Photography in Art and Design Education
It is only during the last few years, since the advent of larger schools with more staff and specialist equipped rooms that photography has been seriously considered as an integral part of the secondary school curriculum in art arid design.
When any practical work in photography has been taught in schools, it has often been in the form of a photographic or camera club, generally taking place after school hours and in many cases organised and supervised within one of the science areas of the school. In some instances the values of these clubs have been the traditional values of the amateur photographic clubs with considerable emphasis placed on the equipment, the skills and the scientific aspect of the subject. The value of photography as an art form in its own right has often been neglected apart from brief discussions on the pictorial quality of the prints.