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Herbert "Lee" Jones III


Assistant Professor of Photography / Digital Media


School of Communication, Information, and Design

Office Location:

Bristol Campus: Sells Hall 212

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"To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt."

- Susan Sontag



Lee Jones is an educator of visual media.  His fine art photography work deals with themes of historical and cultural perceptions of the photographic medium. Originally from Bristol, Va, Jones earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Carson-Newman University. While pursing an advanced degree from Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Jones assisted and worked professionally in commercial, architectural, and editorial photography including an internship in the imaging department at the Turner Broadcasting company.  After earning his Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design, he returned home to continue his career in Bristol, TN. One of his pieces was recently selected for publication in the Anthology of Appalachian Photography by Sapling Grove Press.  


MFA in Photography - Savannah College of Art and Design, 2010

BA in Mass Communication - Carson-Newman University, 2006

Recent Publications and Presentations


2017, Roman Susan Art Foundation Gallery, Streetlight , Chicago, IL, Exhibition

2017, Roman Susan Art Foundation Gallery, Streetlight II, Chicago, IL, Exhibition

2017, Бартcелона  Gallery, More Than One . . . At Least Double , Belgrade, Serbia, Publication and Exhibition

Courses recently taught

DMAD 1500 LECT Introduction to Web Presence and Social Media Strategy
DMAD 1600 LECT Media Production
DMAD 2000 LECT History of Photography
DMAD 2200 LECT The Arts in Historical Context
DMAD 2400 LECT Introduction to Visual Rhetoric and Graphic Design
DMAD 2900 LAB Project Lab I
DMAD 3410 LECT Multipage Design
DMAD 3420 LECT Branding and Identity Design
DMAD 3900 LAB Project Lab II
DMAD 4900 LAB Project Lab III
PHOT 1010 LECT Photographic Foundations
PHOT 2500 LECT Advanced Digital Imaging
PHOT 3010 LECT Lighting