Terry Ownby, PhD

Kansas City Area, MO, USA

I'm a university professor, researcher, writer, visual ethnographer, semiologist, and photographer. Over the past couple of decades, I have produced advertising photography (with a specialty in food), corporate video productions, photojournalism, and military public affairs (both domestic and overseas).

Currently, I am a photography professor in the Midwestern USA. I teach all levels of studio photography and lighting, along with photo history and portfolio. My freelance work is both advertising and editorial assignments. My client roster includes names you may recognize: Tyson Foods, Land O' Lakes, Bass Pro Shops, Copper Mountain Resort, and The Swiss Colony, to mention a few.


PhD | Visual Media Studies | Colorado State University
MA | Media Communications | Webster University-St. Louis
BS | Media & Photography | Missouri State University

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