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Photography Workshop Instructors for the SMP
Edson Beckett
Flagler Palm Coast High School
Photography and Graphic Design Instructor

Edson Beckett was named the 2009 Flagler County Teacher of the Year and 2010 Flagler County Artist of the Year. He has been an instructor of the arts for nearly 30 years, the last 24 spent teaching at Flagler Palm Coast High School. He currently teaches the advanced digital Photography courses, the Graphic Design courses and Advanced Placement Art, which is the highest level of any art course offered in the state curriculum. Additionally, he is an instructor for the Flagler County Adult Education Program, where he teaches digital imaging with PhotoShop, including retouching and restoration techniques.

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He also works with local artists on how to digitally photograph artworks for digital art show entry. In addition, he is an exceptional graphic designer, creating logos, mailers, book covers, and the like for local businesses.

His students, both present and graduated, have won numerous prestigious art awards, prize money and scholarships. His students entered 22 art shows or contests last year alone, and last years seniors earned over $200,000 in scholarships to art schools. Over fifty former students are now practicing professional graphic designers or photographers and reside all over the country, including Orlando, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Texas, New York City, and even London, England. For the past 17 years, he has photographed weddings, families, sports, and senior portraits. He also enters his own fine art photographs into art shows, recently securing a solo show at the Hollingsworth Gallery in Palm Coast.

Patrick Van Dusen

Patrick graduated from Daytona State College with an AS Degree in Photography and Florida A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology (major - photography). His photographic experience includes photojournalism, seniors, lab management, portraits and weddings. He taught for 33 years at Daytona State College, retiring in April of 2011. During his tenure at DSC he was program manager for 20 years and helped to develop a nationally recognized curriculum. A Bachelor’s Degree in conjunction with the University of Central Florida was also created during his tenure as the program manager. He is a co-founder of the FPP Summer School and a Life member. He has received the Past-Presidents Award for his contributions to the organization and his work in Therapeutic Photography. He is currently the volunteer with the longest time of service for Stewart-Marchman-Act a local rehabilitation facility where he conducts the therapeutic photo sessions. He has been volunteer of the year twice for the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association.
Patrick Van Dusen

Christopher Hannon
Screen print Artist

Born in 1983, in Winter Garden, Florida, Chris Hannon is a local artist who specializes in screen printing, acrylic paintings and pen and ink illustrations. He is a self-taught artist whose screen printing artwork favors line weights and cross hatching over stylized halftones. His major artistic influences range from comic artwork both new and old, to graffiti artists such as Banksy and screen print artists such as Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey and Tyler Stout. He has created imagery for various industries but prefers catering to the music industry and has done artwork for bands such as Kiss, NOFX, Anti-Flag, Gaslight Anthem and more.

Luke Bhothipiti (
Editorial and Fine Art Photographer

Luke Bhothipiti is an editorial and fine art photographer based out of Central Florida and a graduate of the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies. Luke has spent several years establishing and refining long exposure techniques which incorporate not only still life and landscape, but also portraiture.

His work has been recognized and exhibited by the Southeast Museum of Photography, Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, Floridian View Magazine, Gawker Media, JPG Magazine, Nikon, and The Macallan.

Mark Jenkins

Anthony Neste (
Fashion Photographer

Anthony Neste was born in N.Y.C. He began his career on the other side of the camera working in film and TV production as an assistant to many advertising and commercial clients. He then got a break and started his career as a still photographer for Sports Illustrated and HBO for over twenty years. He also started working in the movie, music and entertainment industry eventually landing the role as publicity and set photographer for mega hit The Sopranos. Anthony has been the Director of Photography for IMAGE magazine in Florida, and joined Multiblitz catalog in early 2012. Today he continues to focus his artistic talent towards the fast paced world of fashion photography.

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1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. (Building 1200) Daytona Beach, FL, 32114, (386) 506-4475
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Exhibitions and programs at the Southeast Museum of Photography are supported in part by Daytona State College, Volusia ECHO and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on the Arts.

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