Deni Chamberlin

Teaching Experience

Associate professor at Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, Iowa State University,
Ames, Iowa. Summer 2011 – present, Assistant Professor: Fall 2005 - Spring 2011

Director of A Semester in Urbino, Iowa State University, Urbino, Italy. Spring 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022

Director of Multimedia Storytelling in Ukraine, Iowa State University and Lviv Media Forum. 2019

Fulbright Scholar, School of Journalism, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine. 2016-17

Director of Urbino Project, international multimedia program in Urbino, Italy, ieiMedia. Summers  2011-13

Adjunct lecturer for J354 Photo Editing. School of Journalism, Indiana University, Bloomington,
Indiana. Spring 2005

Adjunct Lecturer for J210 Visual Communications. School of Journalism, Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana. Summer 2004

Associate Instructor for S291 Introduction to Photography. Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts
at Indiana University,Bloomington, Indiana. Spring 2003-Spring 2004

Associate Instructor for J210 Visual Communications. School of Journalism, Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana. Fall semesters 2002-04

Instructor at Warsztaty Fotograficznej Hejbera, two-year photographic college in Sopot, Poland.
2000-2002. Visiting lecturer, summer 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010-14

Related Experience

Freelance photojournalist based in Poland, 1987-2002. Clients included: National Geographic,
The Economist, Forbes, GEO, Libération, Newsweek, TIME Magazine, New York Times Magazine,
US News & World Report, PepsiCo. International, Procter&Gamble, and International Paper.

Contract photographer with New York Agency Black Star 1989-present

Contributing photographer, Tygodnik Gdanski, weekly Solidarity newspaper published in Gdansk,
Poland, 1989-1990.

Staff photographer at The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado, 1983-1987.


MFA in photography from Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana. May, 2005.

Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1983.

Selected Awards

Fulbright Scholar Teaching Award – assignment to Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv Ukraine. 2016

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Early Achievement in Teaching Award, Iowa State University. 2009

Cassling Family Faculty Award for early achievement in teaching, Iowa State University. 2009

Top Creative Project for Screen Culture. Juried competition and presentation at AEJMC National convention in San Francisco, CA.  2006

Visual Proof Awarded First Place in group show by Roy Flukinger for selection from
Screen Culture project.  2004

Member of the Polish Art Photographers Union (second foreigner to be inducted into
the elite Polish artist organization, 1997)

Ross-Hazeltine grant in 1983 from Indiana University to start documentary project in Poland.

Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for flood coverage awarded to staff of Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.

Selected Exhibitions

SOHO National Competition, New York City. Juror: Susan Kismaric, Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York City.  2009     

Toledo Friends of Photography 2008 National Juried Photography Exhibition,  University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts, Toledo, Ohio. 2008
Noorderlicht 14th International Photo Festival : Material World, Group show curated by Wim Melis. Groningen, The Netherlands. 2007

Photography Now: One Hundred Portfolios. University Art Galleries,  Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2007.  Internationally juried group show.

20th Annual McNeese Works on Paper Exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 2007. Group show juried by Anne Wilkes Tucker and Clint Willour. Purchase award.

Screen Culture.  Solo exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2007.

Swope Art Museum 60th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition Group show at Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana, 2004. Award of Distinction for Gameboy from Screen Culture Project.
Juror: Nato Thompson.

Visual Proof Group show at The Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington, 2004.
Awarded First Place for selection from Screen Culture project.
Juror: Roy Flukinger.

Cream Group show at Dean Johnson Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana. 2004.

In Exile Solo exhibition at The Photographic Gallery, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana, 2003.

Sustaining Vision Group show at Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington, 2003.
Juror: Anne Wilkes Tucker.

Billboard Nation Awarded billboard publication of photograph in group show organized by Your Art Here and SoFA Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana, 2003.

Sopocki Sen Solo exhibition at Dworek Sierakowski Cultural Center, Sopot, Poland, 2002.

Road to Freedom Permanent group exhibition at the Gdansk Shipyard. Organized by the Center for Contemporary Art for the 20th anniversary of the founding of Solidarity, 2000.

Gates to Freedom Group exhibition organized for the tenth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Organized by the Center for International Relations and the Karta Foundation, Debis Haus, Berlin, 1999.

Kaliningrad Solo exhibition at Haus des Deutschen Ostens, Munich, and later traveled to Galeria Nadbaltyckiego Centrum Kultury in Gdansk, 1999.

Miedzy Wami Polakami Solo exhibition at the International Culture Center, Kraków, 1992. Also traveled to BWA Gallery, Torun; and the State Gallery of Art, Gdansk, 1992.

Polska Która Znam Solo exhibition at Polish Art Photographers Union Gallery, Torun, Poland, 1990.

Fotografie Dennisa Chamberlina Solo exhibition at International Book and Press Club Gallery, Bielsko-Biala, Poland, 1988.

Selected Publications

Kaliningrad,  Album accompanying exhibition in Munich, Germany and Gdansk, Poland
(44 color photographs) 1999

GEO: Baltic Sea Special Photographs of Gdansk, Poland and Jantar, Russia published in
special issue devoted to the Baltic Sea, 1998

Kaliningrad: Coping With a German Past and a Russian Future Photographs published in
National Geographic Magazine, March 1997.

Miedzy Wami Polakami Album published in 1992 by ZNAK publishers, Kraków, Poland
(94 black and white photographs).

Double Page, Special 1989 Un Air de Liberté Photographs in section devoted to the fall of
communism in Poland, Paris 1989.

© Deni Chamberlin