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Walt Bistline
Associate Professor of Art

Walt Bistline is a photographer who specializes in darkroom based, black and white, film photography and regularly shows his work in solo and group exhibitions. He has led off campus programs in England and Turkey. Before he switched his focus to photography, Walt worked as an attorney in New York City, Dallas and Houston.

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Drawer 48



232 Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

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  • Art
  • Art, Nature and Conservation Applied Minor


  • J.D., Boston University
  • M.F.A., University of Houston
  • B.A., Emory University

My photographs have been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions and in several books.  My works are included in the collections of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Richmond Art Museum, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Tokyo Friends School, the Wanganui New Zealand Meeting House, Indiana University East, Ivy Tech Community College, The Wayne County Foundation and Reid Memorial Hospital, as well as approximately 300 corporate and private collections. My book, “South Padre Island: The Bird Blind Series,” is available through Blurb.com.

Society for Photographic Education

In 2014, my colleague Nancy Taylor (who teaches our fiber arts classes) and I worked with a small group of weaving and photography students in researching ways to print photographic images on cloth.

I led the 2010 and 2014 semester-long London programs. I co-led the 2009 May Term in Turkey. I also participated in our first May Term in China in 2012 and in our Women's Soccer Team European tour in 2008.

Reading, traveling and photography.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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