Photography Facilities

Visual Arts Center

Housing the Photography and Art departments, this series of interconnected buildings was designed by award-winning architect Ricardo Legorreta.

Commercial Lighting Studio- The studio is designed as a complete working professional photographic studio, outfitted with state-of-the-art digital cameras and lighting equipment. The class instructor is a professional commercial photographer. Available equipment includes medium format and DSLR cameras, dual monitor Mac pro work station, iPad with CamRanger remote capture system, strobe and continuous light kits, seamless backdrops, super booms, stands, soft boxes, umbrellas, and much more.

The Anne and John Marion Center for Photographic Arts

  • Specialized darkrooms (including the gang darkroom and private darkrooms)
  • Alternative process studio
  • Digital studio
  • Commercial lighting studio
  • Framing and finishing studio
  • Classroom and conference room

There’s no point in giving you amazing space if we don’t also give you amazing tools to work with – we have a facility where students can take out cameras and lighting equipment of every shape and size (you just have to learn how to use them first). We’ve also got everything else you could ever need: medium and large format cameras, monitors, and more. You’ll learn how to use real professional gear to prove to the world you know your way around a camera, and all its accessories.

Beaumont and Nancy Newhall Library Located in the Marion Center

This non-circulating special collections library is one of the top informational resources in the United States on the history, aesthetics, and technology of photography. Highlights include: collectors

  • Private libraries of Beaumont Newhall
  • Private libraries of James Enyeart and Roxanne Malone
  • Smaller collections from notable publishers, photographers, scholars, and
  • First-edition landmark publications
  • Limited, signed, and inscribed editions
  • Multiple Exhibition Galleries

Thaw Art History Center

  • Faculty offices, classrooms, conference rooms
  • Visual Resources Center
  • Chase Art History Library

Chase Art History Library Resource

Include rare books and unique items for conducting research on the history of the arts, archaeology, anthropology, and history of the Americas. The collection focuses on:

  • Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican and South American art
  • Andean art
  • Native American art
  • Spanish Colonial art and architecture
  • Modern Latin American art
  • Council 241 Student Gallery
  • Student-initiated, student-run exhibition space
  • Student work showcase

Santa Fe Art Institute

Located right by the Marion Center, the Santa Fe Art Institute (www.sfai.org) offers:

  • Residencies for emerging and mid-career artists and writers (national and international)
  • Bi-monthly open studios
  • Master workshops and lectures
  • Internship and volunteer opportunities for students

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