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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 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 during the shift to digital photography, however, learned film and darkroom processes. She earned an MFA degree from Purdue University, and soon after taught photography courses in Istanbul at Sabanci University 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, and has been included in the first edition of "Alternative Process Photography for the Contemporary Photographer" by Morgan Post, Routledge, New York, 2022. 


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