Muriel Hasbun at SAAM and with Corcoran student at LAYC workshop; Video screenshot SAAM/Tiph Browne

Teaching philosophy

I am committed to mentoring by example, and to creating educational environments that promote excellence and inquisitiveness in artistic expression. I communicate openly to students about my own thoughts and challenges, creating an accepting and nurturing space. I also expect a strong work ethic, informed dialogue, and a high level of performance. I bring an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, as well as an awareness of contemporary art practice and theory in a global context. By exposing students to a diversity of voices, artistic approaches and cultural experiences, students are invited to embrace a world where their own definitions of identity, place and representation are challenged and reinvented as they come into their own.

Hand in hand with teaching and developing photography curricula as Chair of Photography and Associate Professor at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, my work extends to engaging communities across borders and cultural divides in a dialogue about personal and collective memory and history. 

For a full listing of teaching experience and visiting artist lectures and workshops, please click here.

 

    The Washington Post Review of Academy 2012 
 



La Prensa Gráfica Article about Corcoran students in El Salvador & 2 Museums, 2 Nations, 1 Identity, 2012
   

Corcoran Press Release for 2 Museums, 2 Nations, 1 Identity, 2012

   

Art Museum of the Americas Press Release for 2 Museums, 2 Nations, 1 Identity, 2012 

   

City Paper Review of NEXT 2012 

 

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    The Washington Post Going Out Guide's Review of NEXT 2012 
    Washington Post Review of NEXT 2012 
   

Brightest Young Things Review of NEXT 2012

 

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Complex Review of NEXT 2012

 

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City Paper Arts Desk Best Photographs of 2011

 

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    The Washington Post Review of On the Lakeshore and Other Stories, 2011
    PDN: "Found in Translation" 2010
    The Washington Post Review of Fotoweek DC, 2010 
    The Washington Post Review of FotoViajeros, 2008
    Mexico Place and Narrative Class Blog 2012:Arroz y Frijoles
    El Salvador International Experience/Transnational Identity Class Blog 2012: Miramar
    Mexico Place and Narrative Class Blog 2011: 6 Mujeres 
    El Salvador Class Blog 2008: FotoViajeros