You document the world through your camera lens. You examine the world around you, pose questions and get answers. Adding a minor in documentary photography at Hartwick will hone your skills and prepare you for graduate school and a variety of exciting careers.
Many Career Paths
Tell humanitarian and environmental stories to make sure the truth gets to the people. Capture images of wildlife around the world. Entertain and inspire.
Designed for non-art majors, you’ll immerse yourself in courses ranging from basic to advanced photography techniques. Pair with journalism courses or other writing courses to make yourself a powerful asset in a newsroom. Pair with anthropology, biology or environment, sustainability and society to document history in the making.
Get on the sidelines as a sports photographer, or into the studios as a fashion photographer. Careers in documentary photography can go wherever you want to take them.
Internships on and off-campus are built into the curriculum, giving you a chance to put your skills to the test. Join a J Term experience to photograph scenes from around the world, or get into the marketing department to learn how to use your skills in social media.
Join the staff of the campus newspaper, showcase your work in student and local photography shows, and put together a portfolio to display at Student Showcase.
AN EDUCATION BUILT FOR YOU
From the first day of classes, you’ll have your camera in hand. Master Lightroom and Photoshop in your coursework, then get into our digital darkroom to print out your photographs. But it’s not just digital. You’ll have the opportunity to learn on traditional cameras, including a 4X5 camera.
WHERE CAN A HARTWICK EDUCATION TAKE YOU?
Like Gillian Godard ’21, whose internship with the 607 CSA allowed her to combine her love of photography with her environment, sustainability and society major. She visited farms throughout the northeast to study sustainable farming techniques and document them with her camera.