Malcolm Lightner

Malcolm Lightner
Malcolm Lightner is a professional photographer as well as an instructor in the BFA Photography department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In addition, he has been the Career Counselor for over three years at SVA where he has coordinated and developed a variety of presentations aimed at young artists during their early stages of establishing a career in the arts community. His knowledge of the contemporary photography climate stems from his professional experience as a photographer in addition to his academic involvement in the greater photographic community. His photography is represented by several galleries in New York City and has been exhibited throughout the US and abroad. Various interviews and features have appeared in publications including Photo District News, Visual Arts Journal, Photography in New York and Insight. Malcolm is a regular attendee of several major photographic conferences including the Society for Photographic Education. Malcolm practices what he teaches and is an advocate for inspiring in others the sense of self-confidence and motivation required for a successful career.

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The best money I've ever spent. I'm a beginning photographer and I wanted an overview to enable me to start thinking about how I could frame my career. This was perfect. I highly recommend it! -- Craig Seymour, Assistant Professor

"Malcolm's class was excellent -- informative, thorough and encouraging. He is very approachable and knowledgeable. I left armed with tons of ideas for how to take my photography to a new level!" -- Anna Maslakovic, freelance writer/photographer

"Malcolm was well-organized and resourceful. His resources were excellent and he made sure he answered all questions, gave attendees time to ask questions, and was willing to look at work that people had brought. I will definitely consider taking another class with Malcolm in the future." -- Lana Bortolot, freelancer

"Malcolm is an excellent instructor who combines in-depth professional knowledge with a natural talent for communicating with students. I got from his class real world knowledge of how the photography industry works that I'll be able to apply to my efforts developing a photography career. -- Eleanore Anderson, freelancer