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.

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.

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.


Katharine Kreisher

Professor of Art, Coordinator of Minor in Documentary Photography and Co-founder of Round House Press

Kevin Q. Gray

Lecturer in Art