School of Photography Faculty

Tamara Hubbard
Online Director
School of Photography

Tamara Hubbard is a fine art photographer and educator based in Northern California. She has worked for the Academy of Art University since 2007, and has been in her role of Associate Director of Online Photography since 2010. Her educational emphasis as an instructor includes travel photography, photography concept, and portfolio development. As an instructor online, she has had the unique opportunity to work with students from six continents and countless countries, guiding students in achieving their individual goals in the field of photography. In addition to immersion as an instructor in the program, Tamara oversees the graduate-level photography curriculum, serves as the MFA Thesis Committee Chair and is the School of Photography Study Abroad Coordinator. She received her MFA degree in Photography from the Academy of Art University with top honors in 2007, and continues to be active as an exhibition juror and community art advocate.

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MFA Thesis Chair, School of Photography, Academy of Art University 2010-present

  • Associate Director, School of Photography, Academy of Art University 2010-2023
  • Online Faculty, School of Photography, Academy of Art University, 2007-present
  • Author, 20+ online courses, School of Photography, Academy of Art University
  • Italy Study Abroad Coordinator and Instructor, Academy of Art University / SRISA 2017-present
  • Award-winning Fine Art, Travel, and Food Photographer
  • Solo Exhibitions include: Morris Graves Museum of Art, Bohemia Art Gallery, Mobius Gallery
  • Fine Art & Documentary Portfolio Reviewer and Creative Mentor
  • Gallery Exhibition Curator and Juror


Museum and Gallery Presentations include: Photography Concept: Beyond the Subject, and Urban Abstracts | Morris Graves Museum of Art

Pearson Education Publishing, Digital Educational Supplement Consultant & Content Contributor

Member: Society for Photographic Education (SPA), American Photographic Artists (APA), Humboldt Arts Council (HAC), Redwood Art Association (RAA), Fire Arts

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