Jennifer Sakai

Jennifer Sakai
Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography
Smith 2A01

Jennifer Sakai is a fine art photographer and educator who resides in Washington, D.C. She received her BFA at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in Boston, Massachusetts and her MFA in photography from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She has taught at the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College and Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Current Research

Professor Sakai's research consists of the exploration and examination of the landscape in the photographic medium. She has two current series: the first "Hillover Road, east-west" is a study of the light, color and surface as shown through the venacular of Eastern Long Island. 

Her second series Poston Provenance addresses the topography and emotional connection to the concentration camp where her relatives were held during WWII, and the families eastward migration after the war. 


MFA - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Virginia

BFA - Lesley University College of Art, Boston Massachusetts

Classes Taught

FA 1501 Color Photograhy, Digital

CPH 3090 A: Photography Studio III

CFN 1090: First Year Studio I

CPH 2110: Color Photography - Advanced Bookmaking and Mural Printing

CPH 4090: Photography Senior Thesis IV