PHOTOGRAPHY

The Photography Program is a fluid investigation into visual literacy focusing on the creative possibilities of lens-based imaging.

Beginning with the introductory course, students create work that combines concept and technique with an awareness of contemporary art theory. Emphasis is placed on the student’s personal growth through aesthetic and intellectual development. This rigorous education in contemporary artistic and cultural practices, accompanied by classes in photographic history, enables students to develop a critical understanding of how photographic practices form and reflect our world.

Additional Info.

The photography area welcomes an interdisciplinary approach to the medium and the possibilities of a content-driven incorporation of video, film, sound, performance, and installation. The incorporation of such parallel academic pursuits as literature, politics, psychology, and philosophy is encouraged.

Successful progress through this undergraduate program requires a firm commitment to work intensively at the highest levels of creative and intellectual capacity. Self-discipline is crucial; standards of achievement are high. Studio practice is reinforced by extensive library holdings and one of the largest collections of fine-arts photographs in any university art museum. The photography faculty are a diverse and accomplished group encompassing a wide range of artistic practice; students have the opportunity to work closely with them. Facilities include digital classrooms, computer labs, and state-of-the-art digital output as well as darkrooms for film processing and both silver-based and non-silver printing. Advanced students have access to lighting equipment, medium format and view cameras, and DSLRs.

FACULTY

Adrienne Salinger

Adrienne Salinger

Professor

Adrienne Salinger has exhibited internationally in venues that include the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Barcelona’s Fundación “la Caixa,” The New Museum, the National Gallery...

Jim Stone

Jim Stone

Distinguished Professor

Jim Stone is an exhibiting artist who uses photography. He studied mechanical engineering and architecture while an undergraduate at MIT, but turned to photography while taking classes there from Minor White...

Meggan Gould

Meggan Gould

Associate Professor

Meggan Gould’s photographic work primarily seeks to visualize the act of seeing in new ways, using photographs and the act of photographing as a departure point in various groups of work. She is a graduate of...

Patrick Manning

Patrick Manning

Associate Professor

Patrick Craig Manning is an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of New Mexico. Born in Seattle, WA, he received degrees in photography and archeology from the University of Washington and his MFA...

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