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Stephanie L. Paine, Associate Professor of Photography

Stephanie Paine is a visual artist and teaches photography in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Louisiana of Lafayette.


She explores a range of photographic techniques that often merge digital and traditional processes and include hand-built and altered cameras. She is motivated by the history of photography as it relates to technological developments, and utilizes the medium's distinct processes to investigate various conceptual outcomes of photographic images. 


Her work is rooted in the land and the psychological pull of the natural environment. She is also interested in the human experience in reference to the physical body and occupation of space.

Stephanie was raised in Michigan, and attended university at the cusp of digital photography, learning primarily film and darkroom processes. She earned an MFA degree from Purdue University, and soon after taught photography courses in Istanbul for over five years. She has been an artist in residence in Iceland, Finland, and Bulgaria.

She has shown nationally and internationally at leading gallery spaces including, the Ogden Museum of Southern Arts in New Orleans, the Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University, and the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado. She earned honorary mention for the 18th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers.



MFA in Photography & Related Media, Purdue University


BFA in Photography, Saginaw Valley State University



18th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, Honorary Mention

Educating for Equity Fellowship, University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Art Now: Photography, Ann Arbor Art Center, Michigan

Second Place


The Environment and Social Activism, NY Photo Curator Global Photography Awards

Honorary Mention

Contemporary South 2019, VAE Raleigh, North Carolina

Second Place



Post, Morgan. “Alternative Photography for the Contemporary Photographer:

A Beginner’s Guide”

Routledge, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-367-60902-3

Part I: Lens(less)-Based Imagemakers, Pages 7 - 10, 


Full Bleed: Adaptation, Issue 05, 2021

Maryland Institute College of Art, ISSN 2572-651x

Pages 38 - 45, and front and back covers

Artscope Magazine, Volume 16, Issue 2, May & June 2021

“Featured Gallery: Turmoil and Transformation at the Hera”

Quincy, Massachusetts, Boston Publishing House LLC, ISSN 1932-0582

Pages 37 - 39


Hoagland, Sadie. “American Grief in Four Stages”

West Virgina University Press, Morgantown, 2019, ISBN 978-1-949199-21-5

Back Cover, Author Portrait

Art Maze Magazine, Summer Edition, Issue 13, 2019

Park Communications Ltd., London, ISSN: 2399-893X

Page 103




Stop.Drop.Roll., Public Installation, Razklon Gallery, Tsarino, Bulgaria



Biosphere, Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery

Light, A Smith Gallery (online)

37th Annual International Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, UT-Tyler


Contemporary Art Survey, The Lincoln Center, Colorado

Twenty Years of Marais Press, The Hilliard Art Museum, Louisiana 

Photography Without a Lens, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

Turmoil and Transformation, The Hera Gallery, Rhode Island

Sunshine Prints, New Orleans Photo Alliance, Louisiana

23rd Annual Rio Brazos Juried Exhibition, Dora Lee Langdon Center, Texas

Star Children (invitational),Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University

Waterloo Photography Invitational, Photocentric Gallery, Ohio,


Art Now: Photography, Ann Arbor Art Center, Michigan

13th Annual Open Juried Photographic Exhibit (online), Cary Photographic Artists

Midwest Queeritivities, The Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Louisiana Contemporary 2020, Ogden Museum of Southern Arts, New Orleans


The Red Show, Core New Art Space, Colorado

Center Forward, Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado

RE: The Social Policing of Gender and the Criminalization of Queerness

        Amos Eno Gallery, New York

Contemporary South 2019, VAE Raleigh, North Carolina

21st Annual Krappy Kamera Competition, SoHo Photo Gallery, New York


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