Faculty: Luc Sante

Luc Sante

Luc Sante is a visiting professor of writing and photography at Bard, teaching in both the Art History and Written Arts programs since 1999. Sante was born in Belgium and emigrated to the United States as a child, living in New York City for many years and attending Columbia University. He is the author of Folk Photography (2009), Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990–2005 (2007), Walker Evans (2001), The Factory of Facts (1998), Evidence (1992), and Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York (1991).
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Why choose Bard College? The unique and rigorous curriculum, stunning campus, and close relationships with faculty are a few of the reasons our students decided to make Bard their home. Here they talk about what drew them to the college in the beginning and the scholarly, creative community they've found on campus since.

Bard College Farm

The Bard College Farm provides organic produce to the Bard College campus, growing more than 30 crops and including beekeeping and the largest cranberry bog in the Hudson Valley. The farm is worked by students and has expanded into a larger sustainable food initiative at the college.

Bard Works

Bard Works
is a career-oriented professional development program for juniors and seniors at Bard College that prepares them for success in the workplace. With the help of alumni/ae, parents, and mentors, participants explore how to convert their Bard experience in the liberal arts to a job after college.

Language and Thinking

The Language and Thinking Program is an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences attended by all incoming Bard students for three weeks in August of their first year.

Live Arts Bard

Live Arts Bard (LAB) is a laboratory for new performance at the College. Its aim is to develop a community of visiting artists and students who work side by side on creative projects.

Neil Gaiman at Bard College

Acclaimed author and Bard College professor in the arts Neil Gaiman discusses how he began to teach writing at Bard in the spring of 2013.

President Mahama Visits Bard

President John Dramani Mahama of the Republic of Ghana delivered the keynote lecture at the inaugural Chinua Achebe Leadership Forum at Bard College on December 9, 2013. (President Mahama's lecture begins at 1:06:44)

Saim Saeed ’13: Study Abroad

A political studies and philosophy major, Bard College alumnus Saim Saeed ’13 won a Davis Projects for Peace Award as an undergraduate. In this interview, he talks about the importance of his study abroad experience at Bard.

Commencement 2013

On Saturday, May 25, 2013, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired space shuttle commander Mark Kelly, gave the commencement address at Bard, urging the class of 2013 to take risks and not fear failure.

The Bard Music Festival

Bard College president and Bard Music Festival artistic codirector Leon Botstein discusses the centennial of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and introduces the 2013 Bard Music Festival, Stravinsky and His World.

Bard College Debate Union

Bard debaters are having a big impact on campus and in the local community. Here, they discuss building friendships and pushing their intellectual boundaries in competition.

Bill T. Jones on SummerScape

Choreographer and Bard resident artist Bill T. Jones talks about A Rite—a new work by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and SITI Company—and the significance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

Bard Conservatory of Music

Bard professor Jeffrey Kahane talks about his vision for teaching in the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and the role of musicians in the world.

Education for a Common Good

Bard celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010, reflecting on a legacy of academic excellence and launching the 150th Anniversary Campaign.

Transformation and Inspiration

Mary McCarthy called Bard a "mad, exciting place." This student-created holiday video offers a glimpse of the transformative, interdisciplinary experiences that students have at Bard.

Civic Engagement at Bard

Jonathan Becker, dean of civic engagement, discusses student involvement in Bard's many projects in Annandale and around the world through the Bard Center for Civic Engagement.

Bard Leprosy Relief Project

Daniela Anderson discusses her experience creating the Bard Leprosy Relief Project. This endeavor was inspired by the Kevin Rohan Eco-village, founded by Krishna Gurung in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Greater China Tour

The Bard College Conservatory of Music created this video in preparation for its summer 2012 tour of China, in which Bard students played in seven cities and met Chinese musicians and students.

The Hannah Arendt Center

Arendt Center Director Roger Berkowitz on seriously engaging Bard undergraduates.

The Old Gym

Eva Steinmartz, co-manager of the Old Gym, discusses this student-led performance venue. The Old Gym hosts theatrical and musical productions by students and visiting artists.