Judith Pishnery

Photographer, Curator, Arts Consultant, Instructor/Mentor, Educator

Manager of the Kennesaw State University Photography Team, as well as the Digital Asset Manager, Judith is responsible for directing the photography for KSU's Strategic Communications and Marketing department, which handles the content creation for the university's marketing, media, press and advertising needs.

From 2018-2021, Judith served as the Executive Director at theAtlanta Photography Group, taking on the role as the chief operating officer of Atlanta’s oldest photography art center. Under her leadership, APG's membership grew 25%, and income realized an 18% increase. She worked closely with the Board of Directors to direct and administer all artistic, cultural and educational  programs, operations and policies, supervised professional staff and volunteers, along with providing curatorial oversight and management of all exhibitions. Judith was also responsible for writing the grant proposals which resulted in receiving operating and programming funds from: The City of Atlanta Mayors Office, Fulton County Arts and Culture, the Georgia Council for the Arts (with funding from the NEA), and numerous private grants.

From 2014-2018, serving as the Photography Department Director at an Atlanta area college, Judith revamped the department with new computer classrooms, print labs, and put in place a streamlined equipment storage and checkout system. In addition to the physical changes in the department the curriculum had been rewritten to include a solid technical and creative photographic base, along with an eye to current trends and techniques affecting a photographic career. She managed a team of 8 faculty members, a staff of 3 department employees, 3 federal work study students, 100+ students, a program budget of over $400,000 and annual equipment grants ranging from $11,000 to $120,000. Her other responsibilities included participation as a SkillsUSA advisor, Technical Chair and National Education Team member.

As a professional photographer, Judith works on selective assignments for editorial, catalog, advertising and corporate clients. She provides exceptional customer service and outstanding value for her clients. She loves creating images and enhancing the assignment ideas and products, while being considerate of the clients’ needs, budgets and deadlines.

Not satisfied with just assignments, she has always had a variety of personal photography projects and learning enhancements in the works. Her personal photographic art works have been exhibited and collected throughout the South East.

In addition, she has served on the board of APA/Atlanta (American Photographic Artists) and the Advisory Board of Atlanta Celebrates Photography (an annual photography festival). She has been involved on the Board of Directors of ACP since the early planning sessions in 1998.

She currently resides in a small town outside Atlanta, not unlike where she grew up in Pennsylvania, with her husband and two dogs.

Her company, Pisconeri Workshops provides expert, dynamic and creative learning experiences. The Workshops are an opportunity to learn from a professional photographer and educator through hands-on-instruction, field trips, and travel experiences, bringing together the worlds of photography, art, history, travel and exploration for the creative mind. Each workshop is specially designed to explore and experiment with techniques, methods and creative processes to expand the visual content and technical expertise of the photograph. Locations include: the Tuscan & Umbrian country-sides of Italy, areas of Franice including - Paris, Provence, the Dordogne, Normandy and the Loire Valley, Portugal (with a base in or near Lisbon) and US locations include Atlanta, the Southeast and select locations.

Judith H. Pishnery - curriculum vitae 2022

Extensive professional experience in photographic assignments, and education.

  • PISCONERI STUDIO LLC., Atlanta, GA - Partner and Photographer, 1984-present
  • KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY, Kennesaw, GA - Photography & Digital Asset Manager, 2021-present
  • ATLANTA PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP, Atlanta, GA - Executive Director, Curator, 2018-present
  • An Atlanta Area COLLEGE, GA - Photography Program Director, 2014-2018
  • SCAD/ATLANTA, Atlanta, GA - Professor, Photography, 2007-2014
  • THE ATLANTA SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Atlanta, GA - Faculty, 2017-present
  • THE SHOWCASE SCHOOL, Atlanta, GA - Faculty, 2002-2017
  • ATLANTA COLLEGE OF ART, Atlanta, GA - Adjunct Faculty, Photography, 1990-2006
  • THE PORTFOLIO CENTER, Atlanta, GA - Adjunct Faculty, 1998-2002
  • GWINNETT TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Lawrenceville, GA - Adjunct Faculty, 1986-2002
  • ART INSTITUTE OF ATLANTA, Atlanta, GA - Faculty Photography, 1981-1998
  • BELLA MUSEO ART GALLERY, Atlanta, GA - Partner, Gallery Curator, 1992-1994
  • BESWICK INTERNATIONAL, Atlanta, GA - Assistant Photographer, 1982-1984
  • GENERAL COLOR, Atlanta, GA - BW, Color and film processing manager, 1979-1982


  • Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta GA, 2008-2011
       Master of Fine Arts - Photography
       Graduate Honors Scholarship
       Internship – High Museum of Art, curator Julian Cox
       Internship – Lumiere Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta GA, 2008-2009
       Master of Arts - Commercial Photography
       Presidential Scholarship
  • New York University, Graduate studies, 2000, 2001
       Art & Humanities/Education, Concentration in Photography
  • Emory University, Professional studies, Web Design & Development, 2005-2007
  • Thomas Edison State College, Bachelor of Arts degree; specialization in Photography, 1996-1998
  • Art Institute of Atlanta, Associate of Arts Degree in Photography, 1977-1979
  • Alliance Francaise, Atlanta, French Language Studies, 1998-present


  • HBI industries, CPKelco, Mayer Brothers, Tishman Speyer, Atlanta Magazine, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, The Coca-Cola Company, Fischer Connectors, GolfStar Media-PGA, NBA-D-League, UPS Capital, Cosentino, Cosmetic Specialties, TJ Mitchell, Piedmont Healthcare, Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Art Initiative, Faulkner+Locke, SoHoMyriad, Sheraton Hotels, Marriot Hotels, Hyatt Regency and others.
  • Conducts photographic workshops, seminars and field trips throughout the US and Europe.


  • Atlanta, Pheonix Flies - Atlanta Preservation Center - 2014
  • Eyes to the World - SW Arts Center - 2013
  • SCAD/Atlanta - Front of Building display 2012-2013
  • SCAD/Atlanta – Open Studio 2011
  • Beyond the Glass - Atlanta Nights, Emerging Art Scene, Atlanta, GA 2011
  • Abstract Show, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta 2010
  • Little Things Mean A Lot, Swan Coach House, Atlanta 2010
  • Bank of America Plaza, The ACP Visionaries 2010
  • *SCAD Atlanta Photographic Exhibition – 2010. Co-curator & exhibitor.
        In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.
  • *SCAD Atlanta Photographic Exhibition – 2009. Co-curator & exhibitor.
        In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.
  • Serenbe Photographic Center – 2009
  • SCAD/Atlanta – Open Studio 2008
  • SCAD - Oculus, Savannah & Atlanta 2007
  • Tamron – PMA 2007
  • Atlanta Photography Gallery, Atlanta 2005-2006, Collectors Print Portfolio.
  • *Whole Foods Gallery, Atlanta 2006, Invited artist
  • Toy Camera - Juried Exhibition, galerieMC, Atlanta 2005
  • Summer Stock: Road Trip - galerieMC, Atlanta 2005
  • ASO-Decorator's Showhouse, April in Paris, Atlanta 2005
  • Extra-Ordinary - galerieMC, Atlanta 2004
  • Alliance Francaise, Atlanta 2004. Benefit Art Show
  • Slow Exposures - Pike County Historic Society, Juried Exhibit, 2004
  • Out of the Blue - Blue Ridge, Georgia 2004
  • Summer Stock - galerieMC, Atlanta 2004
  • 10 - WIF 10th Anniversary Juried Exhibit, Atlanta 2003
  • Grant Park Conservancy, artist invitational. Atlanta 2003
  • Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta 2003. Juried Exhibit & Auction
  • Alliance Francaise, Atlanta 2002, Three Atlantans in France
  • *Small Business Services/Pisconeri Workshops, Atlanta 2002, Paris Inspirations
  • onenitestand “intoxicating” artist invitational, Atlanta, 2002
  • Roche Bobois, Atlanta 2002 Contemporary Viewpoints
  • Atlanta Photography Gallery, Atlanta 2001-2002
  • Southern Exposure-J. Caslon- juried exhibit
  • New York University, New York City 2001. Impressions of China-group exhibit
  • Atlanta Photography Gallery, Atlanta 2001. Fay Gold Selects-juried exhibit
  • Darius & Storey Gallery, Atlanta 2001
  • Women in Focus - Group exhibit - "In The Dark"
  • Genema Gallery, Atlanta 2001. Women in Focus - Group exhibit - "Inspiration"
  • Central Academy of Art & Design, Beijing China 2001
  • Group exhibit - NYU Photography as Art
  • *Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta 2000, Solo exhibit - Phainomenon
  • Alliance Francaise d'Atlanta, Atlanta 2000, Group exhibit - From Paris to Provence
  • *Photographer's Collective-invitational exhibition, Atlanta 1999. Group exhibit
  • Upstairs Gallery, Atlanta 1999
  • Visions of Grace-juried show, Benham Gallery, Seattle, WA 1997
  • Art Institute of Atlanta Gallery - Faculty & Alumni Exhibits: 1985-1997
  • Atlanta College of Art - Faculty Exhibit: 1990, 1992, 94, 97, 99
  • APA members Exhibit: 1991, Architecture: 1992, Black&White: 1993
  • Kodak/Lumiere: 1994
  • Bella Museo Art Gallery - 1993, 94
  • Kodak & The BlackBook - The Emotion of Color: 1992
  • Meteor Photo - Expressions Exhibit: 1991
  • Un-famous Artist Show: 1990
  • Southern Homes Gallery & Offices: 1989
       *Curator of exhibition

COURCES TAUGHT / Under‐graduate, Graduate

  • Photographic Foundations: Photo 101, Photo 102
  • Darkroom: Traditional BW & Color, Digital printing
  • Digital Photography: Lightroom, Photoshop, Advanced Digital
  • Photographic Lighting & Techniques: Intro, Advanced, Location
  • Portrait Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Architectural & Interior Photography
  • Food Photography
  • Night Photography
  • Large Format (View Camera)
  • Project / Critique Seminars
  • History of Photography
  • Intro to Video Production for Photographers
  • Issues in Contemporary Photography
  • Business of Photography
  • Portfolio
  • Websites for Photographers


  • The Essential Guide to the Business of Photography - by Judith Pishnery
  • Tamron/ e-Newsletter - Feast for the Eyes
  • KEH - Food Photography
  • Tamron/e-Newsletter – Winter in the City
  • Tamron/e-Newsletter – Shooting in The Big City
  • Tamron/ The Viewfinder - Photographer Profile, Spring 2007
  • Tamron/ The Viewfinder - Photographer Profile, Fall 2006
  • Peterson's PHOTOgraphic Magazine - feature article, June 2005
  • Peterson's PHOTOgraphic Magazine - feature article, November 2004
  • Peterson's PHOTOgraphic Magazine - feature article, May 2004
  • Peterson’s PHOTOgraphic Magazine - Career Profile, January 2003
  • Tamron/ The Viewfinder - Photographer Profile, Spring 2003


  • 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup
  • PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris – 2007, 2009 Honorable Mention
  • Polaroid Corporation-Polaroid Professional Chrome Contest, First prize-Product category
  • Forox Corporation-Forox Creative Slide Contest, Honorable mention

ASSOCIATIONS (current & past)

  • Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Inc., Advisory Board – 2008-2016
  • American Photographic Artists / Atlanta, Board of Directors – 2009-2016
  • Society of Photographic Education
  • Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Inc., Board of Directors – 1998-2008
  • Advertising Photographers of America/Atlanta (APA), 1993-1995 Vice-president,
       Board of Directors 1993-1997, Newsletter Editor,
       1995 National Counsel Representative and Education Committee
  • Professional Photographers of America
  • Atlanta Photography Group