Alison Beste is an artist and educator based in Honolulu, HI. Alison received her MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Boston) and her BA in Art from the College of William and Mary.
After twelve years teaching photography and design classes at Assets School, Alison joins the Mid-Pacific faculty for the 2017-18 academic year. Alison enjoys teaching the power of imagemaking to students of all ages and frequently instructs photo-based community workshops for University of Hawai'i Outreach College's Pacific New Media. During summer, Alison teaches for National Geographic Student Expeditions and has co-led photography expeditions in London (2015) and Australia (2016, 2017).
Alison's photographs have exhibited and won awards in Hawaii and on the mainland. She has an ongoing interest in exploring the boundaries between the built and natural world within the landscape of Hawai'i. Her portfolio can be viewed at www.alisonbeste.com.