Instructor Spotlight: Cornelia Hediger

HeadshotCornelia Hediger  has been teaching in the Photography Department of the School of Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology since 2004.

Some of the courses Cornelia has taught through Precollege Programs include HPH 167: The Intermediate, Traditional Photographic Darkroom and HPH 169: Fundamentals of Digital Photography and Photoshop.

Cornelia received her BFA and MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.


Professor Hediger’s Teaching Philosophy:

My philosophy in art, as well as in life, is to live by example. My passion for the subject, to create visual images through photography, is one I like to share in the classroom with my students.

On Precollege Programs:

To see high school students come into a college setting and develop a fondness for the subject is rewarding to me both as an artist and a teacher. I thoroughly enjoy being there with them at a rather critical time in their careers as students moving from high school into college. Teaching Precollege has been a great pleasure as I get to watch talent develop at a very early state.

Most Recent Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2011 View Point Gallery, Exit, Canada
  • 2011 Klompching Gallery, Doppelganger II, NY

Most Recent Group Exhibitions:

  • 2011 Schneider Gallery, ‘The Reality of Illusion”, Chicago, IL
  • 2011 Klompching Gallery, Exposed, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2009 Galerie Kunstagenten, On Portrait, Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 Lishui International Photography Festival, China


  • 2010 PX3, Prix De La Photographie Paris, 3rd price. Category art photography other
  • 2009  PDN’S 30: 30 Emerging Photographers to watch

Selected Bibliography:

  • ARam, Kim, PHOTO+, Doppelganger, October, 2010, P54-P59 and P82-P83
  • Adam Levy, “The Puzzle of the Self”, Photo Technique, March/April, 2010, P23 – P28
  • Susan Bright, “Doppelgänger”, HotShoe Magazine, August/September, 2009, P20 – P29
  • An Olaerts, Snoecks 2010, P324 – P337
  • Abe’s Penny, Volume 1.8 (October) 2009
  • Visura Magazine, Issue II, April 2009
  • New York Magazine (Art Candy), September 17. 2008
  • Narte Espacio Movistar (Spanish online review), October 1, 2008
  • Lina Wang, “Doppelgänger”, Vision Magazine China, October 2008, P234-P239
  • Photography Quarterly Magazine #94, “Passionate Attitudes”, review, 2007. P34 – P41
  • Kathleen Murray, “Women explore art, life in photos”, review, Poughkeepsie Journal,
  • November 2006. P17
  • Jill Conner, “The very rich hours”, review, Contemporary, no 65. October 2004. P77

Cornelia Hediger
Cornelia Hediger
Cornelia Hediger
Cornelia Hediger
Cornelia Hediger
Cornelia Hediger