This Research Lab will focus primarily on your studio production through critique and conversation. Together, we will delve deeply into your curiosity - what are your questions and how can they guide and sustain the form of your practice? We will also explore the context for your work in the expanded field of photography and contemporary image production. This class is perfect for (but not limited to) artists thinking about, through, around or beyond the medium of photography. Field trips (to galleries, collections, archives, lectures) and guests will help provide an introduction to the rich history of photography in the Bay Area, especially how it relates to the ongoing construction of culture and identity in the West.