2013 Niederer Artist-in-Residence Dan Estabrook is a leading expert on 19th century photographic processes. In recent years, Estabrook has added pencil and paint to his Calotype negative and salt prints to create contemporary work that explores universal themes such as love, sexuality and death. Estabrook attended Harvard University and earned his MFA from the University of Illinois. In 1994, he received an Artist's Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. The Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence program allows Hollins University to bring a nationally recognized artist to campus every year. While in residence, the artist creates work in a campus studio and teaches an art seminar open to all students. During their time at Hollins University, the Artist-in-Residence is a vital part of the campus and greater Roanoke community.