Jonathan Wayne, Associate Professor/Faculty Coordinator
Jonathan Wayne has taught photography at Tri-C since 2003. His background in forestry and geology informs his photographic and sculptural works.
In addition to the 2011 Creative Workforce Fellowship Grant, Wayne is a recipient of the 1997 Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant and the 2007 Maine College of Art Roderick Dew Travel Grant. He also received a Golden Light Award from the Maine Photographic Workshop in 1997.
Wayne holds a BFA in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in studio art from the Maine College of Art in Portland.
Daniel Levin, Associate Professor
Daniel Levin is a photographer, curator and conceptual artist. A professor of photography at Tri-C since 2002, he regularly speaks on topics related to society and the arts.
Levin's works include Amnon Weinstein: The Luthier Who Returned the Violins of the Holocaust to the Living; Perspectives Examined via the Site-Specific Camera Obscura; Organizational Successes and Failures of Post-Katrina Mississippi; Fatherhood; Walls as Metaphor for Divided Philosophies; and an art film titled The Root: From Dishes to Synapses.
He has been commissioned to make portraits of many well-known figures such as President George H.W. Bush, I.M. Pei, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Jann Wenner, Governor Mario Cuomo, Martin Sheen and Senator John Glenn.
Levin holds a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA in visual art from the Vermont College of Fine Art.
Alison Brady, Adjunct Faculty
Alison Brady recently returned to her hometown of Cleveland after 15 years in Brooklyn, New York. Since completing her MFA in photography, video and related media at NYC's School of Visual Arts, she has done dozens of solo and group shows praised by New York Magazine, Time Out and The New York Times.
In 2007, Brady was named one of the world's top emerging artists by the Saatchi Gallery in London. Her photography is featured in private and public collections, including Elton John's personal collection and the West Collection.
In addition to her studio work, she has directed photo shoots for a number of commercial and editorial clients including Marc Jacobs, Tom Tom Magazine and LADYGUNN. She continues to exhibit nationally and internationally.
Yiyun Chen, Adjunct Faculty
Born and raised in Guangdong, China, Yiyun Chen explores the use of image, moving image and text in his art. His creative work has been featured in more than 15 exhibitions and garnered numerous awards and scholarships. He received an honorable mention from the International Photography Awards in 2016, and his artwork was included in an exhibition in Rome in 2017.
Chen holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cleveland State University and an MFA in photography and related media from Rochester Institute of Technology. He was invited into the post-baccalaureate program at Cleveland Institute of Art, where he continued his studies in photography and video.
Joshua Foster, Adjunct Faculty
Joshua Foster grew up in Willoughby, Ohio, and moved to New Hampshire after graduating from Mount Union College. He worked as a carpenter for a little over a decade before returning to Northeast Ohio to pursue a photography career. He enrolled at Tri-C and graduated magna cum laude with an Associate of Applied Business degree in photography.
After completing an internship at Kalman & Pabst Photo Group, Foster began working as a freelance photographer. Today, he is a full-time photographer for Arhaus. He also teaches photography and Photoshop courses at Tri-C. In his free time, he enjoys flying kites and fishing.
Steven Mastroianni, Adjunct Faculty
Steven Mastroianni is an artist, photographer and musician living and working in Cleveland. As a professional photographer, he works in both digital and traditional film media, specializing in portraits and events.
His artwork, which combines elements of drawing, printmaking and photochemical-related techniques, has been exhibited in many regional galleries. His work is included in the collections of University hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic, as well as many private collections.
View Mastroianni's artwork at stevenmastroianni.com.
Joseph Minek, Adjunct Faculty
Joseph Minek is an artist and educator based in Cleveland Ohio. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in spaces such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Galerie Kornfeld, Gallery 1/1 and Denny Dimin Gallery.
His studio practice aims to inspire conversation about what defines an image as photographic. His book, Open in Total Darkness, was published by Outlandish Press in 2018.
Minek holds a BFA in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in photography and film from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Tim Smith, Adjunct Faculty
Tim Smith is a commercial photographer at Cleveland's TRG Studios, where his clients include Nestlé, Progressive, Moen, Nike, Sherwin-Williams and the Cleveland Browns, to name a few. His work for TRG has won multiple AIGA and ADDY awards.
Smith's personal work is documentary in style, with a focus on manufacturing and consumer culture in cities that have grown up (and, in some cases, died) around these industries. His work has been exhibited in group and solo shows throughout Northeast Ohio.
In addition to his commercial, freelance and personal projects, Smith teaches advanced Photoshop and commercial studio photography at Tri-C. He holds a BFA from The University of Akron.
Mike Suglio, Adjunct Faculty
Mike Suglio is the creator and director of the Short. Sweet. Film Fest., which showcases more than 150 independent short films each year. He has produced and directed a feature-length documentary, The Struggle for Existence, as well as several short films and music videos.
Suglio serves on the board of Independent Pictures, which hosts the Ohio Independent Film Festival. He holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.
Eric Vaughn, Adjunct Faculty
Eric Vaughn is an artist, educator, and photographer who began producing commercial photography in 1993. He has taught photography at the college level since 1998. His artwork has been exhibited via solo exhibitions, curated group exhibitions and juried group exhibitions.
In 2016, Vaughn was selected to execute a public art commission resulting in a 20x30-foot mural. That same year, he was awarded a Baie Sainte-Marie Residency in Nova Scotia and selected as a Life Framer "Street Life" theme winner. HE received an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council in 2017.
Vaughn holds an Associate of Arts from Lakeland Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in humanities from Ursuline College and an MFA in studio arts from Maine College of Art.