Ohio University

Daniel J. King




Dean's Office

Daniel J. King

Writer/Photographer, Dean's Office
Head of Production Photography, School of Theater

Daniel King is the primary writer/editor of news stories, profiles, interviews, and features for the College of Fine Arts, as well as an ongoing audio discussion series (podcast) called Talking Studio providing a platform for dialogue with students about current creative research and practice. He also coordinates and produces web content for the schools and divisions within the College, and coordinates event promotions, press releases, social media and the OHIO Fine Arts calendar.

King leads the production photography program in the School of Theater where he teaches photography to theater students and coordinates all documentation and production photography initiatives for theater performances, rehearsals, and behind the scenes activities.

He is also an advocate for OHIO’s First Generation Scholars and serves on the committee for the Dairy Barn Arts Center's Wide Open International Photography show and a member of the Majestic Galleries

Daniel is an artist working primarily in lens-based media, mostly print and digital photographs and moving image practices (film, video, expanded cinema). Sometimes he makes books, sculptures, and writes. You might find him simply walking around staring at the ground seeking something half-buried to explain the what, where, and who of this time and place in relation to its past.


Educational Background:

M.F.A. Photography + Integrated Media, Ohio University, 2015

B.F.A. Media Studies, Columbus College of Art and Design, 2001

Recent Courses:

  • Special Topics in Theater Arts: Photography (THAR 4900/THAR5900): A lecture/lab course introducing photography as a tool for theater production, documentation, promotion and marketing. The camera and digital photography practices are activated as a tool for discovery, mindful expression, and professional activities for theater professionals.
  • Advanced Film Photography and View Camera (ART 3810): Advanced level art course large format photography, studio lighting, and advanced darkroom printing techniques as a means of visual expression while developing skills in the language of lens based images.
  • Intro to Digital Photography (ART 1141): Introductory level art course using digital photography, cameras, and the computer as a means of visual expression while developing skills in the language of lens-based images.