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Welcome to Teaching Photography

A. D. Coleman. Portrait by Willie Chu, © 2010

A. D. Coleman. Portrait by Willie Chu, © 2010

Teaching Photography is the revised and updated version of the site formerly known as Teachingphoto.com, founded in 2004 by Henry Horenstein. The site’s new name reflects the fact that it’s under new management, as part of a consortium of interrelated websites, all committed to serving the needs of the photo-education community.

Teaching Photography addresses itself to teachers, students, program directors, sponsors, and all others committed to furthering post-secondary photography education worldwide. This site exists to serve as a collecting point for information, resources, bibliographic references, teaching materials, historical data, commentary, and other things relevant to the process of teaching photography at the college level. We have created it as a service to the field, and a tribute to those, past and present, who have committed their energies to this process.

John R. Alley

John R. Alley

We’ve retained the site’s original URL, teachingphoto.com, and kept most of the site’s previous content intact. But we’ve renovated the site’s layout and transformed its infrastructure, in order to enhance its functionality and expand its content substantially. If you subscribed to or visited the pilot version of the site, you’ll see that we’ve moved to the open-source blogware WordPress, which enables easier posting of new content from our end and easier commenting from your end as a reader.

We invite your suggestions for features we might add and links to other online resources. Your comments on our posts will create the public dialogue about post-secondary photo education in the 21st century that we hope this site will provoke and facilitate. And we invite you to propose essays of your own ― whether previously published or unpublished ― for consideration as future posts.

If you subscribe, using the field near the top of the left-hand column on this page, you’ll receive new posts in your email inbox as they appear here at the site. Otherwise, please stop by regularly to see what we’ve added to the site’s content.

Browse our menu to find readings, lesson plans, and a history of this pedagogical project that has proved crucial to the evolution of visual culture. Register with us to describe your program, past or present, participate in our forums, and otherwise engage with the international community devoted to post-secondary photography education across the globe.We expect this site not only to grow but to evolve in response to the suggestions of its users. We invite your comments and ideas concerning its development.

― A. D. Coleman, Publisher/Editor

John Alley, Webmaster

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