Larry Volk is a Professor of Photography in the Department of Visual Communications at Endicott College. He holds an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been photographic educator for over 25 years. As faculty in the School of Visual and performing arts, he teaches a variety courses in: photographic imaging, digital imaging and manipulation, studio lighting, portfolio and senior thesis. His areas of expertise include: documentary photography, location lighting and production, video and time-based production, photographic artist books, digital image editing and production, and fine art digital printing
As a visual artist, Professor Volk works with a range of photographic media in a variety of contexts. His most recent work, employing video and still imagery investigates the legacy of the holocaust in his family. Explored in the work are the contradictions found his family’s observance of traditional Jewish rituals of remembrance and the suppression of his mother’s history as a survivor of the Holocaust.
Rhode Island School of Design
Master of Fine Arts in Photography
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Awards and Accomplishments
Workshop: Making Work from the Archive: A Workshop on Working with Family History and Biographical Narratives, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Mass, 2017
Presentation: The Archive, Family History and Biographical Narratives: Framing a Holocaust Survivor’s Story, The Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Orlando, Florida, 2017.
Feeney, Mark, “Seeing Memories with More than the Mind’s Eye”, The Boston Globe, 24 February, 2017.
Feeney, Mark, “Identity and Memory on Display at the PRC”, The Boston Globe, 16 May, 2016.
No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Guide to Portfolio for Designers and Photographers, 2nd Edition, Co-Author (with Danielle Currier), published by Focal Press, 2014.
PHT116 Introduction to Photographic Methods
PHT 216 Photography 2
PHT202 Studio Photography 1
PHT260 Imaging and Manipulation
PHT325 Advanced Photography Seminar
PHT312 Advanced Photographic Methods
PHT411 Professional Practices for Photographers
PHT489 Senior Thesis 1
PHT490 Senior Thesis 2
PHT480 Senior Internship