Photography Major & Minor
At a glance
Photography at Carthage provides a breadth of photography experience designed to allow students to build a range of photographic knowledge and skills. New digital photographic technology is juxtaposed with historical knowledge and processes giving students a range of artistic abilities and a historical, contemporary, and professional context for their work. This focused study in photography allows students to develop an artist’s voice and professional techniques and skills for creating meaningful images.
We live in a visual society. Images connect us globally and impact decision-making. We engage you in becoming photographers and image innovators.
Photography provides a combination of art history and studio practices concentrated on photography that will assist students in their artistic and professional development. Students may choose to pursue coursework that emphasizes the darkroom process, digital processes, or a combination of both.
Digital photo, Spring 2020, Brooke Alfano ’20, Color Photography course
Mae Van Beest ’21 develops film in her photography class.
Digital photo, Fall 2020, Cameron Kubusta ’23, Color Photography course
Digital photo, Spring 2020, DeAnn Jones ’20, Independent Study in Photography
Digital photo, Fall 2020, Azubuike Whigham ’24, Color Photography course
Digital photo, Spring 2020, Ashley Rodriguez ’20, Color Photography course
Gelatin-silver print, Spring 2017, Luke Bajda ’18, Darkroom Photography course
Kristina Hull reviews her negatives in Darkroom Photograph (Fall 2019).
Gelatin-silver print, Spring 2019, Megan Janiak ’20, Darkroom Photography course
Digital photo, Spring 2020, Jess Thierfelder, Color Photography course
Digital photo, Spring 2020, Alexis Malka ’20, Color Photography course
Color Photography class visits the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago) Spring 2020.
Digital photo, Spring 2020, Johnelle Miner ’20, Advanced Color Photography course
Digital photo, Spring 2020, Kayla Steines ’20, Color Photography course
Digital photo, Fall 2020, Lizzie Coleman, Color Photography course
Screenprint on silver gelatin print, Spring 2017, Emily Wolf, Darkroom Photography course
Gelatin-silver print, student work
Digital photo, Fall 2020, Color Photography course
Digital photo, Spring 2020, Emily Imig ’21, Color Photography course
Digital photo, Spring 2020, Daivon Garrison ’23, Color Photography course
Photography Majors: Beyond the Classroom
Student Exhibit Opportunities
Students at Carthage have many opportunities to show their work. The Student Art Gallery in the Campbell Student Union exhibits mainly two-dimensional work, including photographs, drawings, paintings, and illustrations. In addition, the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art houses student exhibits during the year, including the Annual Student Art Exhibition. Previous exhibitions have included student work in photographs, video art, short films, animations, and sound art, along with drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and other art mediums.
Art Museums and Galleries
Carthage is located one hour from Chicago and Milwaukee, providing excellent access to world-renowned galleries, exhibition opportunities, and internships.