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Department: Visual Arts
Matthew Carlson teaches Beginning, Advanced, and AP Photography. He grew up in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, California, and went to a junior college before majoring in printmaking at Cal State Long Beach and then getting his master's in teaching from Pacific University. Carlson got his first full-time teaching job here at Ida B Wells-Barnett, and has been teaching here ever since. Although he first became interested in photography as it was transitioning from film to digital, he has always been drawn to the darkroom and feels very lucky to be able to teach film photography here. Some fun facts about him are that he has ridden an elephant, been to the great wall of China, and eaten goat soap!
Written byPriya Malempati, Intro to Journalism, Fall 2021