Luke Jordan

Lecturer / Academic Program Associate
Primary office:
Chalmers Hall


Luke Jordan has taught at the University of Kansas since 1988, and currently he is a Lecturer and Academic Program Associate in the Department of Visual Art, KU School of the Arts. He has been an active artist and teacher since receiving a BFA in Art and an MFA in Photography from the University of Michigan, and over the years, his work and effort as an artist and a teacher have become inextricably linked. 

His research is concentrated in photography and video, and in making work he has explored a range of issues, media, processes, and technologies. In addition to traditional darkroom and digital processes, his experience includes large format color photography, video installation, alternative/historical printing processes, and pinhole photography; more recently, he has thought a lot about Instagram and the influence Social media are playing in shaping photography. 

In addition to teaching, Luke works at the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art as a Specialist in Photography/Works of Art on Paper, providing his expertise to the SMA program known as Walk-Ins Welcome Fridays, and consulting on other issues related to photographs and the history of photography. Luke has also been the staff photographer for the KU University Theatre since 1997.

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