Greg Halvorsen Schreck, M.A.

Associate Professor of Art
On Faculty since 1989

Phone: (630)752-5266


M.A., New York University and the International Center of Photography, NY

B.A., in Commercial and Fine Art Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology

About Greg Halvorsen Schreck

Greg Halvorsen Schreck is fascinated by the poetic phenomenology of the photograph as he explores issues of race, place, diversity, and spirituality. His photography is connected to portraiture, human rights issues, land, community, and environmental concerns.

Greg has long been interested in alternative possibilities made possible by the epistemological shift from analog to digital photography. At the end of 2011, Greg unveiled the first collection of wooden Lambertian portrait photographs; the result of a long collaboration with physicist Mark Woodworth. Lambertian photographs are completely defined by light and shadow, without inks, emulsions, or pigment to define them.

Greg currently teaches digital and traditional black and white darkroom photography, explored through artistic, documentary, and community-based approaches. In his 28 years at Wheaton, he has also taught Art Survey, Film, Video, Technology, Advanced Studio, and Cinema classes. Greg also teaches a sophomore seminar to help students discern their artistic calling.

Greg’s students sometimes work on collaborative projects with community-based artists and designers. Recent projects involved torture survivors and refugees, primarily from Africa and the Middle East.

To see more of his work, please visit his website >

Courses Taught

  • Photography I
  • Photography II
  • Documentary Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Taking Pictures

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