Professor James has been with the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University since 1991.
Professional Title: Professor, Chair of BFA in Photography Program; 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: Photography: Director of MFA in Photography Program; Photography: 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
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Professional Scuba: Dive Master; Graphic Designer; Painter
Christopher James is an internationally known artist and photographer whose 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 shows in The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The George Eastman House, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The first edition of his book, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (Delmar Cengage – Albany, NY), received unprecedented critical acclaim and was the winner of The Golden Light Technical Book of the Year award. In 2008, a greatly expanded, and lavishly illustrated, 2nd edition was published and has become universally recognized as the definitive text in the genre. An 850-page, 500-image, third edition will be published in 2013. Christopher, after 13 years at Harvard University, is currently University Professor, and Director of the MFA in Photography program at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. He is also a working graphic designer and a professional scuba diver.
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