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 EXPERIENCE (1990-present)
- 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.