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Lorenzo Triburgo holds a 2002 Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study in Photography and Gender Studies, and earned a 2005 Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

As a fine artist Triburgo believes that photography is a complex, subjective medium often mistaken as objective; misunderstood as portraying truth and evidence.  He consistently confronts the overlapping ideas of American identity, what is truly ‘real’, and photography's critical role in framing and constructing our understanding of notions of identity and reality.

Triburgo's photographs have been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Philadelphia and abroad. He has work in the permanent collection at the Portland Art Museum, has been awarded the Aaron Siskind Grant and has been written about in various web and print journals including The Fine Art Issue of Photo District News and The Huffington Post.

Teaching Philosophy:
The issues of representation, technical progress and communication specific to photography create a unique opportunity for an integrated arts education that examines the historical and contemporary implications of the medium through a variety of academic lenses including Psychology, Philosophy, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Environmental Science. It is, therefore, my teaching method to incorporate these various fields of study in my curriculum. I believe that couching technical exercises in theoretical knowledge and the language of photographic analysis is crucial to an education in photography that enables students to create thoughtful, challenging and technically proficient images and written work.