Martin Merchant

I was first a professional photographer for over 20 years, specializing in large format studio setups of food and beverages, though I handled all kinds of work in all formats. I worked mostly with film, and in the last few years digitally

I started teaching art in the Hastings-on-Hudson school district in 1998, became the Art Department Chairperson in 2008, and retired in June 2015. I set up the digital media art courses for the district, and taught Media Arts, Advanced Media Arts, Photo 1 and 2 film and digital photography, and AP photography, along with foundation studio courses.

Editor of the NYSATA News New York State Art Teachers Association quarterly

NYSATA Service Awards in 2008, 2016, 2020

Student teacher field supervisor for the SUNY New Paltz Art Education Program

Teaching courses on Zoom for the Scarsdale Adult School.