Photography at Watkins College of Art

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Photography Curriculum at Watkins College of Art

Explore a range of high-end production processes as you focus your cultural lens and hone your design sensibility.

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Photography Facilities and Equipment at Watkins College of Art
Facilities & equipment

Numerous still and video camera technologies, studio and field kit lighting, fully equipped darkroom, and a digital imaging lab unleash technical and artistic breakthroughs.

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Full—and part-time faculty
along with professionals
in the field

Associate Professor and Chair

Associate Professor

Associate Professor and Chair

BA Studio Arts, The Evergreen State College
MFA Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design
Paris was born in Atlanta, GA, but at some point, has called Washington, Colorado, and California home. She has been photographing since she was 12-years-old when her father gave her a small Instamatic camera. She has continued the practice, but the cameras have changed. Several of her photographic projects have focused on community members in a small town (Sewanee, TN) and prisoners on Tennessee’s death row (with fellow Watkins professor Tom Williams.) Their work with prisoners has resulted in 11 exhibitions, including one at Apexart in New York. That work has also been featured in The Guardian, El Pais, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, and many other publications.

Appointed in 2003


Associate Professor

BFA Studio Art, Middle Tennessee State University
MFA Art, Montana State University
Following graduate school, Haston spent the next eight years in Chicago teaching at Columbia College before returning to Nashville. His shows include Paintings and Sketchbooks and Abstract Painting in Tennessee (Cheekwood Museum of Art), the Los Angeles Printmaking Society National Exhibition, The Portrait: An Investigation of the Self (Camberwell College of Art in London), Bacchanal (Appalachian Center for Crafts), Art Chicago, Intersection (Contemporary Artist Workshop in Chicago), Superstruct (PLUG Projects in Kansas City), and Up Close with Prints (Frist Center). Haston is the recipient of the 2016 Tennessee Arts Commission for painting and a 2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grantee. He is represented by Zeitgeist Gallery of Nashville.

Appointed in 2008

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