College for Creative Studies: Photography


William Valicenti

Associate Professor

Celebrating thirty years as an active professional photographer, Valicenti’s images have supported a wide variety of industry segments, from financial services, major national retail catalogers to extreme sport product markets.

Collaborating both in studio and on location with the design industry’s top art directors and Fortune 500 marketers’, his work has received international acclaim, most notably with eight PDN Annual Awards and three Black Book AR100 honors.

A career rooted in photojournalism, Valicenti’s recent professional work has been with non-governmental organizations and not for profit institutions. His personal work centers on documentary projects that examine the nuances of societal issues, concerns and ironies. As well, on weekends, you might spot Valicenti trackside at a Midwest motocross event, capturing the fury and documenting that sport’s unique subculture of senior citizen racers, for a long term project.

Valicenti has been at the College for Creative Studies as full time faculty since fall 2008.