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Art Center College of Design, BFA, Degree in Photography, 1981. Studies included Photography, Film, Painting, Graphic Design, Art History
San Francisco City College. Studies included Photography, Art History, Film History
International Center for Photography, 2002 to present, Photography instructor, , New York City,
Portrait Photography: lighting with strobe, tungsten and natural light. Composition and directing your subject to create a compelling portrait using all these elements
Large Format Portrait Photography working with a view camera
Working in a Series, concepts in completing a long term project in a series of
The 15 Minute Portrait as applied to photojournalism.
All classes include digital and analog.
Nassau Community College, 2005 to 2020, Adjunct professor, Garden City, NY,
Advanced Studio Photography: Course includes all aspects of traditional and digital photography, studio techniques, light sources, strobe, hot lights and all camera formats. Content includes, Portraiture, Still Life and Editorial.
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, 2005- 2007, Adjunct Professor,
Large Format Photography
Black and White Darkroom Techniques
2019 f-stop magazine, “abstraction”
2019 Shadow & Light Magazine, Portraits. “The Road Taken”
2019 Float Magazine, published “Light Touches Paper” series
2019 Woven Tale Press, Honorable Mention, “The Road Taken” February Issue
2018 Shadow and Light Magazine, Showcase Portfolio, “Light touches Paper”
2010/ 2011, Lenswork Magazine,
2007 In Their Company, Portraits of American Playwrights awarded silver medal from Independent Publishers Association.
2006 In Their Company, Portraits of American Playwrights, published by Umbrage Books,
2015 “Domestic Structures” Ille Arts, Amagansett NY
2009 “Face to Face: Portraits in Theater and Photography, New Dramatist, NY, NY
2009 “Portraits of American Playwrights”, Umbrage Gallery, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
2008 “Portraits of American Playwrights”, Library of Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, NYC
2019. “ Show Your Paper” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Ill.
2016 ”Portraits” Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY
2014 “Stories In The Social Landscape”, International Center of Photography, NY, NY
2011 “The Conceptual Image”, Lishui Museum of Photography, China
2011 “Dividing Light Measuring Darkness”, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ
2006 “River Meditation”, Paris Photo, Paris, France
2002 “Juried Exhibition” Parrish Museum, Southampton, NY, awarded “best in show”
Proficient in all camera formats including digital and film. Lighting skills: strobe, tungsten and natural light.
Professional knowledge of color and b&w film as well as digital imaging technology (scanning, photoshop, etc).
Experienced working under pressure with critical deadline and budgets. Self motivated and skilled communicating concepts and ideas clearly and effectively as a professional photographer and teacher.
2002 to 2005 Avenue Magazine, New York City, Staff Photographer
Produced and shot monthly cover and feature stories, also performed photo editor and photo researcher duties.
1982 to 1999 KEN COLLINS STUDIO: Freelance commercial photographer maintaining own studio and business from 1981-2006
Assignments for a diversity of clients include: Magazines (American Theater, ArtNews, Disney Publications, New York Magazine, New York Times, Quest, Inc. Magazine, Orion) Museums (Museum of Modern Art, American Museum of Natural History, Whitney Museum of American Art), Major Corporations, Ad Agencies and Graphic Designers.