Teachers Lesson Plans

Drawing With Light

This lesson uses a selection of photographs to illustrate the origins of, and technical and stylistic developments in, photography. The importance of light is emphasized.



Drawing With Light


Origins of and developments in photography.


Photography has evolved since the images formed by light were first captured and made permanent in the first half of the 19th century. Eight photographers working in different countries over a period of more than 175 years explore the technical potential and expressive possibilities of photography.