Margaret Holland Adams

Assistant Professor of Photography
Degree programs: 
BFA Fine Art Photography
BFA Photography

Personal Information

Margaret Adams is an alumnus of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, receiving a BFA in Photography in 2001. She then received her MFA in Photography from Temple University. Margaret was awarded “Best Fine Art Photographer” Fotoweek DC in 2008. Along with teaching here at the Corcoran, Margaret also is a part time faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art and is a Freelance photographer.

Degree Title: 
College or University: 
Corcoran College of Art + Design
Degree Title: 
College or University: 
Tyler School of Art, Temple University

In 2011, Prof. Margaret Holland Adams curated Examinations in Light, a large-scale new media projection event for PROject/proJECT in Roanoke, VA. 


2008 “Best Fine Art Photographer,” FotoWeek D.C


Her work is included in both editions of The Book of Alternative Processes by Christopher James. 

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Prof. Adams is an artist and independent curator whose work crosses between analog photography and new media. She has studied at The Maine Media Workshops and under alternative-process masters Jerry Spagnoli, Mark and France Osterman, and Christopher James. Prof. Adams uses a view camera, toned silver gelatin prints, and appropriation video and sound to explore portraiture, southern vernacular, family, and the legacy of war. She is engaged in a three-year documentary film and book project entitled Full Cry. The project documents the demise of rural North Carolina due to suburban encroachment. A second installation project involves large-scale sculpture comprised of ambrotypes housed in a steel structure. This piece incorporates sound and video and addresses the death of her mother and the experience of hospice.