Institute for Arts and Media

Faculty associates

Faculty and professional associates of the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center: 

Edward Alfano

Professor, Art Photography, California State University Northridge


Edward Alfano has been a professor of Art at California State University, Northridge since 1989. During the past 30 years, Edward Alfano has pursued a career as a professional photographer and educator.  In 1999 he joined a group of LA photographers with an exhibit at the Akademie der Kunste in Berlin.  Alfano has exhibited in local venues in Los Angeles, as well as having solo exhibitions in Mexico City, Shanghai and Seoul. As a Professor of Art at California State University, Northridge, he remains dedicated and committed to his teaching, hoping to assist his students in fostering their enthusiasm and passion for the work they create. Professor Alfano is a Co-PI on our new grant project on Richard Cross.

Bae Bien-u

Professor in Photography, Seoul Institute of the Arts, Seoul


Bae Bien-U, a point of contact between the heavens and the earth, captures the point between the visible and invisible world. Bien-U has been greatly inspired by the pine trees in Korea, especially in the suburbs of Gyeongju. His imagery includes the architecture of Jongmyo (the ancestral shrine of the royal family); the landscape of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain; the Changdeokgung Palace; Hyan il am; Orum; Tahiti, mountains, islands, pine grooves; seascapes and landscapes.

Dave Blumenkrantz

Professor, Photojournalism, California State University Northridge

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While living in Kenya, Dave Blumenkrantz worked as a photojournalist and documentarian for various non-governmental organizations, including Inter-Aid International and UNICEF. As a freelancer, he was a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines in Kenya and elsewhere. Blumenkrantz taught photography workshops at the French Cultural Center in Nairobi, and conducted a training course in photography for former rebel soldiers in Eritrea. In 1992, he visited refugee camps in several African nations, compiling a documentary exhibition for the All Africa Conference of Churches. From 1992-1994, he ran an information department for the Undugu Society of Kenya, an organization dedicated to assisting street children and urban slum dwellers in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city.

Ringo Chiu



Living in Los Angeles, Ringo H.W. Chiu is a chief photographer for the Los Angeles Times Business Journal and works as a freelance photographer for the Los Angeles Times, Getty Images and Xinhua News Agency.
Born in China and raised in Hong Kong, Chiu graduated from Chu Hai College with a degree inJournalism and Mass Communication.  He earned his second B.A at California State University, Northridge with an emphasis in Photojournalism.

In 2001, he drove to New York City to capture the aftermath of the September 11th attacks.  Chiu has covered the flooding in Eastern China; the Sino-British meetings in Beijing; Amnesty for Chinese Illegal Immigrants in Macau; and the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China by the British.

His work has been published all over the world including the Hong Kong Express and the Hong Kong Sing Tao Daily and Evening Post. Chiu has received numerous honors such as winning Canada’s Photojournalism Photography Award in the Applied Arts Magazine Annual Contest 2007; Press Photographer Association of Greater Los Angeles’s Picture of the Year in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2010; and the Best Hong Kong News Photography in 1992, 1993 and 1994.

Ben Davis

Assistant Professor, Journalism, California State University Northridge

Davis served on the launch team for as an Interactive Producer/editor. He was the Washington Editor for NPR and a former Executive Producer for NPR’s Special Projects department. He also served on the Assignment Desk for ABC News in New York. He was a CBS reporter at WBTV News in Charlotte, N.C.. In 1992 he was a University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellow in Journalism. Davis has won numerous awards for journalism, including two Alfred I. duPont awards for broadcast. He graduated from Whittier College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and studied international relations at the University of Copenhagen.

Guo Genshang

Professor, Shandong Normal University, Jinan China

Guo Genshang is a professor at Shandong Normal University, Jinan China. Along with his graduate students he exhibited Hello Tibet – Exhibition of Photography Design Works at Cal State Northridge in 2011.

Hello Tibet

Hwang Son-Goo

Professor, Seoul Institute for the Arts

Dr. Jessica Kim

Dr. Jessica Kim is Associate Professor of history at California State University, Northridge.  She holds a PhD in history from the University of Southern California and specializes in the history of Los Angeles, urban history, and the history of the U.S.-Mexican borderlands.  She is also a public and digital historian with experience working on museum exhibitions, digital exhibitions, and documentary projects. One of her more recent projects includes contributions to “Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and the Los Angeles Basin, 1940-1990,” a digital exhibit that was part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Presents initiative and can be viewed at  Her forthcoming book, Imperial Metropolis: Los Angeles, Mexico, and the Borderlands of American Empire, will be published by the University of North Carolina press in 2019. At CSUN, she teaches course on the history of Los Angeles, California, and public and digital history. She has a passion for linking the study of the past with discussions about the present and the future and for engaging in public discussions about the meaning of American history. 

Lesley Krane

Professor, Art Photography, California State University Northridge


Lesley Krane grew up in Los Angeles, earning an A.A. degree from Santa Monica College (1987), a B.A. in Art from UCLA (1991), and an M.F.A. in Studio Art with a minor in Photography History from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque in 1995.

Krane began teaching in the Art Department at California State University Northridge in 1999 and has been a member of the full-time faculty at CSUN since 2002.  Committed to the practice of “slow photography,” Krane teaches her students to have a reverence and sensitivity for the medium.

Dr. Karin L. Stanford

Professor, California State University Northridge

Dr. Karin L. Stanford is a Professor of Political Science at CSUN and director of special projects at the Center. In partnership with the Institute for Arts and Media at CSUN, her most recent publication is a collection of historical images entitled, African Americans in Los Angeles. She is the author of several books and articles, including Black Gold: African American State Legislators in California; The Journal of Race and Policy Spring/Summer 2009 co-authored with Charles E. Jones; If We Must Die: African American Voices on War and Peace (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2009); and Breaking the Silence: Inspirational Stories of Black Cancer Survivors (Hilton Publishing, 2005. Her teaching interests are African American Politics, Race and Public Policy and Social Movements.