Jim Barnett

“Photographers look at things with a different perspective than others. They show the world what is significant. My hope is to have my students see in a way that they have never seen before.”


Lecturer of art

Educational Background

  • B.F.A., Art Center College of Design – Pasadena, CA
  • A.S., City College of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Year Joined Franklin



I have been a commercial art photographer for 35 years and an adjunct professor for 17 years.

What can students in my classes?

Students can expect help with understanding potential careers available to them in the fine art world as well as possible commercial use of their acquired skills.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Co-president – Ohio Valley Chapter American – Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) 2004 – present
Photographer coordinator – Flashes of Hope Indianapolis Chapter 2007 – present
35 years as a photographer and business owner in the commercial art community

What My Colleagues May Not Know About Me…

My wife, Sheri, and I were house parents for juvenile delinquents in the 1970s. For one year, we lived with 10 to 12 teenage boys in a halfway house in the inner city of Indianapolis.