Studio Art

Photography

a woman pinning photographs to a wallOverview

The primary emphasis in the photography area is on the development of personal vision and ideas. The program embraces a broad definition of photography within the wider context of contemporary practices in the field. Adventurous exploration, experimentation, and personal expression are encouraged. Instruction is individualized and tailored to each student’s interest and needs.

Facilities

Our facilities are comprehensive and include the latest in digital processing and wide-format printing, traditional darkroom, non-silver and alternative process, lighting studio and graduate studio space.

Graduate Program

Graduate students are encouraged to actively participate in teaching activities on the undergraduate level and to increase their knowledge of the history of photography and the contemporary art world. Striking a balance between practice, criticism and teaching, the goal is to develop well-rounded graduate students who are prepared for a variety of directions, not limited to professional art practice and higher education.

Contact Us

For information about applying, visit our Prospective Students page, or call us for more information: (205) 348-5967. Thinking of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major in Photography? Here is a sample four-year plan for the BFA in Photography.

UA Photography News

Click on this link to read stories about our students and faculty in photography.

Meet our graduate students.

Photography Faculty

Photography News

Read about the research and creativity of our students and faculty

Photography Alumni

Photo Exhibition Features Insight into Meditative Practice

Harrison Galleries in Tuscaloosa will host a solo exhibition of photography by Associate Professor Christopher Jordan opening Friday, November 5, 2021. The public is invited for a First Friday opening reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will run through November 30. Masks and vaccinations are strongly encouraged. The works on display are from

Art & Art History September Faculty Accolades 2021

Assistant Professor Bryce Speed has a solo exhibition, Imagination and Crisis: New Paintings by Bryce Speed at the Creative Arts Gallery in the College of the Redwoods, Eureka, California, August 30-October 14, 2021. Postdoctoral Research Fellow Celestia Morgan’s photographic work from Redline is part of a three-person exhibition, Distances, at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center

UA Professor To Give Book Talk, Signing

UA associate professor Chris Jordan will hold a talk about his newly published book, Nowhere in Place (GFT Publishing, 2021) at Ernest and Hadley Booksellers in Tuscaloosa on August 26, 2021, at 5 pm. Registration is required. Jordan’s book explores the meeting place between meditation and photography with pictures Jordan has taken in his travels to Alabama, Colorado