Photography - Department Trips

The Photography Area organizes student trips led by faculty to nearby and out-of-state locations. These learning experiences provide students the opportunity to visit the latest production in their career or get inspired to produce new, meaningful work.


SPE Conferences

The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) is a national organization of students and educators of photography. The conferences are incredible gatherings of creative and enthusiastic photographers eager to learn new things, make friends and share their knowledge. Demonstrations, talks, exhibitions, and portfolio reviews make attending one of the regional and/or national conferences a valuable part of anyone's college experience.

portfolio sharing

Open portfolio sharing at SPE in New Orleans

portfolio review

A student eager to share her work.

group photo

Our students in New Orleans

dinner group shot

Even photographers need to eat and New Orleans did not disappoint.

alt process demo

Student Christi Wiltenburg demonstrates a 19th century photo process.

group shot

Clowning around for the obligatory group shot

Chicago Trip

The photography program often makes field trips to the Art Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. This popular excursion enables students to see the latest innovations in the field as well as original historic prints first hand. Photographs below by David Rathbun.

Chicago Trip

Chicago Tripe

Chicago Trip

Chicago Trip

Chicago Trip

Chicago Trip


Desert Southwest Workshop

The Photography and Art Desert Southwest Workshop class was first offered in the Summer of 2006 semester, giving students in both programs a chance to work together on the open road.  Students travel with faculty members Anthony Thompson (photography) and Dellas Henke (printmaking) to locations around the southwest, including Magdalena and Santa Fe, NM, The Chaco Culture Historical Park, NM, Lake Powell, UT, Goblin Valley State Park, UT, Arches National Park, UT, the Grand Mesa, CO, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center, CO.  The most recent trip took place during the summer of 2009.

Desert Southwest Trip

Desert Southwest Trip

Desert Southwest Trip

Desert Southwest Trip

Desert Southwest Trip

Desert Southwest Trip

Desert Southwest Trip

Desert Southwest Trip

Desert Southwest Trip



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