Erika Y Gentry

Photo of Erika Y Gentry Department Photography Department 
 Office Visual Arts 162
 Phone (415) 452-4823
 Mailbox V69
 Spring 2013 
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Spring 2013 Teaching Schedule

No teaching assignment for Spring 2013.

B.A., University of Oregon;
M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology

Professor. Gentry has been teaching at CCSF since 2001 part-time and full-time since 2006.

My goal in teaching is to help students push their creative vision, learn good technique and to celebrate and realize their own ideas.

Erika Gentry is a Visual Artist and Educator. She specializes in digital imaging, photography, education, multi media arts and fine art printing in the Bay Area. An early advocate of the creative digital domain, she has been teaching and presenting electronic arts and photography at the institutional, organizational and individual levels nationwide since 1996 and has been a consultant to many of the industry’s leading professional photographers as they converted from film to a digital work-flow. She has worked in freelance photography, magazine and book picture editing, art direction, advanced digital post-production, web design and as a curator and educator. She has taught one-on-one and group courses at corporations and colleges such as The Rochester Institute of Technology, The San Francisco Art Institute, Foothill College, City College of San Francisco and Rayko Photo Center. She is currently an Associate Professor of Photography and Multi Media Studies at City College of San Francisco and designs photography workshops in France.

Gentry grew up in Portland Oregon and received her bachelor of arts degree from The School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She completed her master of fine arts degree at The School of Imaging Arts and Sciences from New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology. Her personal photographic projects explore issues of identity as expressed through the use of technology. She exhibits her work internationally and serves on the National Board of Directors for The Society for Photographic Education (, the advisory board of Lensculture Magazine ( and is former Vice President to the Board of Directors for Fotovision.

National Board of Directors, Society for Photographic Education,
Board of Directors, Fotovision,
Co-Chair, Western Region, Society of Photographic Education,

French Language
String Instruments

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