Photography Alumni Accomplishments

2013 Accomplishments

Brittny Dayes (’08) is the Digital Media Manager at State of New Mexico Tourism Department. She was previously the Membership and Digital Communication Manager at SITE Santa Fe.

Eric Tillinghast (’09) had an August exhibition, Water/Nymph, on view at Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque, featuring 41 re-contextualized vintage postcards.

Helen Maringer (’12) exhibited in photo-eye gallery’s Staff Show in June.


Michelle Eckhardt’s (’12) work from her SFUAD Thesis show was featured in Ferus, a show mounted by Eggman & Walrus Art Emporium in Santa Fe June 1 to July 14.

Joseph Prince (’12) contributed photographs to the article “Pennsylvania Avenue in Brooklyn: East New York Residents Talk About the 2012 Election,” which was featured in The Huffington Post on Sept. 5. He is currently based in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Maria De Las Casas (’06) is a professional photographer who runs Ruta Fotografica and Maria De Las Casas Photography in Spain.

Melissa Inez Walker (’00) owns and operates Distinction Gallery, an online exhibition space, and is the CEO of ArtHatch in Escondido, Calif., a nonprofit retail gallery that features a range of work by local artists as well as artist studios.

Kirsten Gerdes Stoltz (’94) is part of M12, an art collaborative in Byers, Colo., that focuses on environmental installations in rural areas. She is also an independent curator.

Mark Mann (’93) is a practicing artist and photographer who has exhibited his work in galleries and museums across the United States, including the Laurence Miller Gallery in New York City and the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla.


Wendy Young (’99) had her photographs included in the 2011 Slow Exposures juried exhibition of photographs of the rural South. Her work was also on display in the exhibition “South” from Feb. 3 through April 27 at The Anne and John Marion Center for Photographic Arts on campus.

Eric Cousineau (’03) showed his work in the 2011 exhibitions “Motels and Motion” at the Governor’s Gallery in Santa Fe; “Life Support Japan” at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta, Ga.; and “Life Support Japan 4” at Wall Space gallery in Santa Barbara, Calif. Four of his photos were published in F-Stop magazine.

Jennifer Schlesinger (’98) was part of the group exhibition “Diffusion Volume III” at the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta, Ga., and she also showed with Verve Gallery of Photography at Art Chicago in 2011. Schlesingeris the director of Verve Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe. She is the co-founder of the New Mexico photography collective Finite Foto.


Frank Abruzzese (‘00) founded Cow House Studios, an artist-run studio in Wexford, Ireland.

Jennifer Schlesinger (‘98) served for four years as the assistant director of the Santa Fe Art Institute. She is the co-founder of the New Mexico photography collective Flash flood.

Jody Ake (‘94), a photographer in Brooklyn, New York, was one of the 2009 PDN Faces photo contest winners.