The role of archives, photographers, and research in contemporary photographic practice is addressed by examining the special collections archives at the UCSC library and other online archive resources. The class will create a group exhibition, catalog and/or responsive collective platform in response to individual research. Students make a project in multiple media, such as photography, video, written text, digital installation, prompted by UCSC Special Collections' vast archives and collections worldwide. Through personal studio projects, readings, discussions, and case studies, students engage the immediate context of the archive as source material for their artworks as a means to explore the effect that research and knowledge production might have on contemporary artistic practice. Requirements Prerequisite(s): ART 20I; and ART 150 or ART 156; and two courses from ART 15, ART 20G, ART 20H, ART 20J, ART 20K, ART 20L, ART 26. Enrollment is restricted to art majors. Repeatable For Credit.