Thaddeus Russell

Thad Russell has been teaching photography at RISD since 2007. A fine art and editorial photographer, he makes work that examines the contemporary American landscape in all of its beauty, perversity and pathos. Born and raised in suburban Boston, Russell is a graduate of Stanford University and RISD, where he earned his MFA in photography in 2006. His work has been published in the London Observer, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, New York Magazine and the Photo District News Annual. He has exhibited at Fruitlands Museum, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Houston Center for Photography, the Photographic Resource Center and the Vermont Center for Photography. Russell lives in Providence with his wife, Josephine Sittenfeld, and their two young children, Polly and Curtis.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • LAEL-1034-01 Histories Of Photography I
  • PHOTO-5302-01 Sophomore Photo Studio

Spring 2019 Courses

  • PHOTO-5303-01 Sophomore Photo Studio
  • PHOTO-5339-01 The Business Of Art
  • FAV-5339-01 The Business Of Art


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles Theory + History of Art + Design