Photojournalism Faculty

Jasper Colt

Professorial Lecturer, Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program

Jasper came to photojournalism late in life, but approached it with the passion of someone who had never before considered that you could do what you love for a living. Read More  

Bill Douthitt

Professorial Lecturer, Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program

Bill Douthitt is Photography Managing Editor for Science magazine, the flagship publication of the American Association for Advancement of Science. Read More  

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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Stephen Elfers

Professorial Lecturer, Photojournalism/Digital Media, Studio Arts Program

Steve Elfers has been a visual journalist for 30 years and has covered military conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Somalia. Read More  

Michelle Frankfurter

Professorial Lecturer, Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program

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

Professional Lecturer, Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program

Karen Kasmauski has had a long freelance career working as a contract photographer for National Geographic Magazine for over twenty years.
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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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Richard Leiby

Professorial Lecturer, Fine Arts

Richard Leiby is a longtime editor and writer at The Washington Post. He has reported from various conflict zones, including Gaza, Afghanistan and Iraq.
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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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