Loyola University Maryland

Department of Visual & Performing Arts

Photography Faculty

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Jon Malis he/him/his Photography Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Visual Arts

MFA, American University
John Malis' Personal Website

Jon Malis is an interdisciplinary artist investigating the representation and display of visual content, focusing on how various methods of presentation and production can alter the viewer’s interpretation, and experience of visual culture. He has been recognized with the National Photography Award from the von Lebig Art Center, grants from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, semi-final nominations for the Lumen, Sondheim and the Trawick prizes and a Panavision New Filmmaker's Grant. He’s exhibited extensively in the Washington, DC region, nationally, and internationally; reviewed in the Washington Post and City Paper; and featured on Maryland Public TV and PBS.

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Dan Schlapbach he/him/his Professor of Photography

MFA, Indiana University

Dan Schlapbach’s work has been exhibited locally and nationally. Mr. Schlapbach’s research interests include the history of photography, alternative photographic processes such as stereo photography and wet-plate collodion, and digital imaging. He received an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2008 and 2011.

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Heather Braxton she/her/hers Assistant Teaching Professor of Photography

MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art

Heather Braxton is a Baltimore-based artist, teacher, and activist. She is a full-time Lecturer in Photography at Loyola University. She earned her Bachelor of Art in Photography, Graphic Design, and Fine Arts from Western Connecticut State University. In 2016, she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Photographic and Electronic Media from Maryland Institute College of Art. Largely her work focuses on social, political and/or personal boundaries and takes form in photography, video, text, printmaking, book, and installation. She has worked with groups advocating equity, visibility, and equality in the arts over the past 8 years.

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Zak Arctander he/him/his Affiliate Professor of Photography

MFA, Yale University School of Art

Jill Fannon (Prevas)
Jill Fannon she/her/hers Affiliate Professor of Photography

MFA, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Teaching Areas: Basic Digital Photography

Self-portrait of Cyrus Feldman where he is taking a picture of his reflection in a mirror
Cyrus Feldman he/him/his Affiliate Professor of Photography

MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art

Natka Bianchini

Natka Bianchini, Ph.D.

A professor of theatre, Dr. Bianchini helps students discover what ignites their passion

Visual & Performing Arts
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Academic Opportunities

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Student troupes explore the world of theater, and gain production experience, and bring classic and contemporary works to life on Loyola's stage.