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Cara Wade

Cara Wade

Associate Professor of Studio Art and Photography
Program Director for Studio Art

Email: cwade@sf.edu
Phone: 260.399.7700 x 8016

Sunlight, mysterious chemistry, precious metals…murmur
a few hopeful words, wield the camera like a magic wand,
and on a good day, you can conjure up proof of a dream.
I believe in wonder. I look for it everyday.
-Keith Carter, 1998

I first read these words during my own Introduction to Photography course. They aptly described the effect that image making was having on me; the sense of wonder I felt in seeing my image appear, before my eyes, on the paper. Magic. I feel that it is so important, as a teacher of photography, whether it is in the darkroom or digitally on a monitor, that I not forget that first feeling of amazement and instill in my students that incredible sense of awe that photography evokes.

Education

M.F.A. 2004 Photography
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

B.A. 1996 English
Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia

A.A.S. 1992 Education
Georgia Military College, Kingsland, Georgia

Area(s) of Specialization: Traditional, Alternative and Digital Photography, Victorian Literature. Minor Study in Music and Film Theory

Subject Areas Taught

Undergraduate:

Graduate:

Awards and Recognitions

Professional Memberships

Member, SPE (Society for Photographic Education)
Member, NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals)
Membe,r Center for Fine Art Photography
Member, Artlink, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Member, SCAD Alumni Career Network
Member, Center for Photography at Woodstock
Member, Motherlode Women’s Art Collective
Member, Texas Photographic Society
Member, Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Selected Exhibition Record

Solo/Small Group Exhibition Record (solo shows marked with an asterisk)

2013 

2010 

2008  

Selected Group Exhibition Record

2013 

2012 

2011 

2010 

2009 

2008 

Permanent Collections

Selected Publications

2012

Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Second Edition by Bob Hirsch, Focal Press, Page 14f.

2011

Elements of Photography, Second Edition by Angela Faris-Belt, Focal Press, Pages 250-251.

2010

American Photo, On the Wall, July/August 2010, page 30.
f-Stop Magazine, Group Show, Issue #39, February 2010.

2009

Contributing writer, Art Calendar Magazine, Volume 23, Number 7, July/August, page 6.

2008

Elements of Photography by Angela Faris, Focal Press, Pages 296-299.

Selected Presentations

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Community Service

Visiting Artist Lectures/Workshops / Juried/Judged

2012

2011

2010

2008

Cara Lee Wade’s Curriculum Vitae