Pete Christman

  • B.F.A., art history and sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, 1966
  • M.F.A., sculpture, Syracuse University, 1968

"I love to teach. After 28 years of teaching at SCAD, I am still excited when I get up in the morning to go to work. When I was offered a job to start a photography program at a college in Savannah, Georgia, that was in its third year of operation with 120 students and 10 faculty, I jumped at the chance. This was in 1982. Twenty-eight years later I am the longest-term faculty member at SCAD, the 'university for creative careers,' with more than 10,000 students and 700 faculty members. We did something right."

Pete Christman | Photography professor emeritus

Awards, recognition and honors

SCAD Presidential Fellowship; featured in PRINT magazine's digital photography annual; Gold Addy Award for Southeastern Regional Advertising; First Runner-up, Women's War Memorial Design Competition, Arlington National Cemetery


Society for Photographic Education

Previous Positions

Professor of photography, photography department chair, SCAD; assistant professor, Columbia-Greene College, Hudson, New York; Founders Day and alumni portraits, SCAD; freelance illustrator, Memphis Magazine; freelance photographer, Candler Hospital; owner, Silver Sun Studios

Publications and presentations

  • 2011. 7th Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition, East Carolina State University, Greeneville, North Carolina
  • 2010. "L'Union Fait La Force," Susan Laney Gallery, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2008. SCAD Photo Faculty Exhibition, Dimensions Gallery, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2008. "Classicism, Modernism, and Beyond," Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, Georgia
  • 2008. Southeastern SPE Members Show, River Club, Savannah, Georgia