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

UA Alumna’s Photography Showcased by Mental Health Advocacy Project

UA alumna Alayna Pernell’s photographic work has been recognized by the Too Tired Project (TTP), a national nonprofit arts organization advancing mental health advocacy through photography. Pernell’s work was selected by TTP’s executive director, acclaimed photographer Kelly Burgess, and featured on the pages of Lenscratch.com, a blog that explores and celebrates contemporary fine art photography

Celestia Morgan: Disparities at the Paul R. Jones Museum

The Paul R. Jones Museum is proud to present a solo exhibition, Celestia Morgan: Disparities, March 4 – May 20, 2022. The museum will host a reception for the artist on Friday, April 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., during downtown Tuscaloosa’s First Friday festivities. What does it mean in our society, one of the

Photo Professor Selected for 2022 Silver List

Assistant Professor Allison Grant is one of 47 early-career photographers selected for inclusion on the 2022 Silver List, compiled from the suggestions of over 125 nonprofit photography curators, scholars, publishers and critics and arranged randomly. The Silver List is a partnership between Silver Eye Center for Photography, The Black List and Carnegie Mellon University. Ten