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Ron Herman, MFA

Photography, Honors Instructor

Fine Arts and Communication Division

(650) 949-7082


Foothill campus
Office: 6004
Office Hours:
By Appointment. Monday / Wednesday 12:30-1:30 PM

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Ron Herman, MFA is an award-winning educator and Chair of the Photography Department at Foothill College, where he has been teaching since 1997. He has photographed for Polo Ralph Lauren and Spiegel, and his work is included in such collections as the Fototeca de Cuba, Kinsey Institute, Snite Museum, and the South Bend Regional Museum of Art. Herman received his MFA from the University of Notre Dame, and has lectured on his work and digital imaging technologies at Cornell, Stanford, and Yale Universities. He has been empowering students through visual storytelling, and shows them how the stories they tell can change perceptions and even make people more tolerant. In 2016, he was awarded a Fulbright to research religious diversity in Senegal, a country where the Muslim majority peacefully coexists with the Christian minority. In his photographic series, "Messengers of Peace," Herman focuses on the Muridiyya, Senegal’s most influential brotherhood, whose doctrine of pacifism, prayer and work offers a counter narrative to the Muslim stereotypes dominating mainstream media.

Last update: 2019-10-03
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