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Kevin Bubriski M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Photography
Surdam Hall 108
One Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764-1199
Email Address:
(802) 287-8259; Fax: (802) 287-8080

Transition and impermanence are part of our personal lives and the world around us. Yet we often feel we can capture and hold onto particular moments or experiences through photography. Photographs can do more than “capture”: they instill in us a curiosity about the complexity and diversity of our familiar world and teach us about unfamiliar worlds. In this way photography has the power to create bridges of understanding between people and places.

For thirty-five years I have had an enduring photographic connection with the Himalayan country of Nepal and over the past decade have traveled as well throughout the Muslim world on assignment. As a Vermonter I also find the photographic exploration of my friends, neighbors, and family equally compelling. In my own backyard I am a tourist– eager to explore through my camera the change of seasons, the subtle change in weather or the heart of an Echinacea blossom.

Teaching photography is like teaching a language where the basic rules, idioms, and pieces of vocabulary nurture the beginnings of photographic communication skills in a student. My goal is to encourage students to see photographically and to cultivate a sense of discovery of the visual world. The new and old photographic technologies are the tools that enable us on the journey of visual exploration and critical examination of issues and concerns that make us human and connect us to each other, to the environment and to the larger world.

Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
Masters of Fine Arts, 1997

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
Bachelor of Arts, 1975
Magna Cum Laude

Anthropology Film Center
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1981

Photography Grants & Fellowships
2010-11: Robert Gardner Visiting Artist Fellowship, Peabody Museum, Harvard University
2004: Hasselblad Masters Award
2001: Visiting Fellow, CTAH, Williams College
2001: Artist Residency, Anderson Ranch, Colorado
1999: Vermont Arts Council, Opportunity Grant
1994-95: Guggenheim Fellowship, Photography
1994-95: Asian Cultural Council Fellowship
1989-90: Fulbright Fellowship, Nepal, Research Grant in Photography
1988: National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant in Photography
1985-88: Nepal Photography Project, Film Study Center, Harvard University

Selected Photographic Collections
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

Teaching Experience
Green Mountain College, Photography 2010-present
Williams College, Documentary Photography, Winter 1993, 1996, 1999-2010
Union College 2007, 2009-2010
Hallmark Institute 2007, 2008 and 2009
Green Mountain College, Photography 1998-2000
Bennington College, Photography 1995-96
Harvard University, Introduction to Still Photography, Summer 1992
Oklahoma Arts Institute, Adult Institutes in the Arts, 1990, 1993 and 2003
Nepal Photographic Workshops, Fall 1991 -1993

Selected Photographic Publications
Aramco World, "Miniature Painters of Lahore" June/July 2009
Aramco World, "Mushaira: Pakistan’s Festival of Poetry" Sept/Oct. 2008
Himalayan Times, "Stark and Spare Bubriski" by Shweta Malla March 19, 2005 page 10
Nepali Times #238M , "Kevin's eye," by Aarti Basnyat March 11-17, 2005
The Village Voice, "Pick of the Week" August 15, 2002
New York Times, "Faces of Nepal: Photographer in a Far Land" by Phyllis Braff 1/8/89
Selections 4, The International Polaroid Collection, 1988

Film and Video Work
“Frontline”, PBS, “Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero,” 9/11 (portfolio of still images) "In the Name of Shiva!" Hi-8 video, Kumbh Mela, India 2001
"Seven Days in Tibet", Hi-8 video on Khampas of Gyalthang, Yunnan, China 1999
"Willow Park Carnival", Hi-8 video (winner - Vermont Independent Video Festival 1997)
Catamount Access Television S-VHS Productions July 1994 - 2000
"Swayambunath" and "Pashupatinath" VHS video productions 1991 and 1994
"Mr. Mike is on the Mountain" (Nepal advisor), British TV Channel 4 London, England, 1989

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