Bio

Peter L. Schmunk has taught art history for twenty-nine years at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he is Garrison Professor of Humanities. He regularly teaches courses on Medieval, Baroque, and Nineteenth-Century Art, on the History of Architecture, and on Art Historiography. He has recently begun teaching Digital Photography as well, an activity that stems from forty years of experience as a serious photographer. For Peter, photography is an endeavor closely connected with travel and exploration of the world around. An avid hiker, backpacker, backroad driver, and international traveler, he is constantly engaged by the challenge of interpreting visual experience in creative ways. Peter has exhibited his work at a number of colleges, museums, and galleries, and has published his images in a book on Spartanburg’s Cottonwood Trail. His current projects include the making of photographs based on concepts specific to music, a search for abstract images derived from industrial subject matter, and the development of multi-image compositions.