Photography Faculty

Meet Our

Photography Faculty

  • Professor and Program Head of Photography
    Photography

    Byron Wolfe

    • Email: byron.wolfe@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9244
    • Office: Tyler B30Z
    • Website: www.byronwolfe.com
    • Byron Wolfe collaborates on long-term research projects with students and colleagues in fields that range from visual arts to humanities to the natural sciences. He uses photography and other visualization tools to tell stories that reflect upon broader notions of culture and the constructions of landscape, perception and time.
       
      He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a co-recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Award for Still Photography and a recipient of the Santa Fe Prize for Photography. His work is collected in more than 30 permanent collections, including The George Eastman...

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  • Assistant Professor of Instruction
    Foundations, Photography

    Sam Fritch

    • Email: sfritch@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9000
    • Website: www.samfritchphoto.com
    • Sam Fritch is a photographer whose work seeks to explore the essence of diverse groups, from gun owners to community gardeners to Tyler’s transgender community. This concept extends into his commercial photography business, where he captures the faces, atmosphere and creative work of local schools, businesses and designers in the greater Philadelphia area as they promote themselves in various print and web publications.
       
      MFA, Photography, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, 1997
      BFA, Related Arts, Kutztown University, 1994

       

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  • Professor
    Photography

    Martha Madigan

    • Email: martha.madigan@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-435-9847
    • Office: Tyler B30
    • Website: www.marthamadigan.com
    • For more than four decades, Martha Madigan’s artistic career has been a balance of creative studio 
      practice with teaching, curating administration, public speaking and exhibitions of her work. 

      Madigan is known for her solar photograms and public works of art that refer to, record or transform aspects of nature in relation to the human figure. Working with diverse ecosystems and cultural heritages to evoke reverence for the natural world is her mission as an artist, with a goal to create peace, healing and harmony though the art experience. Madigan has explored...

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  • Associate Professor of Instruction
    Photography

    Rebecca Michaels

    • Email: rebeccam@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9226
    • Office: Tyler B030X
    • Website: www.rebeccamichaelsphotography.com
    • Rebecca Michaels’ background includes extensive experience as an educator, photographer and design professional. She is deeply committed to and passionate about the education of the visual artist and the role of critical thinking in creating learning as a lifelong pattern. Michaels has been teaching at Tyler since 1981 in a variety of capacities and currently teaches and mentors both undergraduate and graduate students. Her background includes extensive experience as an educator, photographer, book artist, certified Master offset printer, curator, administrator and design professional...

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  • Adjunct Professor
    Photography

    Adam Ekberg

    • Email: adam.ekberg@temple.edu
    • Website: www.adamekberg.com
    • Adam Ekberg's images transform the mundane into the poignant. In calculated performances that intersect with photography’s documentary potential, he explores ephemerality with an infectious curiosity.

      MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
      BA, Wheaton College

  • Adjunct Professor
    Photography

    Maggie Flanigan

    • Email: tug71531@temple.edu
    • Website: www.maggieflanigan.com
    • Maggie Flanigan is a Virginia-based artist, educator and gallery director. Working with ideas of intimacy and immediacy, she is interested in the concepts of photographic history through the use of installation, sculpture and performance.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture
      BFA, Appalachian State University

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Photography

    Brad Jamula

    • Email: bjamula@temple.edu
    • Website: www.bradjamula.com
    • Brad Jamula incorporates photography into a larger constellation of ideas and mediums to explore issues of identity and connection, as well as to examine structures that define our shared and individual experiences.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BFA, University of the Arts

  • Adjunct Professor
    Photography

    Daniel Seth Kraus

    • Email: daniel.seth.kraus@temple.edu
    • Website: www.danielsethkraus.com
    • Daniel Seth Kraus‘s work blends historical research with photography to deepen our understanding of people, places and how they combine to create a culture. In practice, Kraus strives to create work which is informed and empathetic towards the subjects and his viewers. 

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BFA and BA, University of North Florida

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Photography

    Julia Mead

    • Email: julia.mead@temple.edu
    • Website: www.juliamead.com
    • Julia Mead is an artist and educator who makes photographs that express the complex relationships between people and their environment.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BFA, University of the Arts

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Photography

    Haigen G. Pearson

    • Email: haigen@temple.edu
    • Website: www.haigen.co
    • With a pop-culture fascination and a complicated relationship with consumerism, Haigen G. Pearson’s practice explores these cultural phenomena and their reciprocal relationship with human behavior and society. These investigations—and his pedagogical strategies—incorporate a multidisciplinary approach to photography, moving image, sound and graphic design.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BFA, University of Utah

  • Adjunct Professor
    Photography

    Laurie Beck Peterson

    • Email: laurie.peterson@temple.edu
    • Website: www.lauriebeckpeterson.com
    • Laurie Beck Peterson prefers working in 19th-century photo processes. Her work in gum bichromate, cyanotype and platinum palladium explores a renewed commitment to "slow art." Working collaboratively with the architecture program, Laurie and her students built a giant, mobile camera obscura intended for use by the entire Tyler community. 

      BFA, Syracuse University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Photography

    Patricia Anne Swanson

    • Email: patricia.anne.swanson@temple.edu
    • Website: www.patriciaswanson.com
    • Patricia Swanson is a Philadelphia-based artist who examines the relationships between personal and universal narratives and how they become interconnected through the common ground of human experience. She is interested in the ability of photographs to build empathic connections between the viewer and artist through the act of sharing stories.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BA, Western Washington University

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Photography

    Mark Winicov

    • Email: mwinicov@temple.edu
    • Website: www.markwinicov.com
    • Mark Winicov explores the duality within photography to both reveal and conceal. He is interested in creating works less reliant on spatial conformity, addressing the constraints of the frame and challenging the way we intuit form and scene, as well as how we expect them to interact and coalesce within a given situation.

      MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art
      BFA, Arizona State University

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Photography

    Tamsen Wojtanowski

    • Email: tamsenwj@temple.edu
    • Website: www.tamsenwj.com
    • Tamsen Wojtanowski believes in art and its ability to open an individual's world up to new experiences and conclusions. In her studio practice, she explores the materiality of the photographic medium. Interested in where photography might overlap with painting, printmaking and installation, her resulting work oscillates between the abstract and the representational.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BS, Ithaca College

  • Adjunct Professor
    Photography

    Keith Yahrling

    • Email: keith.yahrling@temple.edu
    • Keith Yahrling uses photography as a means to explore the American landscape to understand its history and how it interacts with his own personal heritage. In addition to exhibiting nationally, his photographs have appeared in Vice, Wired and Harper’s and he was selected as one of Photo District News's "30 in 2015."

      MFA, Rhode Island School of Design
      BFA, The University of the Arts