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Joseph Gabriel Strickland


Assistant Professor of Photography & Digital Media


School of Applied Science and Technology

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Bristol Campus: Sells 206

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Joe Strickland is an educator and artist working within the photographic medium to document and present the constructed narratives found within architectural interior spaces. His work is typically absent of the human figure, but revolves around human presence and social commentary. Originally from North Carolina, Strickland earned his Bachelor of Science in Technical Photography from Appalachian State University. He worked professionally in commercial and retail photography for several years in the Charlotte area market before returning to academia to pursue an advanced degree.


Strickland earned his Master of Fine Art in Photography from Utah State University. He has returned to Appalachia to continue his career in the medium and lives in Bristol, Tennessee. His artwork is exhibited regionally and nationally and he continues to maintain an active professional presence. One of his pieces was recently selected for publication in the Anthology of Appalachian Photography by Sapling Grove Press.  Strickland is Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media and serves as Chair of the Digital Media Art & Design department at King University.


MFA Studio Art, Photography - Utah State University, 2012

BS Technical Photography - Appalachian State University, 2007

Courses recently taught

DMAD 2000 LECT History of Photography
DMAD 2900 LAB Project Lab
DMAD 2900 LAB Project Lab I
DMAD 3020 LECT DSLR/DSLM Video Production
DMAD 3030 LECT Advanced Lighting
DMAD 3200 LECT Imagery in Society
DMAD 3900 LAB Project Lab
DMAD 3900 LAB Project Lab II
DMAD 4900 LAB Project Lab
DMAD 4900 LAB Project Lab III
IDST 2200 LECT The Arts in Historical Context
PHOT 1010 LECT Photographic Foundations
PHOT 2010 LECT Digital Photography
PHOT 3010 LECT Lighting