Pete Christman

Pete Christman

Pete Christman

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

"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."


Teaching photography at SCAD for 28 years

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

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

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

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • PHOT 114 Photographic Foundations II
  • PHOT 219 Photography Project Seminar I
  • PHOT 319 Photography Project Seminar II
  • PHOT 320 Alternative Photographic Processes
  • PHOT 475 Photography Senior Project