Framing the Landscape: A Photography Panel with Karen Bell, Keith Johnson and Stephen Johnson
Friday, January 22, 7pm
SVA Theatre
333 West 23 Street
Admission is free and open to the public

The American landscape is a vast and rich photographic subject that is constantly being explored and expanded upon by photographic artists. Please join the Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography Department for an engaging evening with three contemporary landscape photographers who each have extensive exhibition, publication, and lecture experience. Each artist will present their work and offer insights into the creative process and how working with digital technology has influenced their artwork.

Karen Bell studied with Lisette Model and Phillippe Halsmann in New York City and completed her MFA in photography at RISD. Her photographs have been exhibited widely throughout the United States and her work is in numerous public and private collections. Karen explores landscape textures and juxtapositions with the simplest of digital cameras and the greatest attention to detail (

Keith Johnson received his MFA from RISD studying with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind following a year at Visual Studies Workshop with Nathan Lyons. Keith is a consultant and manufacturers representative and is on the summer faculty at VSW, Maine Media Workshop, Penland School of Crafts and Jackson Hole Art Association. He has exhibited nationally with more than 50 solo shows in the last decade. His latest work delves into extending the photographic document beyond the single print using multiple images (

Stephen Johnson is a photographer, designer and teacher. His photographic work has concentrated on landscape projects that explore wild, endangered spaces, and human altered lands, while focusing on soft color and abstract design. He has also worked on refining the new tools of digital photography with the hope of empowering individual artists to use these tools to express their ideas (