Art Education programs


The study of Photography at Edinboro University begins with black & white photography and darkroom work and expands through instruction in photographic techniques, color photography, non-silver photography, and the use of medium, large, and digital format cameras. Both studio photography for commercial application and contemporary art directions in the photographic medium are explored. Many students develop an interest in the documentary/ journalism field. Classes center around individual critiques and group discussion of both technical processes and contemporary issues and ideas.

The History of Photography is offered by a member of the Art History faculty. The Photography area offers students the opportunity to participate in the Photo Club, which brings in visiting artists on a regular basis, and publishes Silvervision, a student juried magazine featuring student work. Advanced students may gain experience in laboratory management by working as lab assistants.

Internships at area studios and other photography businesses are strongly encouraged. Many graduates of the program work as free-lance photographers. Other graduates work in studios, labs, or hospital photography departments. Some work as newspaper/documentary photographers, and some enter the teaching profession after completing a graduate degree. Students seeking careers in photo-journalism or medical photography may want to consider pursuing minor journalism or biology. A number of students have combined photographic studies with course work in the Communications area to prepare for entry into the television/media fields.

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Official EUP Photo Facebook
EUP Photo Club/Silvervision

Visiting Artists

Recent (2010-present)
Robert Hirsch, author, photo historian, Buffalo
John Pfahl, photographer, Buffalo
Ed Petrosky, photographer, Pittsburgh
Steven Rubin, documentary photographer, Penn State
Sharon Smith, bookmaker, North Dakota
Richard Kelly, photographer, president ASMP

Past Visiting Artists

Sandy Skoglund, photographer, New Jersey
Edgar Heap of Birds, multi-media artist
Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, photographer
LaToya Ruby Frazier, photographer
Mary Virginia Swanson, photo marketing specialist
Art Becker, photographer, Erie
Ed Bernik, photographer, Erie
Adam Nehr, NASA photographer, Florida
Bell Hooks, writer Bell Hooks
Douglas Holleley, photographer, book artist, educator
Janet Campbell, newspaper photographer, Erie
Ken White, photographer, RIT
Steve Diehl and Vici Zaremba, nature photographers, NYC
Carla Anderson, documentary photographer, Detroit
Gary Cardot, photographer, Erie
Errol Daniels, photographer, Buffalo
Dianne Malley, photographer, artist, Philadelphia
Jennifer White, photographer, Erie
Larry Gawel, photographer, educator, gallery director, Omaha
Brian Williams, gallery director, Philadelphia area
Lynn Johnson, documentary photographer, Pittsburgh

Teaching Visiting Artists

Denise Keim (current)
Shauna Frischkorn
Sarah Wichlacz
Heather Wetzel
Andrew Super
Ed Bernik
Art Becker