Kara Gut, 2016
Kara Gut, 2016
Sheida Soleimani, 2015
Sheida Soleimani, 2015
Sarah Blanchette, 2017
Sarah Blanchette, 2017
Photography Philosophy

Qualeasha Wood, Black Madonna - Whore Complex, 2021

Photography Philosophy

Photography Philosophy

Where theory and dialogue feed practice

Photography is driven by technological innovation – it will always be a medium in flux. With unprecedented changes in the field over the past decade – from its democratization through smartphones to the emergence of sophisticated AI – the future of photography has never been less defined. In Cranbrook’s Photography department, students confront and explore these changes as they question the medium and speculate its future. 

Students find common ground in photography, but making, like thinking, is more a process than an end, and the medium is not the goal. Photography is a shared starting point to work through problems that go beyond any one method of making. Here, unrestricted material experimentation and rigorous critical thought create the conditions for meaningful discovery.

Chris Fraser

The Cranbrook Experience in Photography

Chris Fraser

The Cranbrook Experience in Photography

Student Work

Student Work
Akea Brionne (MFA Photography 2023)
Student Work
Julian J. Jones, Untitled Quite #9, MARKINGS, 2022
Student Work
Diana Noh, After Nine, 2022
Student Work
Katie McGowan, Grouping V, 2022
Student Work
Morgan Chandler Bouldes, Family Reunion, 2020
Student Work
Brian Kovach, Are You A Real Man, 2020
Student Work
Antonia Stoyanovich, Her Own Rodeo, 2020
Student Work
Sarah Thomas, Color Bunch, 2020
Student Work
Ashley Beatty, Fuck It Let It All Burn, 2019
Student Work
Jerika Tillman, Ludic Loop, 2019
Student Work
Ricky Weaver, Amazing Grace, 2018
Student Work
Jarvi Kononen, 2018
Student Work
Vincent Marcinelli, Trophy Son, 2018
Student Work
Anna E. Young, 2017
Student Work
Harrison Moenich, 2016
Student Work
Sheida Soleimani, 2015
Student Work
Ryan Debolski, 2014
Student Work
Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen, 2014
Student Work
Travis Hocutt, 2014
Student Work
Clare Gatto, Pinkscape (from Second Skins)
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