Sandra-Lee Phipps

Sandra-Lee Phipps

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
First year at SCAD:

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


Full-time educator and artist; Georgia Music Hall of Fame "Around the Sun" exhibition and purchase of R.E.M. archival prints for permanent collection

Awards, recognition and honors

SCAD Presidential Fellowship


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

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

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

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • PHOT 113 Photographic Foundations
  • PHOT 115 Black-and-white Technique
  • PHOT 219 Photography Project Seminar I
  • PHOT 324 Documentary Photography
  • PHOT 719 Photographic Arts I