Lecture Series

Each year, an outstanding group of guest documentary photographers, photojournalists, commercial photographers, photo editors, and others involved in the field, visit the Williston campus to show examples of their work and offer insight and opportunity for discussion as part of the school’s Photographers’ Lecture Series.

Number of Photographers Lecture Series presenters since the program's inception

crop of original photo by Richard Tuschman

Upcoming Lecture

February 20, 2024, 6:30 P.M., Dodge Room, Reed Campus Center

Richard Tuschman began experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990s, developing a style that synthesized his interests in photography, painting, assemblage and graphic design. Tuschman holds a BFA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and his award-winning work has been exhibited widely, both in the US and internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland, AIPAD in NYC, and the Photovisa Festival in Krasnodar, Russia. Tuschman’s projects have been recognized by Communication Arts, American Photography and his commercial clients have included Fortune 500 companies, national and international magazines, and virtually all of the major publishing houses. He was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography in 2016. He currently lives and works in New York City.

Recent Presenters

Gabriel Chiu

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Chinese parents, Gabriel Chiu is a young photographer and art director living in New York City. Growing up in the US as an Asian American, the artist recalls struggling to find any media portrayals that offered any true-to-life representation of his community. “Mainstream media always depict us as conservative and scholarly, and there’s a lack of portrayals that break free from such stereotypes,” Chiu told Dazed magazine.


Holly Lynton

Holly Lynton photographs “vanishing industries­­­­—the last sheep shearer to use hand shears, shrimpers struggling to keep their boats out, the only weir fisher folk in New England, and the final crops of cigar tobacco before the barns are dismantled for floorboards,” she explains. Born in Boulder, Colorado, she lived in New York City and London before settling in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.

Paul Rutherford

Paul Rutherford, a former Williston faculty member, is a freelance photographer based in Boston. He focuses on sports photography, both action and portrait; landscapes; and editorial work.

Melissa Groo

Award-winning wildlife photographer, writer, and conservationist Melissa Groo’s work appears in SmithsonianAudubon, and Outdoor Photographer.

Cig Harvey

Maker of odd, off-kilter images from which one can’t look away, Cig Harvey’s photos appear in galleries around the country. She’s published two books of photography.

Genevieve Gaignard

Los Angeles-based Genevieve Gaignard’s work focuses on photographic self-portraiture, sculpture, and installation to explore race, femininity, class, and their various intersections.

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