2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IPHOT 2330 Contemporary Trends in Photo

This course is an introduction to the major trends in photography and in the cultural context for that photography since the 1970s. Our emphasis will be on identifying major and emerging figures in contemporary photography as well as bright young photographers just gaining attention. We will discuss the technical and philosophical strategies that photographers employ to create work and the concepts they try to tackle through photography. Our emphasis will be primarily on art-oriented and documentary photography, including visits to local museums and galleries, but will investigate photographers that are known for editorial work as well as fine art portfolios.