Art History is the study of the visual arts in civilization. It examines changing values in all fields of visual culture, including painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, architecture, film, the mass media, and forms of popular expression. Its interdisciplinary reach encompasses literature, history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, critical theory, and cultural studies. Art History emphasizes visual as well as verbal and written literacy, providing more than the standard advantages to a liberal arts education.
Bay Area artist Chris McCaw spent his youth in the 80’s and 90’s punk and skateboarding scenes, taking the “DIY” motto of those cultures and applying it to photography. He started taking photos at age 13 and over the ensuing decades McCaw has used photographic materials the platinum/palladium printing process and even larger cameras. To this day Chris makes his living through the platinum/palladium process.