Photography Faculty Information

Christine Breslin has been a photographer for 25 years and has an MFA and a BFA in Photography. Christine has exhibited nationally and has received several grants and awards for her work. Her photographs are in several collections including Polaroid and The New Britain Museum of American Art.

Christine teaches Darkroom Photography and Digital Photography for Capital Community College and Tunxis Community College. Additionally, she is a member of the National Press Photographers Association and Professional Photographers of America.

Tunxis Community College Photography

Christine Dalenta is an artist who has worked with photographic techniques for over two decades. She was educated at Brown University and The Hartford Art School (MFA 1994). Her work has been exhibited nationally and is held in many corporate and private collections and has also been published in national and international publications including The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and Elle Gecor.

Christine has worked as an artist, an educator, an archaeological photographer, a commercial photographer, and a museum curator. She has been on the faculty at several Connecticut colleges and universities and has conducted photography courses at locations around the world including Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, and Spain.

hunter5x7bwHunter Neal is an adjunct professor at Tunxis Community College and has also taught a variety of non-credit courses at Manchester Community College. He is a 1984 graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Professional Photography. For ten years following graduation he worked in a product studio in Chicago and served as the Senior Staff Photographer at the Hartford Insurance Group in Hartford, CT. For twenty years he has headed his own freelance business, with a large and diverse client base. In 2014 he received a Masters degree in Fine Arts from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.


Paula Robins lives and works in Connecticut. She received a BFA from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut and a MS in Education from The University of New Haven. She has taught at the college level since 2001 at Tunxis Community College and specializes in teaching photography, drawing, and three-dimensional art.

Paula has been making art for over twenty years. She creates for her own artistic intent. Her interest in artistic expression and the exploration of aesthetic beauty have driven her art. Her work has been included in multiple gallery exhibitions in Connecticut, including shows at the Margaret L. MacDonough Gallery in New Haven, CT and at the Barnes-Franklin Gallery in Farmington, CT.

Tunxis COmmunity College PhotographyArthur Simoes is a commercial and fine art photographer and educator. He received his BS in Justice and Law Administration from Western Connecticut State University (1981) and an MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School (2005). In the gap he pursued his love of ballet and contemporary dance, which eventually lead him to photography. Arthur’s fine art works have been exhibited extensively throughout the Northeast and his commercial work has appeared in Connecticut Magazine, Northeast Magazine and ESPN Magazine. He has taught photography for Southern Connecticut State University and currently teaches photography for Tunxis Community College.

In addition to teaching, Arthur is the director of the Barnes-Franklin Gallery at Tunxis and is the Photography Lab assistant.

Jessica Somers is a photographer specializing in historic photographic techniques and self-portraiture. She received a BFA from Albertus Magnus College and holds two MFA degrees in Photography, one from Hartford Art School and another from Lesley University College of Art and Design where she concentrated her studies on alternative processes and critical theory.

Jessica’s work has been exhibited nationally, has been published in various periodicals and is represented by the Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, TX. Her research on alternative processes and select photographs are published in the 3rd edition of The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes by Christopher James. She currently teaches photography throughout Connecticut and at Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, MA.