Tuesday, February 18th Program Night: Chris Broughton on Street Photography

Chris grew up traveling and remembers vividly taking his mom’s twin-lens camera for a five-week summer camp into the mountains of North Carolina with a single 12 exposure roll of film when he was eleven. “The precious 12 frames were mine to fill with the jewels of the summer. The quest to visually fill the frame has never stopped”.

Chris began his education at Oregon State University then completed both his BA and MS in Photography at Brooks Institute of Photography. He was honored to return to his alma mater and serve as a faculty member for over 20 years. One of the true highlights of teaching at Brooks was the opportunity to spend 10 weeks each summer, for five summers, taking students abroad to study in the “city of light”, Paris. He has continued the Paris journey for the last two summers with students from Mount Sant Mary’s University.

He currently teaches in the Graduate Film Program at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles; a History of Photography class at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster; and Photo Boot Camp through UCSB Professional and Continuing Education.

Because of his recent travels he has been working on a project entitled ‘Artist Portraits’ on artists working in Paris. You can see more of Chris’s work on his website

NOTE: We are meeting in the Bird Hall for this program.