I began teaching at Northern Kentucky University in 1975 and retired in June of 2012.   In October of 2012,  I was the recipient of the Spirit of Light Award, honoring a lifetime commitment to students and photography.


The photo program at NKU began with 12 enlargers in the basement of a house on the edge of campus.  The photo facility is now located in the Fine Arts Center in the heart of a growing campus with over 15,000 students. It was a pleasure to work with so many students and watch their work grow. I feel fortunate and privileged to have enjoyed this teaching position for so many years.


The photo program is in good hands with three committed photo-educators, each a strong photographer, fine teacher and wonderful colleague. Their hard work continues to help educate young photographers and move the photography program forward.

All work copyright Barry Andersen