Lou Krueger

Lou Kruger

Professor, Photography
Committee Chair, Two-Dimensional Studies

MFA, Northern Illinois University, Photography, 1976
BFA, Northern Illinois University, Metals, 1970

Lou Krueger's personal website

Teaching Specialization: Alternative cameras/photo/digital/installation

Courses Taught 
ARTS 2410 Introduction to Black and White Photo
ARTS 3430 Color Photography
ARTS 4000 Experimental Cameras
ART 4090 Professional Practices
ARTS 4440 Advanced Photography
ARTS 4480 Senior Studio
ART 693 Pedagogy
ART 605 Graduate Studio Critique

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus 
Professor Krueger received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northern Illinois University, with a BFA in Metals, 1970, and his MFA in Photography, 1976. During the past thirty-five years he has taught photography at NIU, Elgin Community College, Syracuse University, and currently Bowling Green State University. He was one of the co-founders of the Syracuse University art photography program, served as the Chair of Art Media Studies (SU), as an Assistant Dean of Visual and Performing Arts (SU), and most recently as the Director of the School of Art at Bowling Green State University.

Conceptually his creative work, primarily narrative fantasy, masquerades as reality with an emphasis on the existentially absurd. Simply put, he’s a story-teller. “I am a writer of fiction, and my stories--- my photographs, paintings, drawings, dioramas, and installations--- reflect the idea that frequently there is a better description of truth in fiction than you can find in documents of the phenomenal world.”

Faculty member at BGSU since 1995