Communication | Prof. Patrick J. Raycraft

Prof. Patrick J. Raycraft

Robert Vance Academic Center 3171000

Office Phone: 860/832-2692

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B.A. Hamilton College, Spanish, 1984

M.A. Ohio University, Photography, 2000

Teaching Experience


Documentary Photography

Multimedia Storytelling

Spanish Language and Art History

Areas of Interest

New Media

Documentary Multimedia

History of Photography

Digital Archiving

Investigative Reporting

Latin American History

History of Spain

Foreign Films

Non-Verbal Communication


Cuba y Santo Domingo: 24 x 36mm

El Milenio, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts | 2016

Hartford Public Library Park Branch | 2012

In Search of The Hartford Urban Man
Multimedia exhibit produced in collaboration with The Hartford Courant, Viva Hartford Media & the City of Hartford. La Casona| 2014

A Resilient Spirit

Photographs from Haiti – Austin Arts Center, Trinity College | 2011

Haiti: Shattered & Surreal
Open Studio Hartford | 2013
La Paloma Sabanera Bookstore Café, Hartford, Connecticut | 2011
Provenance Center, New London, Connecticut | 2010

The Heart Gallery     
Portraits of Connecticut children in state care in search of permanent foster homes. In collaboration with The Hartford Courant and Real Art Ways. Participated in multiple exhibits | 2002-2010.

Imágenes de Cuba
La Paloma Sabanera Bookstore Café, Hartford | 2005
Monte Albán Restaurant, Hartford | 2003
Good News Café, Woodbury | 2002

Patrick Raycraft teaches digital photography, digital film production, and television studio production. Previously, he worked for twenty years as a staff photographer at the Hartford Courant where his responsibilities also included video journalism, picture editing, and reporting. Early in his career, Raycraft served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic and taught Spanish at Proctor Academy in New Hampshire. As a photography intern, he covered the presidential primaries for the Concord Monitor and the Ecuadorian presidential elections for El Universo. At the Hartford Courant, Raycraft collaborated with reporters, editors and designers on several award-winning projects. He created “Mi Comunidad”, a multimedia series chronicling Connecticut’s vibrant Latino community; he produced in-depth picture stories from his coverage in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Haiti. “Healing Haiti”, his multimedia documentation of the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, was featured online by Vermont Public Radio. His photographs have also appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Ebony, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Sojourners, Parade, People, and HuffPost. His work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association, Pictures of the Year International, The Associated Press, the Society for News Design and the Society of Professional Journalists. Raycraft is also a trained medical interpreter who occasionally participates in triathlons. He resides in Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood.

Instagram: @praycraft.