Arts for Humanity! is honored to be working with renowned professional photographer, David Litschel. David is a talented, skilled, and creative photographer, who has taught throughout his career, including 15 years at Brooks Institute. David will be teaching creative photography classes at the teen program at the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara, an exciting and unique opportunity for these youth. David will also be photographing our ongoing classes at our Community Expressive Arts Programs. This is a wonderful and important opportunity for Arts for Humanity! and for the people we serve.
David’s photography can be viewed at his website, http://www.davidlitschel.com.
Bio: “David Litschel is a noted educator, author, and consultant to industry and education. He is also a travel and stock photographer providing images through Alamy Stock Agency in the United Kingdom and ImageBrief in New York City. His travels include many trips to Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.
For the past five years David and his wife Martha have been active traveling in Latin America. They have been on photographic trips to Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala and Paraguay. They have voluteered helping build houses for people in need with Habitat for Humanity Global Village in Latin America.
Until December, 2010, David served in the capacities of the Provost, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, and the Director of Education, at Brooks Institute with campuses in Santa Barbara and Ventura, California over a period of 11 years. Prior to taking his administrative role, he was a faculty member at Brooks Institute of Photography for 15 years. He is the co-author of two books on photography, Black and White Photography first edition published in 1994 and Digital Photographic Capture published by Focal Press in 2005.
He has been active in many professional organizations, including serving as President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA). David earned the Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Michigan and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Colorado where he was awarded Phi Beta Kappa.”