PSC New Photography Professor Brings Professional Background to the Classroom

Peter Bosy


Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Every Saturday as a student, Prairie State College (PSC) Assistant Professor of Photography Peter Bosy went to art school. He enjoyed drawing and painting, but when he discovered photography in college, he was hooked.

“I fell in love with the immediacy of the medium,” said Bosy. “With photography, you can capture and create art within a shorter period of time. Working with today’s technology enables the artist to control even more.”

Ever since college, Bosy’s passion for quality photography has grown. He followed that passion to a career as a commercial photographer, working for clients on location and out of his studio in the western suburbs.

Bosy has won a number of awards for his work including the National Addy Award, and others from the Photo Imaging Education Association, the Photographers Forum, and the Advertising Society of Media Photographers.

“A career as a photographer is rewarding; one that has given me much professional fulfillment,” said Bosy. “I was pleased to find another aspect that allowed me to share my love of photography with others and that was through teaching.”

Bosy started teaching at Lyons Township High School, in LaGrange, as an adult education instructor. He taught classes such as Intro to Digital Photography, and Studio Portraiture to adult students in the evening.

Discovering how much he enjoyed teaching, Bosy became faculty at the Harrington College of Design. He shared his passion with students who also wanted to become professional photographers.

“As an educator, my primary goal is to transfer knowledge by taking ideas, clarifying them, and using tools to create a learning environment,” said Bosy. “The process involves the understanding and nurturing of one’s personal vision and intent.”

Bosy will make his debut at PSC this fall, teaching courses such as Introduction to Black and White Photography, Basic Lighting Skills, and Commercial Techniques.

“One of my favorite things as an educator is to see the look on students’ faces when ‘they get it’,” said Bosy. “I look forward to guiding PSC students through the creative process starting this fall.”

Registration for fall courses is currently underway and continues until on August 23. Prior to registration, new students must complete an enrollment application in person at the college, located at 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, or online at Current students may register online or in person. Hours of operation for Enrollment Services are Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 For more information, contact PSC’s Counseling and Academic Advising Center at (708) 709-3506.