Ryan Waggoner
Collections Photographer
Spencer Museum of Art

In my role as Collections Photographer at the Spencer Museum of Art I am responsible for photography of all objects in the collection of the museum. This involves shooting a wide array of artwork in a studio setting. I routinely design a variety of different studio lighting scenarios to accommodate the type of artwork being photographed. I am also responsible for image processing, and maintaining a extremely strict standard of tonal value and color accuracy, assuring each image that I produce faithfully represents the artwork. The images are used for the museum database, the museum's online collection, and for any publication and reproduction requests the museum receives, as well as for research and other scholarly purposes.

My position also involves overseeing an assistant photographer. I am responsible for training this person in all aspects of my job, delegating assignments and projects and performing regular quality control checks to ensure all work being produced meets the necessary standards.

In addition to photographing the collection, I also photograph museum events, exhibitions, artist-in-residency programs and fulfill any other imagery needs that may arise. I produce video content for the museum as well, from concept to post-production. Selections of my video work can be viewed on the Spencer Museum of Art's YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/user/SpencerArtKU).

More information can be found on my LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rwaggoner