Martina Lopez

Professor, Photography

Martina Lopez


Professor Lopez has been working with the 19th century portrait, landscape and the digital media since 1985. Her interest in the electronic environment lies in the believability of the photograph and malleability of the digital medium. Lopez’s artwork has been featured in many photographic textbooks, such as A Short Course in Photography: Digital, by Barbara London and Jim Stone and The Photography History and Theory Reader, by Liz Wells, as well as historical publications, such as Naomi Rosenblum's A World History of Photography; The Digital Eye, by Sylvia Wolf, and 100 Ideas That Changed Photography by Mary Warner Marien, which discusses the most influential ideas in photography’s history from the Daguerreotype to current technologies.

Lopez has exhibited widely, including at the George Eastman House, Rochester,NY, FotoFest, Houston, TX., the Photographers Gallery in London, and the Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea. She has received several grants, including two Illinois Arts Council, Artist Fellowships, and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Photography Fellowship. Her work is in numerous private and public collections, such as the Art Institute of Chicago, The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, and The Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. 

Martina is the Head of the Photography program at the University of Notre Dame, where she has been teaching since 1993.


B.F.A., University of Washington, Seattle
M.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago


202 Riley Hall of Art
Notre Dame, IN 46556

ph: 574.631.7652

Selected Works