Brenton Hamilton is a full-time faculty member and Chair of the Professional Certificate Program in Visual Storytelling at the Maine Media Workshops. He has led classes for 22 years and his specialty areas include the history of photography, black-and-white darkroom craft, and historic processes. Brenton lectures widely, both in Maine and nationally, about contemporary issues in photography, its history, and other subject areas within the medium and contemporary trends. He is also on the adjunct faculty at the International Center of Photography in New York City and teaches many historic process courses at The Center of Alternative Processes also in New York.
Brenton is a contributing writer and president of Obscura, founded in 2009, a nonprofit organization devoted to the progress of youth education in photography and books.