Join us for Fall Open House - Oct. 15 and Nov. 18
This event will feature programming for our undergraduate, graduate, and Threshold programs. A vibrant campus community and access to endless opportunities—Lesley has it all. It's where student cohorts become lifelong catalysts, solving for today's complexities with full hearts and open minds.

Makeda Best

MFA Faculty Member

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Dr. Best is the Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums and teaches Critical Theory 3 in the MFA in Visual Arts program. She holds a BA from Barnard College, an MFA from Cal Arts, and a PhD from Harvard University. Her scholarly interests focus on 19th and 20th century American photography, with a particular focus on photojournalism, documentary, war photography, and text and image works.