Sandra-Lee Phipps

  • B.A., communication arts journalism/photography, University of Georgia, 1983
  • M.A., studio arts and photographic and computer arts, New York University, 1997

"Being a mentor to young artists seeking to expand the conceptual dialogue and technical practice of photographic arts."

Sandra-Lee Phipps | Photography professor

Awards, recognition and honors

SCAD Presidential Fellowship


Society for Photographic Education, Student Photographic Society, National Press Photographers Association

Previous Positions

M.F.A. mentor, adjunct professor, Rockport College, Rockport, Maine; workshop instructor, Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport; adjunct professor, New York University, New York, New York; contract photographer, Getty Images; contributing editorial photographer and assistant photo editor, The Village Voice, New York City; independent film director/producer: projects aired on MTV and VH1

Publications and presentations

The New York Times, New York Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Interview, Vanity Fair, Reader's Digest, Organic Style, The Face magazine


  • SPE Conference, Trois Gallery, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2011
  • Arts Papers 11th Annual Art Auction Invitational Exhibition, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2011
  • Society for Photographic Education conference, "Grounded" exhibition, Tallahassee, Florida, October 2010
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, London, R.E.M. Photographic Exhibition, March 2008