Instructors

Ford Lowcock

Ford Lowcok taught photography full-time for 23 years at Santa Monica College, where he is still teaching part-time. He fell in love with the iPhone camera when he started making 11x17” prints from its files. 

Rania Matar

Rania Matar is a Lebanese/Palestinian/American documentary, portrait and fine art photographer. She photographs the daily lives of girls and women in the Middle East and in the United States, including Syrian refugees.

Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure is a fine art photographer based in New York City.

Joe McNally

Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has included assignments in over 60 countries.

Ken Merfeld

Ken Merfeld is a commercial and fine art photographer. He photographs fashion, advertising, portrait and celebrity.

Arthur Meyerson

Arthur Meyerson is recognized as one of America's finest color photographers.

Greg Miller

Greg Miller is an American fine art photographer and Guggenheim Fellow.

Sandro Miller

With numerous award-winning commercial campaigns to his credit, Chicago-based Sandro Miller is one of today's foremost fine-art photographers.

Dan Milnor

Dan Milnor is currently ?Photographer at Large? for Blurb. He is a former newspaper, magazine and commercial photographer.

Andrea Modica

Andrea Modica lives in Philadelphia and is a Professor of Photography at Drexel University.

Mike O’Connor

Mike O’Connor (www.fineartofstorytelling.com) was listening to a photography portfolio review, as he often does, when he had a revelation. Something was missing, and the concrete faces of the reviewers around him confirmed it. The photographers just weren’t connecting with the reviewers/Gallery Representatives. Drawing from decades of corporate art sales and presentation skills workshop expertise, Mike […]

Manuello Paganelli

Manuello Paganelli was mentored by Ansel Adams at the start of his career and now leads photography workshops throughout the world.

Joaquin Palting

Joaquin Palting is a contemporary visual artist based in Los Angeles.

Lydia Panas

Lydia Panas is fine art photographer living and working in Pennsylvania and New York.

Nigel Parry

Nigel Parry is a New York-based photographer of celebrities, who started his career in London in 1987 and moved to New York in 1994.

Rollence Patugan

Rollence Patugan is a commercial and fine art photographer, and faculty in the Santa Monica College Photography Department.

Ibarionex Perello

Ibarionex Perello is a photographer, writer, educator, and host and producer of The Candid Frame photography podcast.

Jeff Phillips

Jeff Phillips is a photographer living and working in Chicago. He is resident artist for CPS Lives , documenting the lives of students in the Chicago public school system.

Sylvia Plachy

Sylvia Plachy is a Guggenheim Fellow and has received numerous awards. Her work is in many private collections.

Michael Pliskin

Michael Pliskin is a photojournalist whose work has been published in newspapers, books, magazines, and more.

Gus Powell

Gus Powell is a street photographer living in New York City.

Richard Renaldi

Richard Renaldi is an American portrait photographer. His four main books each contain portraits of people Renaldi met in public, and some landscapes, made over numerous years with an 8×10 large format view camera.

Lorne Resnick

Lorne Resnick's passion for travel and photography keeps him moving around the globe exploring different cultures and countries.

Joseph Rheaume

Joseph A. Rheaume is a fine art photographer and educator who explores 19th and 20th Century photographic processes.

Matthew Rolston

Matthew Rolston was ‘discovered’ by Andy Warhol, who immediately commissioned portraits for his New York-based proto-celebrity publication Interview magazine. Thus began an extensive career; over the last 30 years, Rolston’s photographs have been published in numerous magazines, including Interview, Vogue, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, and over 100 covers of Rolling Stone.

John D. Russell

John D. Russell is a professional photographer and educator based in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Josephine Sacabo

Josephine Sacabo is a photographer and educator living and working mostly in New Orleans.

Ry Sangalang

Ry Sangalang is a fine art photographer based in Los Angeles

Joel Sartore

Joel Sartore brings a sense of humor and a mid-western work ethic to all of his National Geographic magazine assignments.

Kevin Scanlon

Kevin Scanlon is an award-winning freelance portrait photographer, whose focus is portraiture for editorial and advertising.