Professor Christopher James is internationally known for his photography, knowledge about alternative processes and for starting the MFA in Photography program.
Professional Title: Professor, Director of MFA in Photography Program
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Photography: Alternative Photographic Processes; Criticism, Critical Studies and History; Writing
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Director of MFA in Photography Program; Former Chair BFA in Photography
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Graduate Studio Seminar I - IV; Graduate Thesis Studio; Foundation Seminar II; Alternative Photographic Processes; Advanced Alternative Photographic Processes
Senior Portfolio I & II; Independent Study in Photography; Teaching Fellowship in Photography; Internships in Photography
Education: MAT, Rhode Island School of Design; BFA, Massachusetts College of Art
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Christopher James is an internationally known artist and photographer whose photographs, paintings, and alternative process images have been exhibited in galleries and museums in this country and abroad. His work has been published and shown extensively, including exhibitions in The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The George Eastman House, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The first two editions of his book, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (Delmar Cengage -Albany, NY), have received international critical acclaim and are universally recognized by artists, curators, historians, and educators as the definitive texts in the genre of alternative process photography and photographically integrated media and culture. A significantly expanded 850 page, 600 image, 3rd edition will be published in 2013. Christopher, after 13 years at Harvard University, is presently University Professor, and Director of the MFA in Photography program at The College of Art and Design - Lesley University. He is also a painter, graphic designer, and a professional scuba diver.
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