The Photography Area in the Lamar Dodd School of Art is pushing the boundaries of education in photographic fine arts.

Spanning the history of the medium from large format cameras and historic printing processes to the latest in digital technology, video, mixed media and installation. We have a small, highly selective program, with 50 undergraduate majors and 7-9 graduate students generating innovative new work within the medium.

The diverse and accomplished faculty provides a wide range of views and approaches throughout the course of study. The core faculty includes Marni Shindelman (Chair), Michael Marshall, Mary Ruth Moore, Ben Reynolds, and Stephen Scheer, and is supplemented by recognized visiting professors. Each faculty member pursues creative, personal research and exhibitions along with their teaching.

The small size of our program creates a unique atmosphere. Our close-knit community fosters a supportive environment for experimental work derived from each student'¬s goals and personal inspiration. Each course provides not only the technical tools of the photographic medium but also the conceptual discussions and applications to put those tools into use. One-on-one attention is present at all levels to support each student in their development as working artists.

image credit: Justin Plakas, Horizon