Photography + Imaging

Explore the evolution of today’s photographic industry. Commercial or conceptual, moving or still, learn the techniques and strategies to advance your career in a variety of photographic fields.

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Photography is everywhere and is in a period of unprecedented change, with constantly evolving technological advancements and multimedia possibilities that are redefining what it means to be a professional photographer. Our Photography and Imaging students immerse themselves in a curriculum that enables them to explore the unlimited creative possibilities that exist today for capturing, producing, and sharing innovative and meaningful work.

We build on the photographic tradition and thoroughly investigate the future possibilities of both the still and moving image while encouraging our students to develop an individual voice and perspective with their work that will set them apart from the casual observers of life. Our graduates are fully prepared to be young professionals, ready to participate in and help define this exciting new era of photography.

Awards

Hillman Prize

Wall Street Journal Scholarship

Top 100 Artists, Designers, and Photographers

Creative Quarterly

Student Work Selected
for Screening

Vogue Photo Festival

What's New

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Student work

Fashion Portraiture

Lighting and camera skills, paired with an understanding of how we represent both ourselves and others, are fundamental to our program. Our students have full access to state-of-the-art lighting equipment and they explore many of the creative aspects of portraiture and fashion photography throughout our curriculum.

International Center of Photography

Every year our students compete to spend one year studying at ICP, the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography. The selected students have a unique opportunity to participate in the General Studies Program there that exposes them to world-renowned faculty, challenging ideas and a diverse group of international students. Currently Ringling College is one of only three undergraduate programs in the country to have this unique affiliation.

Miles Goscha

Alumni Spotlight

Graduates of the Photography and Imaging program are ready to practice their craft in a wide variety of professional fields from fashion, documentary, advertising, and editorial photography, to exhibiting their work as fine art. Whatever path our students choose, we give them both the technical and conceptual tools to help them succeed and produce meaningful work in an ever-changing visual environment.

Grads In The Industry

Ethan Early  ‘18
Jr. Creative Liason | Trunk Archive/Gallery Stock

Ethan Berger ’15 – Content Coordinator/ Photographer | Champs Sports

Jessica Wylde ’13
Sr. Graphic Designer/Product Photographer | Distinctivs

Austin Eguia
Creative Director |The Beast Network

ESandra Hollman ’08
Web Content Marketing Producer | Nintendo

Bianca Morra ’12
Photography Operations | Stitch Fix

Ferenc Beleznay ’15
Fashion Photographer | Bealls, Inc.

Joseph Winchester ’01
Creative Director | Sixline Media Group LLC

Stephanie Adams ’11
Creative Content Manager | Google

Shannon Soule ’13
Fashion, Editorial, | Ecommerce Photographer, Retoucher | Daily Look

Rose Generazio ’12
Photographer/Custom Framer, Owner | The Frame Dame

Ellen Anderson ’11
Project Manager | Saatchi + Saatchi

Rebecca Morello ’19
Special Events Coord. | International Center of Photography

Abigail Nilsson ’19
Photographer | Disney’s Yellow Shoes

Khoa Duong ’17
Studio Coordinator | Blok Studio

Karen Arango ’13
Photojournalist + Filmmaker

Josh Williams ’06
Wedding / Celebrity Photographer | The Knot

Miles Goscha ’17
Contributing Writer | TechNode.com

David Boyette ’14
E-commerce Manager, Product Photographer |MGI Inc

Anastasia Garcia ’09
Fashion Photographer | Chromat

Jenna Ohnemus Peffley ’08
Lifestyle, Travel, and Interior Photographer

Hadar Pitchon ’09
Editorial, Portrait, and Fashion Photographer

Dylan Johnston ’13
Sports and Editorial | Nike and Adidas

Kathryn Harrison ’15
Yale MFA | Fine Art and Editorial Photographer

Jason Rogers ’00
Principal |Argonaut Productions

Beyhan Siedow ’12
Photographer/Videographer | Mutfak Gurmesi

Jay Van Dam ’11
Photographer/Videographer, Retoucher at R3

Athena Torri  ’11
Fine Art Photographer |Represented at Deli Gallery

Opportunities for Students

  • Internships
  • World-class visiting artists
  • International Collaboration
  • INDEX

Work with our Career Services Center to prepare and guide you to finding an internship focused on your area of interest – we are here to help!  With networks around the region and the country, we help you gain exposure to professional best practices and practical application of your technical skills. We are constantly connecting with industry professionals to find new, exciting opportunities to put your skills to work and get a taste of real-world work demands. 

Every year we invite some of the best artists and industry professionals to Ringling to interact with our students. This includes renowned artists Platon, John Paul Caponigro, Emmet Gowin, Julie Blackmon and Canon Explorer of Light Photographers Vincent Laforet, Clint Clemens and Greg Gorman among many others.
Photography maps the world from many perspectives and we feel it is important to create as many opportunities and experiences as possible for our students to experience diversity outside of the classroom. In the past few years Ringling PI students have participated in international student collaborative projects and exhibitions with students and faculty from Finland, Belgium, England, and Costa Rica.

 

 
 

INDEX is Ringling College's promise to provide every student the opportunity to have hands-on industry experience before graduation by offering real-world projects with real-world clients. This pillar of the Ringling College experience, alongside Academic and Student Life programs, is an experiential education initiative that allows students to learn how to turn passion into profession.

INDEX represents one of Ringling College's core purposes of focusing on our students' futures in the creative industries and empowering them to thrive as creative leaders. By connecting students with leading brands and clients to develop creative solutions for business challenges, INDEX mirrors the most successful studios and organizations by bringing together multiple creative disciplines to blend artistry with emerging techniques, and to seamlessly integrate design, storytelling, and technology to produce work that is driven by strategy and supported by style.

INDEX opportunities are abundant and available through experiential learning in the classroom, the Design Center, Studio Labs, ART Network, the Makerspace, as client competitions and immersive experiences, volunteerism, internships, and elective courses.

 
 
 
 

Work with our Career Services Center to prepare and guide you to finding an internship focused on your area of interest – we are here to help!  With networks around the region and the country, we help you gain exposure to professional best practices and practical application of your technical skills. We are constantly connecting with industry professionals to find new, exciting opportunities to put your skills to work and get a taste of real-world work demands. 

Every year we invite some of the best artists and industry professionals to Ringling to interact with our students. This includes renowned artists Platon, John Paul Caponigro, Emmet Gowin, Julie Blackmon and Canon Explorer of Light Photographers Vincent Laforet, Clint Clemens and Greg Gorman among many others.

Join our official campus television network and learn to interview, shoot, produce, and broadcast meaningful content taking place on our campus and in our community. Support t

Richard and Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center

The brand new Richard & Barbara Basch Visual Arts Center sits at the center of campus, reminding everyone that irrespective of major, our students are artists first and foremost. Created with both our students and community in mind, the Visual Arts Center was designed and built to accommodate hands-on fabrication and art-making with its facilities for glass, woodworking, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and digital fabrication. While the exterior is visually stunning, the interior is designed for robust use— maximizing space, equipment, and collaboration.

Studios North

Studios North is a 10,000-square-foot facility exclusive for Fine Arts students’ use. It is located on the burgeoning, north expansion of campus. Seniors and Juniors have dedicated studio space, which allows them the security to work and create while having the support of a communal environment. The facility also houses painting studios, classrooms and soon another campus gallery for exhibitions and special projects.

Sarasota Art Museum

Sarasota and the surrounding community is a haven for arts enthusiasts with a rich culture that strongly supports the arts. We are in close proximity to many major, internationally renowned museums and cultural institutions such as: The Ringling Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Salvador Dalí Museum, Tampa Museum of Art, and the Sarasota Art Museum. Additionally, each semester the Fine Arts department spends time in Miami attending the prestigious Art Basel: Miami Art Fair as well as museums, private collections and cultural institutions. These annual events offer students the opportunity to see thousands of art works from all over the world just outside your door.

he arts community, spreading the word about both local talent and international artists and designers while gaining hands-on experience in TV production.

 

INDEX is Ringling College's promise to provide every student the opportunity to have hands-on industry experience before graduation by offering real-world projects with real-world clients. This pillar of the Ringling College experience, alongside Academic and Student Life programs, is an experiential education initiative that allows students to learn how to turn passion into profession.

INDEX represents one of Ringling College's core purposes of focusing on our students' futures in the creative industries and empowering them to thrive as creative leaders. By connecting students with leading brands and clients to develop creative solutions for business challenges, INDEX mirrors the most successful studios and organizations by bringing together multiple creative disciplines to blend artistry with emerging techniques, and to seamlessly integrate design, storytelling, and technology to produce work that is driven by strategy and supported by style.

INDEX opportunities are abundant and available through experiential learning in the classroom, the Design Center, Studio Labs, ART Network, the Makerspace, as client competitions and immersive experiences, volunteerism, internships, and elective courses.

Employment Opportunities

Photography + Imaging graduates will find opportunities across many different industries.
Here are a few examples of jobs that are available for our grads:

Aerial Photographer 
Architectural Photographer
Art Director
Art Educator
Automotive Photographer
Commercial Photographer
Curator
Catalog Photographer
Color Corrector
Creative Content Coordinator
Celebrity Photographer
Digital Asset Manager
Digital Technician
Digital Image Archivist
Digital Photo Lab Director
Director of Photography
Documentary Producer
Documentary Photographer
Environmental Photographer
Event Photographer
Exhibiting Photographer
Filmmaker
Fashion Photographer
Fine Art Photographer
Food Photographer
Interior Photographer
Image Archives Coordinator
Lifestyle Photographer
Magazine Photographer
Media Production Specialist
Medical Photographer
News Photographer
Professor of Photography
Photo Sales Manager
Photo/Video Editor
Photo Researcher
Photo Retoucher
Photo Studio Manager
Photo Stylist
Photography Historian
Photojournalist
Portrait Photographer
Print Quality Analyst
Promotional Photographer
Real Estate Photographer
Retail Photographer
Sports Photographer
Surveillance Photographer
Visual Stylist

Interlibrary Loan

Attention: Due to ongoing closures from our partner libraries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to fill most book or book chapter interlibrary loan requests. We will continue to do our best to process article requests in a timely manner depending on availability.

Staff

Director of Library Services

941-359-7582

Kristina Keogh

Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian

941-359-7583

Janelle Rebel

Technical Services Librarian   

941-359-7586

Janet Thomas

Instructional Design Librarian

941-309-0038

Claire Powell

Instructional Design Librarian

941-359-7671

Kayla Morrell

Archivist

941-309-4055

Alexandra Vargas-Fournier

Library Technician III (Cataloging and Metadata Assistant)   

941-359-7631

Lisa Martinez

Library Technician II (Periodicals and Interlibrary Loan)

 

Vacant

Library Technician III (Circulation Manager)  

941-359-7587

Tim DeForest

Library Technician III (Acquisitions Manager/Office Support)  

941-359-7584

Yolanda Coleman

Library Technician II (Circulation Assistant)  

941-359-7587

Sean Farrell

Circulation Assistant

 

Vacant

Circulation Assistant

 

Christina Song

Circulation Assistant Vacant

Borrowing

Patron Type # of Items Type of Material Borrowing Time
Student 40 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Faculty and Staff 40 Books 6 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 7 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* 7 days
Trustee, Alumni, Cross College Alliance, and  15 Books 3 weeks
Ringling College LibraryAssociation Members CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
PreCollege 5 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Local Teacher 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
Chartwell’s and Follett employees located at Ringling 15 Books 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
*The video game collection supports the research and teaching of the Game Art & Design program. Video games may not be checked out by Alumni, Ringling College Library Association members or Family members.

Spaces

The Alfred R. Goldstein Library features a wide variety of quiet, group study, and work process spaces. Looking for a quiet study area? Make your way up to the 3rd floor to look for a book in the Research Collection or peruse the new art magazines while relaxing in comfortable seating. When the weather is nice, you can take your coffee from Roberta’s Café on the first floor to one of the four terraces to work outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Looking for meeting space to get together with a group? Check out the group study rooms, which are available on all three floors of the Goldstein Library. The 10 group study rooms are available to students on a first-come first served basis, or available for booking by Ringling College faculty and staff for group and class meetings.

Library Hours

The library remains closed to all non-Ringling College visitors, including the general public and alumni, until further notice.

Library Services Hours (when classes are in session):

Monday -Thursday: 8 AM – 11 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 12 PM – 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 11 PM

Holidays and Breaks:
The Library is closed on holidays, as designated by the institution, and typically operates on a Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM schedule during breaks.

Ringling College ID Access Only

Please note a Ringling College ID is required for access.

Hours for the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center:

By appointment only from Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, no drop-ins. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Contact specialcollections@c.ringling.edu to schedule an appointment.

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Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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