David Bess, M.F.A.

Adjunct Professor of Photography

David Bess has had a camera in his hand for most of his life. He has operated his studio for over 35 years. He received a B.A. in Photography from the University of La Verne with Summa Cum Laude and departmental honors. He joined the photography department faculty the year following commencement, teaching courses that included topics such as introduction to digital photography, documentary photography, visual literacy, and photojournalism. In addition, he was responsible for helping develop and direct the senior project program for graduating photo majors. David would receive his M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Azusa Pacific University. He holds memberships with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), and the Royal Photographic Society (RPS). David’s work currently focuses on creating colorful abstractions with a sense of whimsy or humor.


M.F.A., Visual Art - Photography, Azusa Pacific University
B.A., Photography, University of La Verne