Communal environments

Our photography program and facilities are designed to foster an intermingling of people, materials, and ideas. You will have access to dedicated space for creative work, supported by both peers and faculty who will provide you with unique perspectives on contemporary imaging.

Industry luminaries

Our faculty are engaged and connected with arts communities far and wide. Each semester, you will interact with an array of industry professions – from visual artists to curators – through presentations, workshops, and critiques. These experiences will help you gain exposure to professional practices and provide you with valuable feedback.

The [photography] program teaches you to constantly better yourself in every area ... I learned how to further myself technically and conceptually, and [to] master each one simultaneously.

Dana Kalachnik, photography major


With 15,000 square feet of space, Herron’s photography program has one of the largest footprints of the school. You’ll have access any time of the day or night to our specialized labs, darkrooms, computer labs, finishing areas, exhibition space, and a professional lighting studio.

  • Black-and-white darkrooms for silver gelatin prints
  • Non-silver and historical print processes
  • Medium- and large-format color film developing
  • 35mm, DV, DSLR, and medium- and large-format cameras
  • Hasselblad digital backs
  • Lighting studio with professional kits and equipment
  • Chromogenic lab
  • Mac computer labs with advanced editing software
  • Large-format Canon and Epson digital printers
  • Mikrotek and Flextight scanners
  • Finishing room with a Coda Cold-Mount press
  • Installation space with gallery lighting

Professional opportunities

The careers of our photography graduates encompass diverse roles and environments. Students have opened their own professional studios, become exhibiting visual artists, or gone onto graduate school to pursue teaching positions at colleges and universities. The path you take is determined by your interests and the limits of your imagination.

Pursue your calling as a professional:

  • Visual artist
  • Commercial and freelance photographer
  • Videographer
  • Visual arts educator
  • Photo and visual content editor for online and print media
  • Image archivist
  • Art director
  • Gallery or museum curator



James Brown

Adjunct Instructor

Christopher Hill

Christopher Hill

Adjunct Instructor

Ben Martinkus

Ben Martinkus

Photography Technician


Stefan Petranek

Associate Professor


Artur Silva

Adjunct Instructor

Jake Sneath

Jake Sneath

Adjunct Instructor

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