The Moorpark College Photography Program has a rich history, starting in 1971, when John Gray Grzywacz was hired full time to teach as a Photography and Graphic Design Instructor. Under Gray, the program moved from three separate buildings to the HSS building in 1974.
That same year, Gray designed the Photography and Graphic Design Program which was initiated with the Chancellor's
approval and an AS degree was approved in Photography.
Since then, a number of talented faculty have contributed to the success of the program, and it has successfully made the transition from traditional analog photography to digital photography.
Since 1971 a number of outstanding students have gone on to
successful careers to name a few; Becky Brister, Saul Bromberger, Jonathan Castillo, Fobes Conrad, William Duke, David Hartung, Matt Mahurin, Maria Nikolis, Becky Savelle, Roger Tully, Jeff Widener, and Dan Winters.