Aaron Hardin

Aaron Hardin

Aaron Hardin is an award-winning photographer who serves as the Assistant Professor of Communication Arts. Prior to joining the faculty Hardin worked locally as a photographer and video editor for The Jackson Sun and internationally as Indigenous Outreach International’s Media Coordinator. Hardin received the Magenta Emerging Artists Award and the Magnum Photography Fine Art Award in 2016. He recently published his first book, The 13th Spring, and his work is being showcased at the Fototeca de Cuba in Havana, Cuba, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.

Hardin lives in Jackson with his wife, Alice, and daughter, Josephine. They are members of Christ Community Church. When Hardin is not teaching or taking photos, he spends his time working on his ’77 Chevy C10.


B.A., Union University

M.F.A., Hartford Art School


Office: JEN 304

731-661-6594 (voice)