Peter Fitzpatrick - Columbia College Chicago

Peter Fitzpatrick

Special Advisor for Community Engagement


Peter Fitzpatrick is an Australian artist/educator and former Chair of Photography at Columbia College Chicago. He currently holds the position of Special Advisor Community Engagement in the Office of the Provost and teaches the Photo Social Practice course in the Photography Department. Peter works with still and moving image, reaching across analogue and digital technologies. He has been involved in developing the teaching and research programs at the Photography and Media Arts Department at the School of Art, Australian National University and the Australian Centre for Photography. Peter has taken part in artist residency programs, festivals, education forums, and exhibitions in Australia, China, Czech Republic, Singapore, New Zealand, and the USA. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts Research at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in Sydney. Peter has received project funding from The Australia Council and Arts ACT. He has been involved with photography education and practice since 1989. Peter volunteers as the Education Director for the 501c3 Eyes on Main Street Inc. in Wilson North Carolina.

Instructional Areas

Still / Moving Image in relation to photographic practice. Narrative Structures and performance practice.

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Inkjet Printing Methods, Antarctic History, Photographic Social Practice.


B.A., Visual Arts - Photography University of Western Sydney 1987
M.F.A., University of New South Wales 2007