Faculty, Fellows and Visiting Artists


The ITI faculty offer a wide variety of approaches to the written and visual arts. All are working contemporary artists who publish and exhibit their work in national and international contexts. Our faculty are dedicated to innovative approaches and traditions that value psychologically, culturally and politically engaged work.

Jo Ann Walters

Jo Ann Walters

Faculty & Fellows 2018

Jo Ann Walters is a photographer and educator living in New England. Her work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, St Louis Museum of Art, and the Bibliotheque Nationale among others. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and has received support from the Kittredge Foundation, the Ferguson Award for Portraiture and the Peter S. Reed Foundation honoring distinguished writers, choreographers, filmmakers and visual artists in their fields. She was nominated for Anonymous was a Woman and the San Francisco Foundation Award, Publications include MoMA’s, Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, New Color / New Work, LightWorks Annual and the final issue of DoubleTake. Her work will be part of the forthcoming book and exhibition, Mind The Gap, traveling to Berlin, China and Amsterdam. Her first monograph, Wood River / Blue Pool, will be published by Image/Text/Ithaca in 2018 along with a companion book by writer Emma Kemp. It will include an essay by Laura Wexler, Professor of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies + Director of The Photographic Memory Workshop, Yale University. She has been a faculty member at Yale University and Rhode Island School of Design and is currently head of photography at Purchase College, The State University of New York.