Professor Linda A. Bourassa, soon to be an Emeritus Professor, has taught at Hiram College since the Fall of 1987 for almost 30 years. She teaches Digital and Silver Photography, Digital Film and Video, Digital Art, Contemporary Media and Entrepreneurship for the Studio Artist. She has a long resume of solo and group exhibitions of her specialty in Fine Art Photography. She has led student groups to the North Woods of Michigan, Florida, the South West, Los Angeles, England, France, Italy, and Australia.
While at Hiram College, Professor Bourassa has created different series of work related to the environment. She has shot metaphoric images of nuclear radiation and the sacredness of the lands it desecrates. Since then she’s been photographing in Florida at Cross Creek and down in the Everglades with an eye to the fragile ecosystem that is quickly changing due to development and the pounding of hurricanes.
As a professor, Linda Bourassa has shifted to teaching mostly digital photography and 2-D media and a beginning DV filmmaking course. However, she plans to continue silver photography by emphasizing processes from the 19th century in a large format course this spring. She is presently at work on “Entrepreneurship and the Studio Arts” for summer 2010 in order to help studio art students have a plan for keeping it going after graduation.
- M.F.A., Photography, The University of Iowa’s School of Art and Art History
- M.A., Film Production, The University of Iowa’s Department of Speech and Dramatic Art
- B.F.A., Experimental Studios, Syracuse University