Margaret Holland Adams

Margaret Holland Adams
Assistant Professor of Photography

Margaret Adams is an artist and independent curator whose work crosses between analog photography and new media. Along with teaching at the Corcoran, she also works as a freelance photographer.

Current Research

Adams has studied at The Maine Media Workshops and under alternative-process masters Jerry Spagnoli, Mark and France Osterman, and Christopher James. Adams uses a view camera, toned silver gelatin prints, and appropriation video and sound to explore portraiture, southern vernacular, family, and the legacy of war. She is engaged in a three-year documentary film and book project entitled Full Cry. The project documents the demise of rural North Carolina due to suburban encroachment. A second installation project involves large-scale sculpture comprised of ambrotypes housed in a steel structure. This piece incorporates sound and video and addresses the death of her mother and the experience of hospice


BFA, Photography, Corcoran College of Art + Design, 2001

MFA, Photography, Temple University, 2004


Her work is included in both editions of The Book of Alternative Processes by Christopher James.


2008, Best Fine Art Photographer, FotoWeek D.C.

2011, Curated Examinations in Light, a large-scale new media projection event for PROject/proJECT, Roanoke, VA