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Student Prize 2024: Top 25 To Watch

  • MassArt in the Media
  • Graduate Programs
  • Photography

Massachusetts College of Art and Design MFA Photography students Natalie Brescia, Jacob Church, and Andrew Zou are featured in 25 students to watch by Lenscratch.

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Tom Griggs: A Creature Obeys a Creature that Wants

  • Alumni in the News
  • Photography

MassArt Photography MFA Alum, Tom Griggs’ is interviewed by Lenscratch on his book, A Creature Obeys a Creature That Wants (2023).

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A ‘Meadow’ in the Fenway and a ‘Glacier’ in Kenmore Square

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  • MassArt in the Media
  • Photography

Professor emerita Barbara Bosworth’s exhibit, “The Meadow,” is now on display at the MFA. It contains only 17 photographs of a meadow in Carlisle, Massachusetts, that she shot over a number of years. But “that might be just as well,” says The Boston Globe. “The photographs are so beautiful in their understated way that any more than that might seem overwhelming.”

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Sharing Personal And Family Stories Through Photography

  • Alumni in the News
  • Graduate Programs
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Alumni, Artist and photographer Yana Nosenko and Claudio Eshun, talk about their self-portraiture work in their recent MassArt x Sowa exibition.

The MassArt x SoWa gallery show featured Yana Nosenko’s daily self-portraits, which document her experiences since moving from Russia to the U.S., beginning on the day Russia invaded Ukraine. Fellow MassArt alumnus Claudio Eshun also showcased a family portrait of his relatives in traditional Ghanaian kente cloth, taken in their Worcester home.



Darkrooms & Digital Labs

MassArt’s Photography facilities provide students with extensive resources and equipment necessary for both digital and traditional analog photography processes.

MassArt’s extensive Photography facilities – 11,000 square feet of darkrooms, digital labs, and an equipment cage – are all located on the 6th floor of the Kennedy building. The facilities include three digital labs equipped with computers, industry-standard software, digital scanners, and professional-grade printers. In addition, MassArt provides two large communal darkrooms with 30 enlarger stations for analog photography processes, individual darkrooms, and a non-silver darkroom. 

 Labs and Darkrooms are open to all enrolled in a MassArt Photography class, though space access is limited to where your class is held. If you have previously taken courses in the Photo Department and are enrolled in classes at MassArt and wish to use the labs, please contact the studio managers about paying a lab fee.

Photo Cage

Both the Cage and Digital Labs open approximately 1 week after classes begin and close the last day of undergraduate reviews. Schedule adjusts for holidays and class breaks, please check the Academic Calendar for exact dates.


Resources in the Photo Cage are open to current Photo students only (Photo majors and in-session non-major photo class students).

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 10pm (Cage closes at 9:30pm)
Friday: 10am – 6pm (Cage closes at 5:30pm)
Saturday/Sunday: 12pm – 6pm (Cage closes at 5:30pm)


Resources in the Photo Digital Lab are for current Junior/Senior Photography majors or students enrolled in a Digital Photography for Non-Majors course only.

Monday-Thursday: 2pm – 10pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 12pm – 6pm
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

All labs will be closed for our department Visiting Artist Lectures. Please check the MassArt Events Calendar for upcoming dates of our Photography Lecture Series.

  • Analog black and white developing and printing areas
  • – Digital imaging and printing
  • – Alternative (non-silver) processes area with UV exposure unit and coating station
  • – Negatives up to 8″ x 10″ can be accommodated in all areas

  • 2 black and white gang darkrooms (1 beginner and 1 advanced)
  • 2 film-processing areas
  • 1 sheet film processing room
  • 3 private darkrooms
  • Medium format, 4×5 and 8 x 10 cameras for students to borrow

  • 30 imaging workstations
  • Epson V750 and V850 flatbed scanners
  • 3 Hasselblad Flextight X1 film scanners
  • Epson inkjet printing stations in our print rooms
  • Color correct viewing booth and lighting
  • Magnetic pin-up boards
  • Mirrorless and SLR digital cameras for students to borrow

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Lecture Series

Our Photography Lecture Series brings accomplished artists, historians, critics and curators to campus to spark new ideas and inspire dynamic conversations.

Our celebrated Photography Lecture Series brings accomplished speakers – artists, historians, critics, and curators from diverse backgrounds and geographic locations – to the college every semester. These are leading practitioners in the medium who inspire dynamic conversations and new ideas in our department and in the broader public.



Kristyn Collins

Administrative Assistant II, Fine Arts 2D

Matthew Connors

Professor, Photography

David Hilliard

Visiting Lecturer, Photography

Derin Korman

Visiting Lecturer, Photography

Billie Mandle

Associate Professor, Photography

Laura McPhee

Professor, Photography

Matthew Monteith

Chair, Photography

Galen Palmer

Studio Manager, Photography

Stephen Tourlentes

Visiting Lecturer, Photography

Amani Willett

Associate Professor, Photography
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