MFA Yale University, 2013
BFA Columbia College Chicago, 2004
Justin Schmitz is a Chicago based Photographer. He is the recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, The Tierney Fellowship,City of Chicago CAAP Grant, Albert P. Weisman Scholarship, and The Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Scholarship. A collection of his work was part of the Mid-West Photographers Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. He was runner-up for the Photography Book Now Prize, and a finalist for the Honickman First Book Prize
Schmitz is the Instructor of Photography at McHenry County College. This website is meant to serve both his students and anyone interested in understanding how photography works. The goal of this project is help you understand how photography works so you can start making photographs in a profound and meaningful way. I imagine a world full of image literate, visually conscientious and photographically sensitive human beings. 
His photographic work can be seen at
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