Professor, Lesley University Photography Department
Ms. Tuckerman earned a bachelor’s degree from the Art Institute of Boston and a master of fine arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied with renowned photographers Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. Then she taught at Harvard University, serving as chair of the Photography Department for almost 10 years. Tuckerman is currently a photography professor at Lesley University, where she teaches a class in the history of artists’ response to genocide. She also leads a course at Lesley called Rituals and Celebrations, a study of various rite-of-passage ceremonies that includes a 10-day visit to the Day of the Dead observances in Mexico.
Ms. Tuckerman has published a number of books of her photographs, including “Ghosts” in 2005 and “Haunted” in 2008, with a new title “Silence” nearing completion. Her work is held in such public collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Addison Gallery of American Art.