Photography Minor Faculty

Kelly Carr

Professorial Lecturer, Photography, Studio Arts Program

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Chan Chao

Professorial Lecturer, Studio Arts Program

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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Matt Eich

Assistant Professor, Photojournalism Undergraduate Advisor, B.A. & B.F.A. in Photojournalism

Matt Eich is a photographic essayist working on long-form projects related to memory, family, community, and the American condition. Matt was an Artist-in-Residence at Light Work in 2013, and at a Robert Rauschenberg Residency in 2019.

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Michelle Frankfurter

Professorial Lecturer, Studio Arts Program

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Michelle Frankfurter is a documentary photographer from Takoma Park, MD.
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Dean Kessmann

Program Head, Studio Arts Professor, Photography

Professor Kessmann's photographs–alternately made with scanners, cameras, camera-less darkroom processes, and most recently, screenshots from computer monitors–comment on image-making technologies and contemporary consumer culture. Professor Kessmann teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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Astrid Riecken

Professional Lecturer, Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program

Astrid Riecken is an award-wining documentary and fine-art photographer, based in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Riecken started her photographic career in her native Hamburg, Germany.
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Susan Sterner

Associate Professor, Art and Design Director of Graduate Studies, New Media Photojournalism

Susan Sterner started her career as a photojournalist freelancing with national and international publications while based in New Orleans, La. She worked for the Associated Press as a staff photographer, based in Mississippi and California. With the AP she covered domestic issues such as immigration, child labor and families in poverty as well as U.S. border issues and social change in Haiti. Read More  


Benjamin Tankersley

Professorial Lecturer, Photography & Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program

Benjamin C Tankersley is a fine art and commercial/editorial photographer who is a regular contributor to The Washington Post as well as additional local and national publications.

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Jamille Wallick

Professorial Lecturer, Sculpture, Fine Arts Studio Arts Program

Jamille Wallick is a mixed-media artist from North Carolina with a background in photography/videography, sculpture, and dance.

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