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Department of Photography

Our philosophy is focused on encouraging students to discover and question their own motivations for making photographic art while providing them with the foundation and tools to continue to advance their education after graduation. In so doing, the faculty and staff work to support and inspire the next generation of artists and leaders—ensuring that once they earn their degrees, they enter the world as engaged, independent, self-directed artists, scholars and citizens.

Within our department we promote exploration and push students to work outside their comfort zones, asserting that they “must become comfortable with being uncomfortable.” This basic philosophy empowers students to gain new perspectives and modes of creation through stretching themselves technically and conceptually to further expand and advance their artistic practice and education.

Get Involved

Your gift to the Department of Photography, within the College of Arts & Sciences, helps us to expand our program in order to provide further support to our students and local community. Any amount is welcome so donate now to help shape the future of our Department of Photography at the University of La Verne.

Donate Your Gear
If you are interested in donating your used (and new) working analog and digital cameras, lenses and accessories to support the growth of our Department of Photography, please direct all inquiries to the Photography Interim Program Director, Shannon Benine.