621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts - MA02115
The MassArt Photography Program teaches photography as a medium of self-expression. Our emphasis is on personal vision, experimentation, and an understanding of the history of photography and the body of criticism that surrounds it. Students are introduced to a wide variety of necessary tools and become well-versed in the medium's technical and aesthetic traditions, as well as the contemporary directions of photography. Our curriculum covers analog and digital production, providing a strong foundation for a career in photographic arts.
A highly respected group of artists form the core faculty of the department, including Barbara Bosworth, Matthew Connors, Eirik Johnson, Bille Mandle, Laura McPhee, Abelardo Morell (emeritus), and Nicholas Nixon. Their efforts are augmented by a remarkable group of visiting professors including Anna Collette, Christine Collins, Frank Gohlke, David Hilliard, Shellburne Thurber, Keitaro Yoshioka and others. Our studios are expertly managed by Steve Tourlentes and Galen Palmer. We are proud of our diverse and well-recognized faculty and staff, many of whom have received Guggenheim fellowships, and publish and exhibit frequently.
Our location in Boston makes it possible for students to attend a wide array of exhibitions of contemporary and historical photography and to visit artists and curators who work in the area. Visiting artists are an integral part of the program, and the department has a strong visiting artists and critics lecture series. Recent visitors have included Walead Beshty, Dawoud Bey, Elinor Carucci, Charlotte Cotton, William Christenberry, Gregory Crewdson, Lois Conner, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, Doug Dubois, Emmet Gowin, Judith Joy Ross, Luc Sante, Paul Shambroom, Jem Southam, and Penelope Umbrico.