Photography Faculty & Staff

Daniel Marlos Chair Media Arts
M.F.A. -Art Center College Of Design, Pasadena, CA, Fine Arts
B.F.A. - Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, Fine Arts
Certificate Color Technology. Los Angeles City College, Photography
Certificate Commercial Photography. Los Angeles City College, Photography

Daniel Marlos is an exhibiting artist with a twenty-five year exhibition history. Recent solo exhibitions include; "Off On A Tangent" at Bliss, "TimeLine" at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, "Rudimentary Particles" at UKS Oslo, Norway, and "Spatial Relationships" at his Los Angeles gallery Blum & Poe.

Recent lectures include a rumination on beauty entitled Unnatural Selection for Society for Photographic Educators Western Regional Conference 2004. Recent public artworks include both Plotting Along Parallel Lines and the Woodman Orange Line station design with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Daniel teaches Beginning Photography, Fundamentals of Portraiture, Elementary Photography, Printing Color Negatives, Advanced Color Technology, and Specialty Fields.

In his spare time Daniel gardens, quilts, and maintains the "What's That Bug?" website.

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Linda Okamura Assistant Professor of Photography
B.F.A. -Art Center College Of Design, Photography
B.A. - University of Southern California, Behavioral Psychology
A.A. -Los Angeles City College, Photography

Linda Okamura has seventeen years experience as a professional commercial photographer. Her specialties are studio still life and people - in studio and on location. She has had studios in Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills.

Partial Client List: Disney Company, Coca Cola Bottling Company, Secure Horizons, King World Productions, Anheuser-Busch Corporation, Ernst and Young, UCLA, Random House, Ballantine Books, Burda Publishing (Germany), Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Magazine, Bon Appetit Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Time Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Glamour Magazine.

Ms. Okamura teaches Beginning Photography, Basic Commercial Fields, Advanced Commercial Photography, Photographic Digital Imaging(Photoshop), Advanced Photographic Digital Imaging, and Specialty Fields.

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Joe Dojcsak Professor Emeritus

M.A. -University of Southern California, Journalism 
B.A. -San Fernando Valley State College (Cal State, Northridge), Journalism 
A.A. -Los Angeles Valley College, Journalism and Photography 

Professional/ personal eclectic background includes: investigative reporter, photojournalist, corporate aviation editor & speech writer, stealth/reconnaissance aircraft photographer, expert marksman (benchrest shooting), classical/jazz accordion musician, and Hungarian food addict.  Plus, he loves dogs.

Joe teaches Beginning Photojournalism and Beginning Photography.


Amy Oliver Adjunct Instructor of Photography; Part-Time Instructional Assistant 
M.F.A. -California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, Photography and Media 
B.A. - Tufts University, Medford, MA, Photography:  History, Theory, and Practice

Amy Oliver is a fine art photographer whose recent projects have included a book about taco trucks, a series about the Los Angeles Public Pools, and an ongoing project that deals with stillness in the landscape.  You can see her work at She has been exhibiting her work in galleries and publications since 1997 and has been teaching at LACC since 2007.

Amy teaches Exploring Digital Photography, Intermediate Digital Photography, Photographic Digital Imaging (Photoshop), and Beginning Photography.

When she's not teaching or taking pictures, Amy enjoys bodyboarding, swimming, hiking, and cooking.

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Keith Nelson Adjunct Instructor of Photography; Full-Time Instructional Assistant 
A.A.- East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, CA
Vocational Teaching Credential- UCLA

Keith Nelson has been teaching at Los Angeles City College since 1975 and working as an instructional assistant since 1972.  He has a vast knowledge of black and white and color photographic processes as well as wedding photography.

Keith teaches Beginning Black and White Photography and Beginning Color Photography.

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Susan Lutz  Adjunct Instructor of Photography
M.F.A.—Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, Fine Arts.
B.A.—University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, Studio Art.

Susan Lutz is a photographer, documentary filmmaker, and artist whose work is held in the permanent collections of the Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, California and The New Museum in New York. 

In the past fifteen years, Susan produced documentaries on topics that ranged from knitting to Voodoo for cable networks including The History Channel and A&E.  She has received a number of filmmaking awards, including several Cine Golden Eagles and a Parsons Fund Grant for Ethnography from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. 

When she’s not teaching or making 3D photographs, Susan collects stereo cards and pickles vegetables in her kitchen.

Susan teaches Beginning Photography and The History of Photography.

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