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About Photography

Buffalo State’s Art & Design B.F.A. photography concentration starts with a solid foundation in the darkroom, as students work with a 35mm film camera and black-and-white film. Students learn film exposure, development, and print production, and the language of photography criticism, color photography, film scanning, inkjet printing, DSLR photography, and digital workflow. 

Students develop long-form projects and personal strategies for their work, which engage with the critical and technical history of the expanded discipline of photography, imaging, publishing and exhibitions. Through study of research methods, technical strategies, and rigorous work, students train and tune their individual voices. 

Advanced courses offer opportunities for deep engagement with technical strategies in photography and other media, such as video, animation, and book production, as well as topics, ranging from the social issues of our day and place to conceptual engagement with representation, cultural criticism, and participation. 

Art & Design, B.F.A. - Photography and Documentary Studies Concentration

Photography, Minor

Alexandra R. Allen Assistant Professor
Jozef Bajus Associate Professor
Marie E. Bogner Visual Resources Curator
Stephen L. Caruana Lecturer
Xin Chen Lecturer
Hyeyeon Cho Lecturer
Robert J. Collignon Lecturer
Kristin D. Crosson Lecturer
Melissa L. Crowell Lecturer
David M. Derner Lecturer
Eric R. Dolph Associate Professor
Jaclyn M. Ellis Lecturer
Randy S. Fernando Lecturer
Dana L. Fredo Administrative Assistant 1
Frances M. Gage Associate Professor
James R. Goodrich Lecturer
Courtney E. Grim Lecturer
Zachary R. Hellwig Instructional Support Assistant
Lin Xia Jiang Professor
Marguerite N. Kellam Lecturer
Sunhwa Kim Associate Professor
Judith M. Kosinski Lecturer
Gareth R. Lichty Instructional Support Associate
Candace P. Masters Chair and Associate Professor
Joseph A. Miller Associate Professor
Joselyne E. Morocho Lecturer
Tara J. Nahabetian Associate Professor
Constance M. Nowak Lecturer
Shasti E. O'Leary-Soudant Assistant Professor
Brent D. Patterson Associate Professor
Alice C. Pennisi Associate Professor
Stephen F. Saracino Professor
Jorg E. Schnier Associate Professor
Bhakti Sharma Associate Professor
Kathy G. Shiroki Outreach + Adult Educator
Kristina Siegel Lecturer
Colleen Toledano Associate Professor
Edreys Wajed Lecturer
Robert L. Wood Professor
Melinda J. Wright Lecturer