Photography Faculty

Ron Brignac
Ron Brignac
Area Coordinator, Photography

Ron Brignac grew up in Seattle and serves as Area Coordinator of Photography at DCAD. A teacher and a working artist, Ron has received numerous grants, exhibited and lectured across the region. In 2009, Ron received a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts to continue with his project of photographing people in their environment.

David Norbut
David Norbut
Faculty - Photography, CE - Photography

David Norbut is a portrait and music photographer with an intense passion for shooting street and documentary work. His photographs have been published in The Guardian, The New York Times, Huffington Post and have been exhibited in several galleries around the globe. David is drawn to capturing the raw beauty of the people he meets and the environments surrounding us. He is based in Wilmington, Delaware.

Dustin Ream
Dustin Ream
Adjunct Professor , Photographer
Kathleen Buckalew
Kathleen Buckalew
Instructor, Continuing Education, Photography

Photographer Kathleen Buckalew began her work as a photographer for the Design & Exhibition Department of the National Gallery of Art. She has won numerous awards for her work, including a fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts; a resident fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and was named the McKinstry Scholar by the Delaware Heritage Commission in 2005 for her continuing work on her project of documenting farmers in Delaware (now in the process of becoming a book). Kathleen has exhibited her work across the U.S.

In 2011, Ms. Buckalew was one of the artists included in the book, “100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley.” She is a member of the Diamond State Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, the Delaware Press Association, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Center for the Creative Arts, and is an active member of a group she co-founded, called the Brandywine Photo Collective.

Currently, Ms. Buckalew is the staff photographer for the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE.

Leon Syfrit
Leon Syfrit
Adjunct Professor, Photography

Leon Syfrit is a photographer who works in the Greater Philadelphia and Tri-State area. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia History Museum, the Free Library of Pennsylvania, and the University of Maryland hospital. Leon is also the recipient of an Artist Fellowship Grant awarded by the Delaware Division of the Arts for 2014.

Randle Reed
Randle Reed
Faculty, Continuing Education, Photography

Randle curated the Student Gallery at DCAD for two years. Randle has experienced the wide spectrum of trade that photography has to offer, from working as a wedding photographer, to assisting an editorial photographer for Paper Magazine. Randle had his first solo show, 1.76, in Brooklyn, NY this past spring. He works primarily large format and digital captures simultaneously.

Sharon Koelblinger
Sharon Koelblinger
Adjunct Professor, Photography

Her work explores the relationship between sculpture and photography through documenting hand-constructed tableaus and manipulating the physical presentation of the photograph. Koelblinger has participated in exhibitions in New York City, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Chicago; and has most recently exhibited her work at Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia and the Phillips Museum in Lancaster, PA. She has attended residencies at The Bakery Photographic Collective in Portland, ME, The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and is currently an artist member at Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.