Adam Donnelly is an artist and educator who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received his BA from the University of Delaware and his MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute. His work is rooted in pinhole photography – a historic process that predates the medium itself and essentially stands as the first technological iteration of photography as a whole. He builds the cameras himself, which creates a tactile connection to his materials. The materials he uses to construct a camera inspires the photograph creating a dialogue between camera and image. Adam has taught and lectured at the San Francisco Art Institute, The Kala Art Institute, and The College Preparatory School. Selected exhibitions include the Garner Center, Boston, MA, The Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, The Creative Center for Photography, Los Angeles, CA, and The Palo Art Center, Palo Alto, CA.

Pinhole photo by Adam Donnelly

Pinhole photo by Adam Donnelly


Classes Adam Donnelly teaches

Grad School Application Bootcamp  

Pinhole Photography