History of Photography

   View from the Window at Le Gras, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce

View from the Window at Le Gras, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce

This lecture course is structured by themes that have continually reoccurred throughout the history of photography. While the class will start with the beginning of photography at it’s invention and ultimately end with more contemporary issues, the class will not follow a strictly chronological order. Each week will have readings to go along with the lecture from writers such as Paul Graham, Todd Papageorge, Phillip Gefter, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and John Swarkowski.

BRING: Notebook


INCLUDES: Tuition includes a pass to RayKo’s group color and B&W darkrooms and computer workstations. This pass does not include access to scanners or printer workstations

DATES:  Sorry! This class is not being offered in our current session. Please email us at info@raykophoto.com to be added to the wait list. We will contact you when this class is offered again

Please review our sales policies regarding class withdrawals and cancellations before signing up. Sorry! We do not offer refunds/credits for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class starts

$25.00 off if you register at least one week prior to class start date, all online discounts are applied automatically.


Register for the same class with a friend and each of you will receive 10% off. All registrations must be made by one person in a single transaction. To take advantage of the discount online, set the quantity to 2 (or 3, or 4...) when adding to the cart (or change the quantity in the shopping cart). The system automatically deducts this discount. The discount only applies if two or more you enroll in the same class. 

 Please enter the full name of your companion at the checkout stage including their name, email, and phone number in the comments section of your registration form. 


Workshop Cost: $150

Early Registration: $125


Related Workshops

   From Pixels to Press

From Pixels to Press

   Visual Language in Photography

Visual Language in Photography

  Comp and Editing,   Level 1

Comp and Editing, Level 1