly presented, going from one artist to another

very tokenistic and processes rarely explained

cannot seem to finish the course without purchasing the full certificate

even though i have finished the course and all the quizzes am just going to unenroll

автор: Mandy R

25 мая 2017 г.

This course sounded so interesting. It was however not well organized and had too great a time commitment attached to it. The readings were too long. I ended up giving up.