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Jeffrey Stockbridge, Class of 2005, awarded Guggenheim Foundation Grant
Tyler Haughey, class of 2012, book and exhibition at AIPAD
Landscape Photography Class. Video by James Lewis
Andre Rucker, Class of 2011, Commercial Still Life and Motion Photographer
Introduction to the Photography Program
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 the Spring of 2020, Hannah Beier’s Senior Thesis project, “Time Apart”, was featured on the cover of Time Magazine. Along with the cover, she had a portfolio of images that were featured inside the magazine.
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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