The PCNW faculty has
At Its Heart
professional fine art photographers who bring expertise and extensive teaching experience to the classroom.
To continually offer an exciting and diverse curriculum, Photo Center NW draws on professional photographers who teach in their particular area of expertise.
Juan G. Aguilera | juangaguilera.com
Juan G. Aguilera is an Industrial Designer from the University Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. With a pre-press specialty, he has been involved in digital publishing since the darkroom days. A self proclaimed color nut, he believes color is an independent language, with a specific grammar, spelling and intonation. Juan is a teacher at heart, having taught geometry and design with students ranging from middle school to adults, he currently teaches Photoshop, color correction, camera raw and digital photography workflow in the Northwest. He is a member of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals) and has attended several Photoshop World events.
Brian Allen | brianallenphoto.com
Masters in Studio Art, New York University/International Center of Photography, 1989; AB, Cum Laude in General Studies, Harvard University, 1976. In addition to teaching at Photographic Center Northwest for many years, Brian Allen has taught at the International Center of Photography in New York, the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, the School of Art, University of Washington, and for the San Francisco Art Institute Summer MFA Program. He does documentary photography in Alaska and Seattle for architects, historians and artists, using both traditional and digital techniques.
Tara Champion | tarachampionphotography.com
Tara Champion is a conservation photographer with a M.S. in Biological Photography and Imaging from the University of Nottingham, a B.A. in photography from Seattle University and a B.S. in Biology from Seattle University. Her work strives to prove that one does not have to live solely in the right or left sides of the brain. Working in both traditional black and white/silver processes and digital techniques she believes that the powerful use of imagery can change people’s opinion about the world we all call home. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and exhibited in
the U.S. and abroad.
Carina A. del Rosario | cadelrosario.com
Carina earned her B.A. in Communication from Santa Clara University in 1991 where, to complement her journalism studies, she taught herself photography. She continues to develop her skills with the help of mentors like Seattle-based photographer and multi-media artist John D. Pai, and the instructors and staff at Photography Center Northwest. She also studied with National Geographic Traveler Photographer Raul Touzon and Eddie Soloway (both affiliated with the Santa Fe Workshops), as well as Magnum Photographer Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb. In addition to pursuing her own creative projects, she teaches photography, digital storytelling and media justice to youth. She freelances with non-profit and social justice organizations to provide them with a range of media services, including photography, writing, editing, training and consultation. She also founded the International District Engaged in Arts (IDEA) Odyssey Collective Gallery, which showcases visual art by emerging artists of color and those exploring culture and diversity in their work.
Willamette University, BA 1984; University of Washington, MFA, 1990. Claire Garoutte’s photography has been exhibited internationally. Her work has appeared in anthologies published by Cassell Press and Midmarch Press as well as in Art in America . She was the principal photographer for glass artist Dale Chihuly from 1991-1996. Claire Garoutte wrote and illustrated the book ‘Matter of Trust’ published in Germany in 1996. Since 1994, she has worked extensively in Cuba researching her second book. She has taught at Photo Center NW since 1988.
Daniel Gregory | danieljgregory.com
Daniel Gregory received his Master’s degree in Communications in 1994. He is a graduate of the Photographic Center’s certificate program. Daniel has lived in Seattle for over 15 years and does fine art and editorial photography focusing on the environment and human interactions in those spaces. He uses traditional darkroom, alternative process, and digital techniques for his various projects and assignments. He is also an Adobe Certified Professional in Lightroom.
Dan Hawkins | washingtonruins.com
Dan Hawkins is a Seattle based photographer who has used a wide variety of obsolete and archaic imaging processes to produce his work. These highly personal documents often deal with the dual themes of memory and decay. Beginning with empty houses and discarded water towers he has gone on to record EPA Superfund sites, chemical factories, decaying ballrooms, deserted nuclear facilities, crumbling hotels, and a number of derelict mental hospitals and jails. In his attempts to describe a “landscape of the soul” he has managed to see many of the nations lost treasures of industry and tour its forgotten mental health legacy. He is currently working on a body of photographs from a recent tour of the nuclear reactors of Northern France.
Eirik Johnson | eirikjohnson.com
Eirik Johnson is a photographic artist based in Seattle, WA. His work has been exhibited at spaces including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Aperture Foundation in New York. He has received awards including a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in 2009, the Santa Fe Prize in 2005, and a William J. Fulbright Grant to Peru in 2000. Johnson’s work is in the collections of institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Seattle Art Museum, and the George Eastman House. Books by Johnson include Sawdust Mountain (Aperture, 2009), Borderlands (Twin Palms Press, 2005), and Snow Star (Cavallo Point Press, 2009). His editorial work has appeared in numerous magazines including Dwell, Metropolis, the New York Times T Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.
Dave Kennedy | davekennedyimages.com
Dave Kennedy is a recipient of the 4Culture Individual Project Award and the Joanne Bailey Wilson Endowed Scholarship. He recently served on Seattle Art Museum’s Blueprint Roundtable panel discussing the “color line” in the arts and has participated as a guest lecturer at the Henry on the topics of beauty and social inclusion as an intro to their “Out [O] Fashion” Show curated by Deb Willis. Kennedy has prepared multimedia presentations for the Society of Photographic Educators, Cornish College of the Arts, and the University of Washington on topics of marginalization and objectification. He received his MFA from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Arts and an undergraduate degree from Western Washington University in Visual Communication. He is an active member of Photo Center Northwest and advisor to Incluseum, a blog whose focus is on social inclusion in museums. His works have exhibited both locally and internationally at such venues as the G. Gibson Gallery, Photo Center Northwest, Zhou B Art Center, Escuela de Belle Arte in Spain, and the Seattle Art Museum’s Gallery. Commissioned works include private interests as well as commercially based collaborations with designers, art directors and creative directors for such distinguished clients as Adobe, ATT, Boeing, Hasbro, IBM, Microsoft and the University of Washington.
Molly Landreth | mollylandreth.com
Molly Landreth is a Seattle based artist who explores concepts of identity and community through intimate large-format film photography and multi-media collaboration. She is also a working photographer who creates fine art, lifestyle and portrait imagery for clients nation-wide. Landreth has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Time Magazineʼs Lens Blog and in The Advocate for her ongoing body of work, “Embodiment: A Portrait of Queer Life in America,” which she continues to exhibit and speak about internationally. Landreth holds an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts, New York; and a BA in Studio Art from Scripps College in California.
Nancy LeVine | browneyesgallery.com
Nancy LeVine is an award winning photographer who has travelled worldwide on a variety of assignments. Her project ‘Senior Dogs Across America’ is featured on a number of blogs including The New York Times LENS Blog and Lens Culture. A solo show of this work opened at the Houston Center for Photography on May 4, 2012. Nancy has worked with David Horsey, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, on a multimedia series, ‘Escape Into America’ for MSNBC.com. It received over one million views. Her client resume is extensive and it includes Seattle Children’s Hospital, Starbucks, and PBS. Previously, while based in New York City, her assignments were focused on fashion and personalities with frequent work in Paris. Her photographs have appeared in numerous publications such as L’Ofﬁciel de la Couture (Paris) and The New York Times. She has a book published called ‘A Dog’s Book of Truths’. Her work has been selected to appear in American Photo, The Photo Review, and American Photography Annual website as well as in gallery shows in New York and Seattle. The New Britain Museum of American Art collects her work. Nancy completed her Master of Arts degree at NYU/ICP. She currently lives in New York and Seattle where she does assignment work and is working on new photographic projects.
Janet Neuhauser | janetneuhauser.com
MFA, Photography, The Pratt Institute; BA, Classical Studies, University of Washington; BA Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College. A fine art photographer with over 20 years of teaching experience, Neuhauser has taught everything from traditional black and white printing to digital imaging to a diverse range of students. After developing a successful career as a freelance editorial photographer in New York City, she began teaching at the International Center of Photography and discovered her love for the art and craft of teaching photography. Since then, she has led intensive workshops at community-based arts organizations and taught high school and college-level courses across the country. Neuhauser maintains a studio in Seattle; her most recent solo exhibition was in 2011 at Artspace Gallery on Bainbridge Island and was titled Self-Portraits: 1980-2011.
Rosanne Olson | rosanneolson.com
Rosanne Olson is a fine art and portrait photographer. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and has taught workshops on lighting, portraiture and creativity at Photo Center NW, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Photo Expo and in her Seattle studio. She authored a book about women and body image titled “This is Who I Am – our beauty in all shapes and sizes” (Artisan Books 2008). Her books about photography include ABCs of Beautiful Light (Amherst Media 2014) and The Art of the Portrait (Amherst Media 2015) due out in fall of 2015. Rosanne’s diverse photography background ranges from newspaper and magazine photography to commercial jobs. She has won numerous awards including Communications Arts (nine times) and Graphic photo anuals (12x). She is represented by Robin Rice Gallery in New York and Iris Gallery in Boston and Aspen. Between making photographs and art, Roseanne is involved in music.
Keeara Rhoades | keeararhoades.com
Keeara Rhoades creates immersive video installations and digital interventions using photography, sculpture and sound. As a visual artist, drummer, and performer, her manifestations often hinge on subconscious action, desire, and the sometimes precarious state of human rationality. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently presenting a solo exhibition at Gallery 4Culture, titled Undercover Holidays; performing at the Seattle Art Museum’s fall Remix event (Take Me Out To Play); and drawing digital light onto a dancer in Susie J. Lee’s production, Swimming The List. Keeara holds an MFA from the University of Washington (2008), a BFA from Indiana University’s Herron School of Art, and a BA in Graphic Design and English Journalism. She teaches at various universities and centers for art around the Northwest. Originally from Wyoming, Rhoades has made Seattle home.
Jenny Riffle | jennyriffle.com
Jenny Riffle was born in Washington State in 1979. She received her MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in 2011 and her BA in photography from Bard College in 2001. Recent awards include The Pilkington Prize, 2015, PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch 2014, Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship 2013, and the juror’s award at Newspace Center for Photography’s 2012 juried show for her project Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting. A book of the Scavenger photographs was published by Zatara Press in the fall of 2015. Riffle lives in Seattle where she teaches at Photographic Center Northwest.
Gina White | ginawhitephoto.com
Gina White has been a photographer for over ten years, working as a freelance entertainment photographer, fine art photographer and as a teaching assistant at Photo Center NW. Her work has been published in Men’s Health magazine, The Seattle Times and The Stranger. Gina recently was the teaching assistant in master printer Dr. Tim Rudman’s 5-day lith printing workshop. She has exhibited at Photo Center NW and Studio Siena in Pioneer Square.