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The photography concentration provides students with a technical foundation in lens-based image making. Students will engage in both historical and contemporary processes beginning with 35 mm film processing and darkroom printing and progressing on to the use of digital slr archival inkjet printing.     


This contemporary moment is more saturated with imagery than any other in human history. The photography curriculum is targeted toward preparing students for this competitive field through both technical preparation and analytical development.

Students in the photography curriculum are grounded in the historical aspects of the medium through study and discussion of the historical photographic processes. Students are also challenged to situate themselves in this contemporary moment through assigned readings and formal critiques. Studio lighting, portfolio development, and alternative methods for installation are all discussed as advanced students work their way towards an opportunity for a solo exhibition upon completion of their degree.

Studio Equipment and Facilities

Facility Access

  • 24/7 Studio Access


  • Gang Darkroom with 10 Bessler 23C II enlargers
  • Individual Darkrooms for advanced students with Bessler 45mxt enlargers
  • Mac Lab with Negative and Flatbed Scanners
  • 2 Epson Large Format Printers (Stylus Pro 9890 and SureColor 9000)


  • LED continuous light panels and heads
  • 300 WS strobes
  • Light and C-stands
  • Digital SLR cameras for rent

Study Abroad & Field Trips

Americus is within driving distance of Atlanta, and each October is Atlanta Celebrates Photography month. During this month, the photography students participate in a field trip to Atlanta to explore museum and gallery venues, attend lectures and demonstrations, and take advantage of the cultural offerings of this important annual event. Study abroad classes in photography are also offered during the summer terms frequently travelling to China and Nepal.