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Seeing Through Photographs - YouTube

Today is World Photo Day! On August 19, 1839, the French government unveiled the Daguerreotype process, developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre, calling it a “gift to the world.”

In celebration of the power of photography, watch artists Hank Willis Thomas, Katy Grannan, Nicholas Nixon, Vik Muniz and others discuss the form in videos from our free online course Seeing Through Photographs (full videos at the link below). The course is available on demand via Coursera.

(via Seeing Through Photographs - YouTube)

Artist Hank Willis Thomas takes over our Instagram account this week! Hank is one of several artists and scholars who contributed their knowledge to our new free online course Seeing Through Photographs, which is available now on Coursera

Follow along with Hank’s posts at @themuseumofmodernart

[Hank Willis Thomas. Image courtesy the artist]