Teaching Experience

Throughout my adult life I have served as an educator, teaching everything from cyanotype workshops for 5-year-olds, to university and museum lectures and workshops on the early history of photography as an art form and its close relationship with painting and technology. In addition, I offer private workshops in alternative, and especially,  gum bichromate photography.

Teaching at ackland

Lecture presentation “Hands on Photography,” Ackland Museum, Chapel Hill, NC, September 2009



  • NC State University, Raleigh, NC. Guest lecturer in Art and Technology: “How We Got to Photography.” January 2013-present.
  • Ackland Art Museum in conjunction with Click! Triangle Photography Festival. Chapel Hill, NC. Lecture:  “From Representation to Analogy: The Origins of Hands-On Photography,” October 20, 2016.
  • Zog’s Art Bar and Ackland Art Museum in conjunction with Click! Triangle Photography Festival. Lecture and drawing workshop: “From Secret Knowledge to Photography: The art of the Camera Obscura.” Oct. 10, 2015.
  • Gum bichromate workshops. Teaching students from around the country in private and small groups at my studio in Chapel Hill, NC. Ongoing.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. Gum bichromate workshops. April 2013.
  • FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC. Periodic salon presentations on the gum bichromate process.
  • Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC. Lecture entitled “Hands on Photography,” with a focus on the history of alternative photographic processes and specifically, my gum bichromate prints. September 2009.
  • Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY.  Week-long seminar and practicum entitled “The Early History of Photography,” exploring both chemical and aesthetic issues of the first 75 years of photography. June 2009.
  • Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC. Cyanotype photography for pre-schoolers. Summer 2002.
  • Durham School of the Arts, Durham, NC. Taught all levels of middle and high school photography. Composition, history, black and white processing and printing, digital imagery, and alternative methods. 1995-2001.
  • Institute for Documentary Studies, Durham, NC. “Ghana: Two weeks, nine students, many cameras.” This exhibit followed a student field trip I led that combined student images with my photographs of the interaction between students and Ghanaians. October-November 1998.
  • Duke University Craft Center, Durham, NC. Black and white photography, guest lecturer 1990 and 1991. Staff, summer 1992-1994. Photo manager, 1993-1994.