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England Photography Tour

May 18 thru June 1, 2020

England Photography Tour

This proven STLCC study abroad program will engage students in the study of the history of the photographic medium by providing first-hand exposure to original material in museums, libraries, and by visiting important locations associated with the development of the field. Much of this material is not accessible elsewhere in its original formats. A greater knowledge and understanding of photographic history - based on direct engagement with historical material - is the primary objective of the course.

Who Should Apply?

  • STLCC students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in history of photography.
  • All students from Missouri community colleges and universities as well as independent travelers with an interest in educational travel and international studies.
  • All students interested in history and cultural studies.
  • The program requires the ability to walk long distances both on uneven pavement and gravel paths.
  • All students must be 18+ years of age to participate.


To sign up for the program complete the STLCC study abroad online application, Or contact Chris Sulincevski at 314-644-9671 / csulincevski@stlcc.edu.

Space is limited to 20 participants. Apply today!

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  • Required: ART:168 History of Photography (3 credit hours).
  • Course may be audited.
  • Two mandatory pre-departure orientation meetings at St. Louis Community College will be scheduled.

Program Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a passport at least 60 from the return date from the trip.
  • Must sign up for a designated STLCC course.
  • The program requires the ability to walk long distances both on uneven pavement and gravel paths.


The estimated program fee is $3900* per person based on double occupancy with a minimum of 12 participants.

The program cost includes:

  • Airfare from St. Louis to London.
  • Airport transfers in private coach.
  • Lodging in 3-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast, one lunch and one dinner
  • Public transportation – London Oyster Card
  • Private coach and guided day trip to Lacock Abbey (Wiltshire) and Avebury.
  • Entrance fees to included attractions.
  • Gratuities for tour guides and included meals.
  • Limited emergency health and travel insurance.

The program does NOT include:

  • STLCC tuition (3 credit hours)
  • Passport
  • Gratuities other than specified above
  • Lunches, dinners (unless specified on itinerary) and snacks.
  • Independent touring
  • Optional health and travel cancellation protection insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Miscellaneous expenses

* This final price may vary due to number of participants, taxes, fees and exchange rate imposed by outside vendors.

Payment Schedule

You can follow this payment schedule or pay quicker with larger payments.

  • Immediate deposit to secure your spot ……$200
  • By Nov 22, 2019 ……………$1100
  • By Dec 20, 2019 ……………$600
  • By Jan 24, 2020 ……………$600
  • By Feb 21, 2020 ……………$700
  • By Mar 18, 2020 ……………$700

Cancellation Policy

Full refund: Cancel before October 19, 2019.

Penalties and fees will apply for cancelling after February 20, 2020.

No refunds for cancellation on or after March 18, 2020.

STLCC strongly recommends that in addition to the included program insurance you consider purchasing additional health and travel insurance to cover trip interruption.


May 18 (Monday):

Travel from St. Louis to London

May 19 (Tuesday):

Transportation from airport to hotel

Check in to hotel

May 20 (Wednesday):

Breakfast at hotel

Group intro and discussion

Exchange money

Visit National Gallery (DaVinci, Titian, Constable)

Lunch & dinner on own

May 21 (Thursday):

Breakfast at hotel

Lecture 1: Origins of photography

Victoria & Albert Museum print room + exhibition

“Collecting Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital”

Lunch & dinner on own

May 22 (Friday):

Breakfast at hotel

Lecture 2: Talbot & paper photography

Trip in a private coach from London to Lacock Abbey (Wiltshire)

Lunch in Lacock

Stop at Avebury monument on return

Dinner on own

May 23 (Saturday):

Breakfast at hotel

Portobello Road Market

Open day to see London

Lunch & dinner on own

May 24 (Sunday):

Breakfast at hotel

Lecture 3: Early portraits & travel

Visit to Tate Museum

Westminster Abbey

Lunch & dinner on own

May 25 (Monday):

Breakfast at hotel

Lecture 4: Creative 1850-1870s photography

Visit to British Library

Kew Gardens in the afternoon

Lunch & dinner on own

May 26 (Tuesday):

Breakfast at hotel

Lecture 5: Dry plate & print formats

Visit of the National Portrait gallery

Print study room in the morning

Cecil Beaton exhibition in the afternoon

Lunch & dinner on own

May 27 (Wednesday):

Breakfast at hotel

Lecture 6: Photography societies & color

Victoria & Albert Museum print room (10am – noon)

Rest of day open day for research

Lunch & dinner on own

May 28 (Thursday):

Breakfast at hotel

Lecture 7: Modernism & Avante Garde

Victoria & Albert Museum print room (1 – 4 pm)

Lunch & dinner on own

May 29 (Friday):

Breakfast at hotel

Lecture 8: Photojournalism & trends in 1950s -1960s

Tate Modern museum (Andy Warhol exhibit, private galleries)

Lunch & dinner on own

May 30 (Saturday):

Breakfast at hotel

Lecture 9: Contemporary trends

The Photographers Gallery

Open day for research; markets & galleries

Lunch & dinner on own

May 31 (Sunday):

Breakfast at hotel

Open day to complete research

Farewell dinner in London

June 1 (Monday):

Early breakfast at hotel

Transportation from hotel to airport

Flight from London to US

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Faculty Leader

David Hanlon, Professor of Art, has been teaching at STLCC since 1990. He has organized and curated numerous displays of historic photographs, written books and essays for professional journals and has many years of experience in study abroad programs in Macedonia and Syria.

During this time he has also regularly undertaken research in English museums, libraries and private collections.  David has led this STLCC study abroad program in England on several occasions and is pleased to be able to make it available again.


St. Louis Community College has made every reasonable effort to determine that the information stated in this brochure is accurate. Courses offered and other matters contained herein are subject to change without notice by the Administration and/or Board of Trustees of the college for reasons related to enrollment, finances, scheduling, costs, or for any other reason. The college further reserves the right to add, amend or repeal any of the rules, regulations, policies, or procedures applicable to the program offered herein. Travel, housing, meals, and other logistical arrangements are provided by an independent contractor not affiliated with the college and the college assumes no responsibility therefore. Participants will be required to sign a statement releasing the college from any liability in connection with the program offered herein or the services provided by the independent contractor. Insurance coverage is recommended. The college is not responsible for losses resulting from lack of any insurance coverage.

Non-Discrimination Statement

St. Louis Community College is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities and employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran and shall take action necessary to ensure nondiscrimination.

For information or concerns relating to discrimination matters, contact the Director for Community Standards/Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Nicholson, at 314-539-5345.

Contact Information

David Hanlon

Professor, Art



Chris Sulincevski

International Programs Coordinator



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