We all have a pretty good idea of what photography means to us in our daily lives. But what exactly is contemporary photography?

Check out the video below for a look at big ideas in contemporary photography through the work of three artists.


Want to learn more? Check out  MOPA’s other resources on the fundamentals of photography.

Also, be sure to visit MOPA’s current exhibitions. While you’re there, stop by MOPA’s Nancy K. Dubois Library for a unique resource of titles related to photography and film.


Special thanks to the artists James Tylor, Patrick Pound, Justine Varga and Michael Cooke featured in the exhibition Defining Place/Space: Contemporary Photography from Australia.

Financial support is provided by the Gould Family Foundation and the City of San Diego.

For sponsorship or underwriting opportunities contact a member of the Development Team at development@mopa.org or 619-238-7559 x300.