Katharine Kreisher
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Art and Art History
Areas of Expertise

documentary photography (traditional, digital and alternative processes), photo-related printmaking methods.

MA and MFA, University at Albany, SUNY; B.S. Skidmore College

Katharine Kreisher

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

Recent courses taught:

  • Women in Photography
  • Pinholes to Pixels
  • Intaglio and Relief Printmaking


  • Arkell Hall Endowed Chair of the Arts at Hartwick 2008-2011 (3 year appointment)
  • Wandersee Scholar-in-Residence at Hartwick for academic year 2018-19

Selected publications:

  • Elements of Photography by Angela Faris Belt (Focal Press, 2008 and 2011),“Contemplating Peace” portfolio
  • BOMB magazine NY,NY 1990, “Playing on the Girl’s Team” painted photograph
  • Phoebe, feminist journal, State University of New York at Oneonta, NY:
    “Time Line : Lost Near Lake and Madison.” Phoebe 5:2 (Fall 1993): 54
    “Darmstadt in 1953 : From My Father’s Photographs.” Phoebe6:1 (Spring 1994): 26.
    “Nest.” Phoebe 5:2 (Fall 1993): 16.
    “Small Fortune.” Phoebe 10:2 (Fall 1998): 73.
  • Lake George Arts Project Collectors Club, print commission (intaglio edition of 100, “Ticking,”
    printed at Round House Press, Hartwick College), curator Julie Courtney, 1992-3.

College service and professional affiliations:

  • Society for Photographic Education, Co-Chair, Women’s Caucus 2013-2018; Member of 2017 national conference committee Orlando FL
  • SPE Conference Presentations:
    “Conferring Significance: Celebrating Photography’s Continuum,” moderator for panel “The Feedback Loop of Contemporary Feminisms: Teaching, Learning, and Making” with Ann Kaplan, Patricia Lois Nuss, Laurie Schorr, and Marcia Vaitsman, Chicago IL 2013.
    “Facing Diversity: Leveling the Playing Field in the Photographic Arts,” panel “Self as Object: Perspectives of Identity” with Tulu Bayar, Amber Johnston, Suzanne Szucs and M. Laine Wyatt, Philadelphia PA, 2010.
    “Photography and Place,” panel, “Home and Away: Roger Mertin’s Journeys” with Jeffrey Hoone and
    George Slade, Newport RI, 2004.