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Christine Smith, MFA

Lecturer of Photography

Office Phone: (951) 343-4442
Office Location: ABPK 26
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
MFA Visual Art Azusa Pacific University 2020
MA Spiritual Formation & Soul Care Biola University 2013
  • Courses Taught

    • Digital Photography (PHO 105)
    • History of Photography (PHO 140)
    • Context & Narrative (PHO 415)
    • Studio Practice (PHO 433)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    • Photographic Identity Portraiture as a means to Cultivating Empathy
    • The Spiritually Formative Potential in Photographic Practice and Viewing

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    • “Pig Pen & the Christ: The Spiritually Formative Impact of Identity Portraiture.” Symposium on Faith & Culture: Art Seeking Understanding, 27 October 2022, Baylor University, Waco, TX.
    • “Looking at Death: Following Christ in Embodied Life." Biennial Conference, 6 November 2021, Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), Austin, TX.
    • “Female Photographers: An Exploration of Embodiment, Identity, and Gender." Biennial Conference, 14 June 2019, Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), St. Paul, MN,

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Christine Lee Smith is also a trained and practicing Christian Spiritual Director. She received her training at Biola University and specializes in working with artists and other visual creators.

  • Personal Philosophy

    "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matt. 11:28-30)