Justin Fondrie

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Art Photography


Justin Fondrie teaches all things photography and printing. Fondrie received his MFA in Imaging Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. He completed his undergraduate studies at Carroll University.  His photographic work largely encompasses experimental processes that invoke the ideas of memory, pop culture, and temporality. Fondrie exhibits his work regionally and nationally and has been featured in international publications.


  • BS in Photography from Carroll University
  • MFA in Imaging Arts and Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology 

Areas of Specialization

Digital Photography and Inkjet Printing 

Scholarly and Professional Achievements


Texas National, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 

Human Rights Exhibition, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA 

Midwest Regional, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN 

Rebel Rebel, HMVC Gallery, New York City, NY 

The World is Blue at its Edges, Bliss Gallery, Carroll University, Waukesha, WI  

Untitled Group Show, Art Connective Gallery, DePere, WI, 

15th Annual Alternative Processes Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, Soho, NY 


Artistonish, Issue #22, Discover the Artist, May 2022, Vancouver, CA 

Voyage Austin, Featured Artist, May 2022, Austin, TX 

Felicific Calculus Catalog, CEPA Gallery and Booksmart Studio, December 2021 

Friends of the Artist, Vol. 10, September 2019, p.58-61  

Service to Carroll University and Profession

  • Member of the Academic Quality committee 2022-Present 
  • Co-Faculty Member for Carroll University Art Club 2021-Present 
  • Head of the Photography Department 2020-Present 

What is your teaching style?

I provide a learning environment that engages my students with the opportunity to explore ideas and garner a curiosity with photography. Within the classroom I strive to promote lifelong skills for students. I focus on four main components as I engage students in any course I teach: historical perspectives and understandings, technical skill development, self-reflection, and critical analysis, to develop a rounded professional. Through these practices I hope students will encounter, be mindful of, and learn the willingness to appreciate different points of view through logic and others’ opinions.  

How do you make learning engaging?

To engage students in learning, when I introduce a new skill or technique, I first model it myself for the class, then we practice it together as a class in a supportive environment, and then students try it themselves on their own. I share examples of projects and discuss my thought processes and reflections on the outcome. Self-reflection and analysis are just as crucial to the field as gaining historical perspectives and technical skills. All projects are hands on through the process of image making, editing, and printing. After the project, the class engages in peer critique, an opportunity for students both to receive feedback and develop professional analysis skills. 
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