Instructors

Sam Abell

Sam Abell?s thirty-year career has been dedicated to achieving artistic expression through documentary photography.

David Alekhuogie

David Alekhuogie received his MFA from Yale University and post-bac BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Thomas Alleman

Thomas Alleman is a commercial, editorial and fine art photographer living and working in Los Angeles.

Allan Barnes

Allan Barnes is an editorial and fine art photographer from Detroit, Michigan.

Kat Bawden

Kat Bawden is a documentary and editorial photographer and teacher living in Los Angeles.

Peter Bennett

Peter Bennett is the owner of Citizen of the Planet, LLC and has been shooting environmental and unique travel imagery for over twenty-five years.

Sherrie Berger

Sherrie Berger is co-founder of Scarletworks, a photographer?s agency with a commitment to giving back.

Matt Black

Matt Black is a photographer from California?s Central Valley whose work has received much honor and recognition.

Jonathan Blaustein

Jonathan Blaustein is an artist, writer, and educator based in Taos, New Mexico.

Sean Blocklin

Sean Blocklin is a photographer and lab manager, who moved from Jersey City to sunny California to spend more time in a darkroom.

Camilla Brown

Camilla Brown is a curator, writer and educator on contemporary art, specialising in photography based in Derbyshire.

Jérôme Brunet

Jérôme Brunet has shot a veritable who’s who in the Blues, Rock, and Soul genres.

Susan Burnstine

Susan Burnstine is an award-winning professional fine art and commercial photographer who builds homemade cameras and lenses using plastic, vintage camera parts, and random household objects.

Shawn Bush

Shawn Bush is a Lens based artist Shawn Bush grew up in Detroit MI, a city whose civic history and geographic location has profoundly influenced the way he thinks about space within the American sociopolitical landscape.

David Calicchio

David Calicchio specializes in fashion photography. His work has been published both nationally and internationally.

Keith Carter

Keith Carter is one of the most influential and renowned fine-art/editorial photographers working today.

Elinor Carucci

Elinor Carucci is a New York photographer currently teaching at the graduate program of photography at School of Visual Arts.

Daniel Coburn

Daniel W. Coburn was born in San Bernardino, California in 1976. His work and research investigate the family photo album as one component of a visual infrastructure that supports the construct of the American Dream.

Michael Crouser

Michael Crouser was born in 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1962 and graduated from Saint John's University (Collegeville, MN) in 1985. He began making photographs in earnest at the age of fourteen when he set up a darkroom in his parents' basement, started assisting in Minneapolis commercial photo studios after college, and soon thereafter opened his own studio, shooting for a variety of advertising and editorial clients.

Ann Elliott Cutting

Ann Elliott Cutting is an award winning editorial, conceptual advertising and fine art photographer.

Julia Dean

Julia Dean is a photographer, educator, and founder of the Los Angeles Center of Photography. She apprenticed under Berenice Abbott.

Paul D’Amato

Paul D. Amato is a Chicago based portrait photographer.

Eliot Dudik

Eliot Dudik is an American photographer and book artist with works in institutional and private collections across the globe.

Joanne Dugan

Joanne Dugan is a visual artist, author and editor who lives and works in New York City.

Tye Edwards

Tye Edwards is a freelance cinematographer/photographer living and working in the greater Los Angeles area.

Matt Eich

Matt Eich is a photographic essayist working on long-form projects related to memory, family, community, and the American condition.

Jennifer Emery

Jennifer Emery specializes in Commercial, Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Photography and is an Adjunct Photography Professor.

Jill Enfield

Jill Enfield is a fine art photographer, educator, curator and author with teaching experience for many years.

Odette England

England is an Artist-in-Residence at Amherst College in Massachusetts. She is also a resident artist of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program in New York.

McNair Evans

McNair’s work explores themes of shared experiences and identity by photographing the American cultural landscape amidst forces of modernization.

Todd Felderstein

Todd Felderstein is a narrative and documentary filmmaker and photographer, whose passion behind the still camera came at an early age.

Fran Forman

Fran Forman's photo montage constructions have been exhibited widely, both locally and internationally.

Ed Freeman

Ed Freeman is an educator and award-winning fine art and commercial photographer.

David Gibson

David Gibson has been taking street photographs for over 25 years and is one of the founder members of In-public.

Ralph Gibson

Ralph Gibson and is an accomplished photographer, widely recognized as a master in the photographic arts.

Dana Gluckstein

Dana Gluckstein has photographed iconic figures including Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, and Muhammad Ali.

Michael E. Gordon

Michael E. Gordon is an award-winning fine art landscape photographer of unusual and overlooked natural landscapes.

Greg Gorman

Greg Gorman has developed and showcased a discriminating and unique style depicting human nature in its infinite range.

Susan Kae Grant

Susan Kae Grant is an inventive and influential artist, educator, and early proponent of photographic book arts.

Michael Grecco

Michael Grecco is a director and one of the top photographers in the world who has created iconic portraits of the most recognized entertainment stars.

Sarah Hadley

Sarah Hadley grew up in Boston and studied art history at Georgetown and photography at the Corcoran College of Art.

Clay Haskell

Clay Haskell is an award winning photographer, director and cinematographer.

Mark Edward Harris

Mark Edward Harris? editorial work has appeared in publications such as Life, Vogue, Playboy and the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine.

Cig Harvey

Cig Harvey?s photographs and books have been exhibited widely and are in the permanent collections of major museums.

David Hilliard

David Hilliard is a contemporary photographer known for his panoramic photographs. Hilliard was born in Lowell, MA, and received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, before going on to earn an MFA from Yale University.

David Ingraham

David Ingraham is a Los Angeles based photographer and musician.

Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson is admired for his high photographic craft and for his dedication to making fine prints.

Eric Joseph

Eric Joseph graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1985 with a BA degree in Art, Specializing in Photography.

Ed Kashi

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times.

Hugh Kretschmer

Hugh Kretschmer's fanciful yet provocative photographs balance between art and commerce, and have brought him critical acclaim.

Bobbi Lane

Bobbi Lane is an award-winning commercial portrait photographer with 30 years of experience.

Jason Langer

Jason Langer is best known for his psychological and noirish visions of contemporary urban life, oftentimes using Buddhist terminology to explain his photographs.

Jasmine Lord

Jasmine Lord shoots fashion runways and backstage, as well as documentaries, commercials and live events.

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. 

Lauri Lyons

Lauri Lyons was born in the Bronx, New York and traveled globally with her military family. She earned a BFA in Media Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. For many years Lauri worked as a Photo Editor for several national magazines and organizations including Essence, B.E.T., The Source, and Magnum Photos.

Caleb Cain Marcus

Caleb Cain Marcus runs the Brooklyn design studio Luminosity Lab. His photographs are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Getty Museum. He has an MFA from Columbia University.

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.

F. Scott Schafer

F. Scott Schafer is an American Photographer based in Los Angeles.

Stephen Schafer

Stephen Schafer is an award-winning Southern California commercial photographer.

Betsy Schneider

Betsy Schneider is a photographer and filmmaker who explores and documents transformations of individuals and families over time and place. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California.

Kristine Schomaker

Kristine Schomakeris a multidisciplinary artist, art historian, publisher and mentor living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles, California.

Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz is a documentary, portrait, and architectural photographer.

Brooke Shaden

Along with fine art photography, Brooke is also a writer.

Johanna Siegmann

Johanna Siegmann is a multi-creative person, with an eclectic background in theater, painting, jewelry design and published author.

Amanda Smith & Kevin Tully

Amanda Smith & Kevin Tully are the Directors of A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. Amanda started the gallery in 2010. Kevin came on board two years later. A Smith Gallery is a Fine Art Gallery with a portion of the gallery emphasizing alternative processes. The gallery is a champion of the creative potential of the photographic process through exhibitions and workshops.

Aline Smithson

Formerly a New York Fashion Editor working with the greats of fashion photography, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex.

Eddie Soloway

Eddie Soloway’s photographs are the expression of his passion for the natural world.

Andrew Southam

Andrew Southam is an Australian fashion and portrait photographer and director.

Ian Spanier

Ian Spanier is an award-winning commercial and editorial portrait, travel, outdoor/adventure and fitness photographer based in Los Angeles.

Harvey Stein

Harvey Stein is a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author and curator based in New York City. He currently teaches at the International Center of Photography. Stein is a frequent lecturer on photography both in the United States and abroad.

Michael e. Stern

Michael e. Stern specializes in both construction time-lapse photography and portraiture.

Douglas Stockdale

Douglas Stockdale is the Editor/Founder of The PhotoBook, providing commentaries on contemporary photographic books.