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Photography at Carthage provides a breadth of photography experience designed to allow students to build a range of photographic knowledge and skills. New digital photographic technology is juxtaposed with historical knowledge and processes giving students a range of artistic abilities and a historical, contemporary, and professional context for their work. This focused study in photography allows students to develop an artist’s voice and professional techniques and skills for creating meaningful images.




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We live in a visual society. Images connect us globally and impact decision-making. We engage you in becoming photographers and image innovators. 

Photography courses provide a combination of art history and studio practices concentrated on photography that will assist students in their artistic and professional development. A major in photography may choose to pursue coursework that emphasizes the darkroom process, digital processes, or a combination of both.

Photography Majors: Beyond the Classroom

Photography majors show their photographs. Student Exhibit Opportunities

Students at Carthage have many opportunities to show their work. The Student Art Gallery in the Campbell Student Union exhibits mainly two-dimensional work, including photographs, drawings, paintings, and illustrations. In addition, the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art houses student exhibits during the year, including the Annual Student Art Exhibition. Previous exhibitions have included student work in photographs, video art, short films, animations, and sound art, along with drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and other art mediums.

Art Museums and Galleries

Carthage is located one hour from Chicago and Milwaukee, providing excellent access to world-renowned galleries, exhibition opportunities, and internships.

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  • <div class="lw_widget lw_widget_type_blockquote"><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="blockquote__image"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/107/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/38,103,201,266/396_30615_HelenMarchant24.rev.1638389814.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/107/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/38,103,201,266/396_30615_HelenMarchant24.rev.1638389814.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/107/width/183/height/183/crop/1/src_region/38,103,201,266/396_30615_HelenMarchant24.rev.1638389814.jpg" alt="" width="183" height="183" data-max-w="163" data-max-h="163" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div><div class="blockquote__content"><div class="blockquote__quote"><svg aria-hidden="true" class="icon icon-round-left-quote" width="48" height="33"><use xlink:href="#icon-round-left-quote"/></svg><p> “I have taken multiple art-photography classes. I would say Color Photography with Professor Brennan Probst has been my favorite. I loved how I could turn each assignment into something of my own interest.”</p></div><footer class="blockquote__footer"><span class="blockquote__author"><a href="/live/profiles/518-">Helen Marchant</a> ’24</span></footer></div></blockquote></div>