Documentary Photography Minor

Documentary photographers are explorers. Through their lens, they examine the world around them, pose a thousand questions, and dig up answers.

The documentary photography minor is designed for non-art majors, with courses ranging from basic to advanced photography techniques.


Where a minor in documentary photography can take you.

While the minor is introductory, after graduation, documentary photography minors may go on to advanced study in preparation for careers related to photojournalism, advertising, fashion, news, sports, ecology/conservation, industrial, architectural, theatrical, and portrait photography.


A closer look.

Students are encouraged to learn computer/digital imaging and also explore some traditional methods, such as 4×5 camera and color photography.


Beyond the basic.

All documentary photography minors complete an internship to further develop their skills. These internships take place on campus, in upstate New York, and around the world. Like all Hartwick students, documentary photography minors learn by doing. They study in small classes with expert faculty. They travel the world. They get ready for meaningful careers and interesting lives. They thrive.


Putting documentary photography to work.

Documentary photography minors are employed in wide variety of interesting fields, and many go on to study at the most prestigious graduate schools in the nation.


Meet the documentary photography faculty.

Katharine Kreisher
Professor of Art
MFA, State University of New York at Albany
Areas of expertise:
documentary photography, alternative processes, photo-related printmaking methods.
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