About This Site

The Podcast
Originally, the History of Photography podcast was is recorded during my History of Photography course lectures. Originally intended for students in the class,  thousands of people around the world have found the podcasts useful to their education as photographers.

Once I stopped teaching the class, I started creating shorter podcasts about the history of the medium. The History of Photography Class Sessions live on, both in the podcast archive and also on a dedicated Class Podcast Page on this site.

You can listen to and watch the podcasts from these pages or you can subscribe to them using a podcast reader. The most popular podcast reader is Apple’s iTunes. If you subscribe using this link, each time there is a new class session posted on the internet, the software will automatically download it to your computer. Once on your computer, you can transfer them to a portable device, make a CD of them or just listen to them right there.

Regardless of where you watch/listen to them, the podcasts can be paused, stopped and started like any other video that you might find. This means you can skip ahead over sections that aren’t as relevant to you or rewind to hear a section over again.

The Class
A full semester of  History of Photography Class Sessions are presented on a dedicated Class Podcast Page on this site. Course handouts and some course visuals are also available.

iTunes U

A complete History of Photography Course will soon be available on iTunes U, Apple’s free, online college course repository. Every component of the course, from class lectures, to reading materials to quizzes and tests will be available with this resource, all free-of-charge.

About Jeff
ADEPortrait800pxPhotographer Jeff Curto is Professor Emeritus of Photography at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he taught from 1984 to 2014. Courses frequently taught included History of Photography (which has its own podcast), His teaching efforts earned him an Honorable Mention in the Santa Fe Center for Photography’s annual Teacher of the Year – Patron Saint of Photography award for 2007.

In 2013, Jeff was named as an Apple Distinguished Educator. Each year for the last 20, Apple Computer has selected 100 educators who are ambassadors, advisors, advocates, and authors of authentic and innovative content and Jeff has now joined that group of 2000 education professionals.

Starting in the spring of 2009, Jeff began leading photography workshops in Italy. See www.photographitaly.com for more information.

Prior to employment at College of DuPage, Jeff worked extensively as a freelance photographer, specializing in event and public relations photography, architectural interiors and exteriors, portrait and product photography. Further, Jeff spent time in the photo-processing industry, working primarily as a custom photographic printer in both B&W and color.

Illinois Wesleyan University awarded Jeff a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1981 and a he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Bennington College in Vermont in 1983. Additionally, he attended Ansel Adams’ last workshop in Carmel, California in the summer of 1983.

Jeff exhibits his work regularly in both group and one-person shows. His glowing black and white and color prints are contained in numerous private and corporate collections.

Examples of Jeff Curto’s work can be found on his website at www.jeffcurto.com

Email Jeff at: jeff@jeffcurto.com

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Podcasts, class lectures and resources from Jeff Curto