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Michener family, Auerbach bird

Michaela Michener, Jahna Auerbach

Lehn flowers, Lewis cyclist

Lizzy Lehn, James Lewis

Mizrahi portrait of Dee, Lozer landscape

Harris Mizrahi, Adrian Lozer

Stein portrait, Cluss stillife

Jordan Stein, Nathan Cluss

Photography Major

The Drexel University Photography Program is one of the most elite of its kind in the United States. The students who have completed the Bachelor of Science Photography degree at Drexel have gone on to win The Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism and The John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for the arts. Their work has also been featured at AIPAD, one of the world's most prestigious annual photography events and in Times Square, New York City.

In addition, alumni have had their work featured in the New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Architectural Digest, Martha Stewart Living, Newsweek and Italian Vogue. Along with being included in these publications, our alumni have their work included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and PAFA as well as having monographs published of their work. The Drexel University Photography Program is without peer in regard to the student outcomes we have achieved.

Our photography major is unique in the United States because of our teaching approach which blends a high degree of visual literacy together with cutting edge lessons in technology. We prepare our students for the marketplace by teaching every aspect of the medium, beginning in the darkroom, moving on to complex still digital techniques, and incorporating motion and video. Couple all these lessons with the value of having a six-month Co-op in the industry and three courses dedicated to photographic business practices and you have the reason why our students have such a high placement rate after graduation.

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