Fine Art Photography Faculty


Katherine Akey Lee

Katherine Akey Lee

Katherine was raised between Richmond, Virginia and Athens, Greece. Her work about polar exploration, World War I and early aviation is inspired in part by her experiences as the daughter of archaeologists. 
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Chan Chao

Chan Chao was born in Kalemyo, Burma. In addition to teaching photography at GW, he has published three photography books, contributed to five different magazine publications, and had his work in five galleries and ten museums nationwide.
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Frank DiPerna

Professor DiPerna started the BFA program in Photography at the Corcoran in the 1970s, and served for many years as the department chair.
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Matt Eich

Matt lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and two daughters, and commutes to D.C. each week to teach courses at The George Washington University.
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Todd Forsgren

Todd Forsgren uses photography to examine themes of ecology, environmentalism, and perceptions of landscape while striving to strike a balance between art history and natural history.
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Dean Kessmann

Professor Kessmann has had one-person exhibitions at Furthermore, Washington, DC, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL, William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO, Humanity Center Galleries, California State University, Chico, CA, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO, and the Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
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Jennifer Sakai

Jennifer Sakai is a fine art photographer, curator, and educator that resides in the Washington D.C. area.
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Jay Turner Frey Seawell

Jay Turner Frey Seawell is a photographer based in Washington, DC.
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Benjamin Tankersley

Benjamin C Tankersley earned his BFA in Photography from the Corcoran School of Art in 1999.