Princeton Appoints Sarah Charlesworth and James Welling Photography Professors

129020455 Princeton Appoints Sarah Charlesworth and James Welling Photography Professors

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“Pictures Generation” artists Sarah Charlesworth and James Welling have been named photography professors in the Visual Arts Program of Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts, according to a note sent out by the e-flux e-mail service. Ms. Charlesworth, who will continue to teach at the School of Visual Arts, will be a lecturer; Mr. Welling, who chairs UCLA’s photography department, will be a visiting professor for the fall.

Interestingly, the release emphasizes that neither “Charlesworth nor Welling was trained as a photographer, each having discovered the medium in graduate school after studying art history at Barnard College and painting at the California Institute for the Arts, respectively.”

Artist and writer Joe Scanlan, who serves as the director of the school’s Visual Arts Program, offered this in his statement:

I’m very happy with the arrangement we were able to work out with Sarah and Jim to help us move the study of photography forward at Princeton: “I’m very happy with the arrangement we were able to work out with Sarah and Jim to help us move the study of photography forward at Princeton. Sarah’s critical media thinking and Jim’s technical curiosity are welcome additions to the visual arts on campus.”

Congratulations, Ms. Charlesworth and Mr. Welling.