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Bennington College faculty are encouraged to follow their own interests and the interests of their students as they propose their classes. As a result, classes, as many as half of which are new each term, feature topics that are always reflecting new lines of inquiry.

La Horchata, the arts publication featuring creatives from the Central American diaspora and from Central America and created by Technical Instructor in Photography Veronica Melendez will be featured in the inaugural exhibition presented by the National Museum of the American Latino.

Lincoln Schatz ('86) Studio is pleased to present Joshua Tree and The Atlantic, two new photography editions that feature vastly different landscapes as their subjects, from the arid deserts of Joshua Tree National Park to the lush sub-tropical shorelines of the Atlantic Ocean.

Jonathan Kline has been awarded a creative arts grant from the American Scandinavian Foundation for his continued sky research in Svalbard in 2022.

The first major survey of celebrated photographer Sally Mann '73 to travel internationally investigates how Mann's relationship with her native land–a place rich in literary and artistic traditions but troubled by history–has shaped her work.

An exhibition of vintage photographs by the American pictorialist photographer Laura Gilpin, as well as a selection of photographs given to her by friends and mentors, will be on view at the Bennington Museum, on Main Street in Bennington, from October 7 through December 15. The exhibition, Laura Gilpin and Her Circle: Gertrude Käsebier, Clarence H. White, and Clara Sipprell, is co-curated by students from faculty member Jonathan Kline’s spring 2017 course, "Laura Gilpin & The Platinum Print."

The Yellowstone Art Museum (YAM) in Billings, Montana, will exhibit a woodblock print by Mira Darham '19.

Liz Deschenes was the subject of an article and interview in Art News on her mid-career survey at Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. She was spoke about thoughts on photography, her plans for the organization of her upcoming ICA exhibit, and the political and artistic influences on her art. 

Liz Deschenes has two new shows on view now—one at Miguel Abreu Gallery and the other at Paula Cooper Gallery. In both, her work is presented in conversation with that of acclaimed conceptual and minimal artist Sol LeWitt, who passed away in 2007. 

Remembered Light, the newest show from photographer Sally Mann '73, will open at Gagosian Gallery in New York City on September 22nd. The show was inspired by her friendship with artist Cy Twombly, who passed away in 2011. The show includes "intimate and elegiac images, some with just the play of light on the wall and floor of [Twombly's] emptied studio."

Faculty member Liz Deschenes spoke with Artforum about her midcareer retrospective on view now at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, as well as her fascination with the histories and challenges of photography. The show is on view through October 18, 2016.

Selected senior projects in photography

Usdan, We Have a Problem

Students create a walk-in camera obscura in Pre-Photography 4000 B.C.E – 1839 C.E.

A 20-year survey of the work of faculty member Liz Deschenes opens at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston on June 29. The exhibition will include "explorations of various photographic technologies, rich and nuanced work with photograms, and sculptural installations that reflect the movements and light within a given space and respond to a site’s unique features."

"Dream States," an exhibition of photography at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art until 30 October, includes faculty member Liz Deschenes' work.

An excerpt adapted from renowned photographer Sally Mann '73's forthcoming memoir, Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs, was published in The New York Times Magazine. The piece recalls the mixed reaction to her 1992 book of photographs, Immediate Family, which included controversial images of her children. The memoir is a "testimony to photography’s power to evoke tender, lucent portraits of the past," according to a review in Kirkus.

With her current exhibition at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, faculty member Liz Deschenes—recently dubbed a “giant of post-conceptual photography” by the New York Times—“turns the gallery into a camera,” writes one critic. Read more.

The Walker Art Center announces a solo exhibit of Bennington faculty Liz Deschenes’ work.

Photography faculty member Liz Deschenes has collaborated with Austrian photographer Florian Pumhösl on an exhibition currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition, Parcours—a French word for “route”— is inspired from an unrealized exhibition proposal of the 1930s by Austrian-born Bauhaus designer Herbert Bayer, according to the museum.

Photography faculty member Liz Deschenes is one of 51 artists selected to participate in the prestigious Whitney Biennial, which will be on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art from March 1 through May 27, 2012.

Thomas Bruno ’14 was one of 19 amateur photographers and the only American to have his work selected for an upcoming Greenpeace exhibition for pollution awareness in Turkey.

Faculty member Liz DeschenesRight/Left photography exhibition was on display last month at the prestigious Sutton Lane art gallery, marking her third solo exhibition of 2009 (and her first-ever in Paris).

A series of photos by faculty member Liz Deschenes were selected for the first-ever photography exhibition to run in the new Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The work of photography faculty member Liz Deschenes is part of Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium Since 1960, an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through October 19, 2008.

Image of Terry Boddie

Terry Boddie’s work as a photographer and multidisciplinary artist explores the intersection of history, migration and memory and how these forces impact historical and contemporary photographic representation.

Image of Liz Deschenes
Former Faculty

What is photography? Liz Deschenes, in her own artistic practice and her work as a curator and critic, has expanded the medium’s conceptual and aesthetic boundaries.

Image of Eddy Leonel Aldana

Eddy Leonel Aldana is a Latinx artist whose work examines his family’s place in the Guatemalan diaspora, and how colonialism and U.S. intervention created a climate for displacement during his family’s lifetime.


Image of May Hemler
Former Faculty

May Hemler is a photographer whose work focuses on the body, pain, illness, and disability. Hemler works across many photographic mediums and formats, in digital, large, medium, and 35mm, black and white, as well as color. 

Image of Veronica Melendez
Former Faculty

Veronica Melendez is a visual artist, curator, and founder of La Horchata magazine. Through illustrations of iconic household products to photographs documenting the diaspora of Central Americans in Washington D.C., her work speaks to the broader theme of how we as humans create home.