This seminar course familiarizes students with concepts, aesthetic trends and practice in contemporary fine art photography. The first half of the course examines photography from the mid-1950â€™s to the present, using slide lectures, readings, presentations and field work to think about important practitioners of the medium. The second half of the coursel includes discussion of critical topics in contemporary photography, organized around themes such as memory, surveillance, text & image, and participatory culture. Students are expected to respond critically in both written and visual formats to the artwork discussed in class and to propose and execute a self-directed final project. Prerequisites: PH 232 (Black & White I), PH 332 (Black & White II), & PH 262 (Digital Photo I). Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: PH 232 & PH 262.