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Christopher Dant

Christopher Dant
Title: Assistant Professor
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Office: Dahlonega
Website: https://www.chrisdant.com
Areas of Expertise: Digital Photography, Film Photography, Digital Printing and Output, Darkroom Printing and Film Developing, Studio Lighting, Alternative Photographic Processes, Photographic History

Overview

Chris Dant helps oversee the photography area at the University of North Georgia. He explores the ideas of empathy, shared experience, family history and loss through the use of the photographic medium. Chris received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas in 2012 and his Master in Fine Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2016. In 2015, he was commissioned by the South Bend Museum of Art to travel around the state of Indiana and photographically document the still existing projects constructed by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) in the 1930s and 40s. In addition, Dant has recently exhibited his work in New York City and received the Walter R. Beardsley Award for Best in Show, for his MFA Thesis Exhibition, Worthy Sons, from the Snite Museum of Art in Notre Dame, Indiana. After graduate school, Chris found his way back to the University of North Texas, where he held an adjunct position teaching the Introductory and Advanced Darkroom courses. In the spring of 2017, he accepted the position of assistant professor of photography at the University of North Georgia.

Courses Taught

  • ART 3800 - Film Photography I
  • ART 3810 - Digital Photography I
  • ART 4800 - Medium and Large Format Photography
  • ART 4810 - Digital Photography II
  • ART 1020 - Two-Dimensional Design & Color Theory

Education

  • M.F.A., Studio Art (Photography), University of Notre Dame
  • B.F.A., Studio Art (Photography), University of North Texas

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