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This course will cover the history of photography from its inception to contemporary work. Examples of major genres, and movements in photography will be discussed with PowerPoint presentations, augmented by examples from my personal collection of historical and contemporary images. Most aspects of photography and its applications and techniques will be presented, with an emphasis on art photography.
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Your Instructor: Craig McMonigal
Craig McMonigal has been a photographer for over forty years. He received his BFA from Ohio University in 1983, and his MFA from the University of Illinois in 1987. Craig had been on the staff of the University of Illinois School of Art & Design from 1985 until 2002, and began teaching at Parkland College in 1994, and retired in 2015 after receiving the Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Faculty Award for the State of Illinois. At Parkland, Craig taught analog and digital photography, Studio Lighting, Art Appreciation and the History of Photography. Craig has a library of over 1600 photography books. He has participated in several national exhibitions and his work has been included in three museum collections.
Craig has lectured on photography and his own work at Washburn University, at Central Michigan University, for the National Society of Arts and Letters, and Osher Life-long Learning Institute. He has curated or juried more than a dozen photography and art exhibitions. Craig taught as a substitute teacher for the Champaign School District while also teaching at Parkland and retired in 2022 after 21 years.
Class Dates and Time:  
April 3rd through May 8th   
1pm Pacific | 2pm Mountain | 3pm Central | 4pm Eastern 
Each lecture session is 90 minutes 
Class schedule: Live lectures will take place on Mondays via ZOOM 
  • Monday, April 3                            Live Lecture 1  
  • Monday, April 10                           Live Lecture 2  
  • Monday, April 17                          Live Lecture 3  
  • Monday, April 24                          Live Lecture 4  
  • Monday, May 1                            Live Lecture 5 
  • Monday, May 8                            Live Lecture 6 

Class Details

6 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon

Virtual - Any Location

Lisa D'Angelo 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/3/2023 - 5/8/2023 Weekly - Mon 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Lisa D'Angelo 
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