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Art & Art History
University of Mississippi

Imaging Arts (New)

Students become experts at using image-based works, both analog and digital. They learn both established and experimental techniques of photography, lighting, and digital arts while refining their personal visual language as an expressive tool. Balancing commercial and fine-arts applications of imaging, they build a flexible foundation for multiple careers.  

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Meet Blythe Summers (BFA in Art, emphasis in imaging arts ’20), president of The Clicks student organization.

“Wildlife photography has always been my favorite even though that’s not what I focus on at all, but my love for the environment still shines through in my work. Photography was just a great way for me to make my passion an art form.” 


Meet the Faculty

The imaging arts studio is headed by Brooke White, Professor of Art, whose work about the landscape, nature and our response to place has been exhibited nationally and internationally. The conceptual framework of her projects is consistently driven by the politics of place, memory and time, and the role they play in establishing identity. In her focus on the land, nature is always the central figure where histories are established.

Valerie Guinn Polgar, Visiting Assistant Professor of Imaging Arts, is an interdisciplinary new media artist who uses video, animation, and physical computing to create digital and interactive works. 

Rebekah Flake, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art & Instructor of Art History is a Canadian-American artist using lens-based media and curation to explore migration narratives and the psycho-social effects of borders.

Brooke WhiteBrooke White

Brooke White

Professor of Art
Area Head of Imaging Arts
Meek 257 | 662-915-6645


Rebekah Flake

Rebekah Flake

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art & Instructor of Art History
Imaging Arts
Meek 145


Valerie Guinn Polgar

Valerie Guinn Polgar

Visiting Assistant Professor
Imaging Arts/Graphic Design
Meek 145