Denis Defibaugh is a tenured professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. Beyond teaching at RIT, and lecturing internationally, he has presented workshops for Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park, SPEOS: Paris, RIT’s T&E Photography Workshops, and personally coordinated workshops in Cuba; Oaxaca, Mexico; Surabaya, Indonesia; and Seoul, Korea.
Denis is an accomplished photographer, as evidenced by his participation in over 25 solo exhibitions in galleries, museums, and cultural centers. His work Family Ties do not Die, The Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico has produced three exhibitions in Texas and numerous shows in San Francisco, Miami, Rochester, Buffalo, and Montana. His documentary and travel photographs earned a Fulbright-Hays Travel/Study Grant to Mexico. TCU Press published his first book, The Day of the Dead in Fall 2007.
He has been widely published and produced advertising and editorial images for such clients as UNICEF, National Park Service, Coca-Cola, Polaroid, Delta Airlines, MacGregor, Taylor Wines, Eastman Kodak, and American Express.