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Joan Powers

Joan Powers

Director of PhotographySenior Professor of Art

B.A., M.F.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY


Joan Powers’ work in photography spans over four decades. She has had more than two dozen one-person exhibitions and has contributed to numerous group shows throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. Her work has been reproduced in Time Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Star Ledger and Newsday, as well as in many books on photography.


Photography (darkroom to digital)


Solo exhibitions in Krasnoyarsk & Novosibirsk, Russia; Tokyo, Japan; Barrea, Treviso, Rivisondoli, Spilimbergo, Gubbio & Brescia, Italy; State College, Pennsylvania; New York City; Springfield, New Jersey; Milwaukee, Wis.; and Long Island

Group exhibitions in San Vito al Tagliamento, Pesaro, Abruzzo and Perugia, Italy; Pingyao, China; St. Petersburg, Russia; Indianapolis, Indiana; Isle of Wight, England; Seoul, Korea; Washington, D.C; Seattle, Washington; Summit, N.J.; and Long Island


  • Recipient, David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Long Island University


  • Member, Society of Photographic Education
  • Member, Professional Women Photographers
  • Member, National Association of Photoshop Professionals
  • Member, American Society of Media Photographers