Department of Art and Design
Associate Professor, Photography
Office: Conley Art Room 239
Phone: 559 278-9125
Neil Chowdhury thinks in images.
He uses the camera to explore the relationships between individuals, their societies, and environments. Since 2001 he has concentrated his creative efforts on documenting and interpreting the process of discovering his Indian heritage.
Mr. Chowdhury is an assistant professor of photography at California State University, Fresno. He was assistant professor and director of the photography program at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York from 2006-2013. He has taught a study abroad course to India through the University of Connecticut; was full time assistant professor of photography at Zayed University, Dubai, The United Arab Emirates; and has taught classes at Light Work Community Darkrooms, Syracuse, NY; the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan; and at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he earned an M.F.A. in photography.
In addition to an active local, national and international exhibition record, Chowdhury has attended a number of notable juried artist in residency programs, including Saltonstall, Ithaca New York; The Hungarian International Artist Residency Program, Budapest, Hungary; and Galichnik Art Colony, Galichnik, Macedionia.
Chowdhury also worked for several years as an industrial photographer for Ford Motor Company, and accepts freelance travel, editorial, and commercial photography assignments in addition to his work as a fine artist and educator.