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Photography + Video Faculty

Barry Underwood

Title Associate Professor | Chair of Photography + Video
Department Photography + Video
Phone 216.421.7329

Courses  Advanced Studio Lighting | Fundamentals of Studio Lighting | Image + Form I | Installation + Constructed Objects | Landscape Photography (EP) | Photo Major 3.1: Contemporary Color Photography: Theory + Practice | Photo Major 3.2: Visual Thinking in Contemporary Photography

Degree MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BA, Theater Arts, Indiana University Northwest; BA, Photography, Indiana University Northwest

Barry’s work can be found in the collections of The Akron Art Museum (Akron, OH), The Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH), The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), the Rockefeller Family Art Collection (Petaluma, CA), among several others. Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, in New York, New York; Johansson Projects Gallery in Oakland, California; and 1Point618 Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio represent his work. His photographs have been presented at many venues including The Museum of Contemporary Art, Ohio, Dorsky Gallery, New York, and The Suburban in Oak Park. Barry’s work has been reviewed in numerous publications and books including Land Art (France), the San Francisco Exploratorium’sThe Art of Tinkering, Color Magazine (CA), the London Times, Spectrum Magazine (England), Photo+ (Seoul), Picnic Magazine (Tel Aviv), and Vision Magazine (Beijing).

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Nancy McEntee

Title Professor
Department Photography + Video
Phone 216.421.7329

Courses  BFA Thesis + Exhibition | History of Photography Survey | Photo 1: Introduction to Photography | Photo Major 4.1: BFA Thesis + Research | Publication Photography (EP) | The Contemporary Portrait | The Fine Art of Silver Print

Degree MFA Photography, Bard College
BFA Photography, Cleveland Institute of Art

Nancy McEntee is a Professor of Photography at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from The Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Nancy is a recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. She was awarded a residency at The Burren College of Art in Co. Clare, Ireland for summer 2010. She has also received a Virginia Center For the Creative Arts Fellowship Residency and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. Her photographs are exhibited nationally and can be found in many public and private collections.


Jacob Koestler

Title Lecturer
Department Photography + Video
Phone 216.421.7329

Courses  Advanced Video & Digital Cinema Projects (EP) | Documentary Video | Experimental Film + Video Art | Video/Digital Cinema I: Screen Grammar | Video/Digital Cinema II: Sculpting in Time

Degree MFA: Photography & Integrated Media, Ohio University

Jacob Koestler is an artist and musician from Johnstown, PA. He holds an MFA from the Photography and Integrated Media program at Ohio University. His practice includes photography, video and multimedia installation. Koestler also composes live scores for his videos under the name Rural Carrier, and is a co-founder of My Idea of Fun, an art and music archive that features over 350 releases, including his own albums and photography books. Koestler’s artwork has been exhibited and published throughout the United States and internationally. He currently lives and works in Cleveland, OH, where he is a lecturer in the Photography and Video Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art.


Joseph Minek

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Photography + Video
Phone 216.421.7358

Courses  Hybrid Approaches to Drawing + Painting: Digital Media | Photo 1: Introduction to Photography

Degree MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University
BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

Joseph received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Photography & Film from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Joseph has exhibited his work nationally in spaces such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Gallery 1of1, Denny Gallery, and Capital One Headquarters. Joseph is currently focusing on his studio practice dealing with the possibilities of photographic material.

Amber Ford

Amber Ford

Title Technical Specialist
Department Photography + Video
Phone 216.421.7329

Amber N. Ford is a photographer based in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art, where she currently works full time as the Technical Specialist for the Photography + Video Department. While attending CIA, she also explored video and printmaking. Her work generally focuses on race.

Laura Paglan

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Photography + Video

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