The Photography Program features a variety of studios including a large and well-ventilated darkroom (for traditional black & white developing and printing), a fully equipped lighting studio, a mounting and mat cutting room, a shared BFA student space, and access to facilities of other areas in the Art Department.
Our state-of-the-art computer laboratories feature drum film and flatbed scanners, a range of desktop and large-format archival pigment printers, and all are regularly updated with the latest imaging software.
While enrolled in related courses, students can check out a range of digital SLR cameras with accessories, 35 mm cameras, tripods, portable lighting kits, and large-format view cameras.
The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents exhibitions of historical and contemporary importance and related interpretive programs. The permanent collection, numbering more than 2,000 objects, includes strong emphases in American, European, and Asian prints and a significant collection of photographs.
Other Local Resources
The programs of the nearby Women's Studio Workshop, a nationally acclaimed artists book facility, include exhibitions, residencies, and studios in which artists work on projects in photography, printmaking, and book production.
The Center for Photography at Woodstock offers exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and internships in its nationally recognized photography program. Additional museum resources located in the area include:
- Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College
- The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College
New York City museums and galleries are only 90 minutes (83 miles) from the New Paltz campus, and are easily accessible by bus or train.