History of Photography - Modern Era: Hemant Jariwala

"It was George Eastman, founder of Kodak in 1888, who coined the advertising slogan: ‘You press the button, we do the rest’. This event marked the accessibility of photography to the world. On this part of the course, we shall cover the transition of photography - from an expensive and complicated process that was practised by the ‘intellectual elite’, through the advent of new materials (use of plastics) and invention of optical equipment; namely, the Leica a ‘miniature camera’ and lenses. In parallel, a number of ‘visionaries’ showed the world how photography can be standalone ‘art form’: Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams and others."

Tutor: Hemant Jariwala

"Hemant Jariwala is an award-winning photographer who specialises in botanical, garden and landscape photography. Hemant’s images are regularly published in popular photography & garden life-style magazines, greeting cards, calendars and books, around the world. In 1993, he won the prestigious UK Practical Photography magazine – ‘Photographer of the Year’."