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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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SPE Northeast Chapter includes:
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

Chair Camilo Ramirez
Vice Chair/Secretary Laura Beth Reese
Treasurer Robert Knight
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IS PHOTOGRAPHY ENOUGH? Interdisciplinary Approaches Beyond the Still Image

118 Elliot - Brattleboro, Vermont   |   November 10 - November 11, 2017

Is Photography Enough? Interdisciplinary Approaches Beyond the Still Image 
More than one trillion photographs are estimated to be made this year alone. With billions of phone-cameras in circulation, and the power to share images instantly and globally, can we still define a photographer, an artist, or even the medium itself? In a world permeated by the still image, how much does any single photograph or single moment matter? More and more artists are pushing the boundaries of photography by blending images with text, video, sculpture, collage, performance, and installation. Others remain drawn to the still image and interactions between a camera and the real world, maintaining that photographic staples like analog processes, books, and prints may be more relevant than ever.

Photography is a medium born out of technological progress, reinvented several times in its short history, and yet it continues to evolve. This raises important questions about its future for photographers and educators alike. The 2017 SPE-NE Conference considers the ways in which contemporary photographers integrate other mediums into their work as well as how artists from other fields are co-opting photography. What do we gain by working interdisciplinarily and what might we be losing along the way? Do pictures alone still have the power to affect change, to facilitate conversations, or to communicate emotions and ideas? Is photography enough?

Hannah Frieser - Keynote Presenter
Director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock

John Willis - 2017 Honored Educator
Professor at Marlboro College and co-founder of the In-Sight Photography Project

Brendan Bannon
The Most Important Picture - Syria: Life Through the Eyes of Refugee Youth

Carolyn Benedict Fraser
Out of Reach

Brad Farwell
Social Networks and the Construction of Identity: In Relation to Ralph Eugene Meatyard's The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater

Whitney Hubbs & Lydia McCarthy
Letting Go of Photography

Jordanna Kalman
Little Romances

Sarah MacWright & Jeffrey Smith
Through a Legal Lens

Billie Mandle
Common Places: A photography class where half
the students are 18 and half are over 80

Colleen Mullins & Bruce Myren
Shark Tank: Photography Book Edition

Joan O'Bierne
The Scarf: a presentation at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Eric Zeigler
Drones and 3D Printers: The New Photographic Research

Pecha Kucha - Imagemaker Presentations:
Michael Cardinali - In the Field
Andrea Frank - Image Resonance
Sarah Knobel - Stillness in the Moving Image
Katharine Kreisher - Family Stories
Danielle Owensby - Hidden in Plain Sight
Nadia Sablin - The Village

Is Photography Enough? Juried Exhibition: 
Juried by Joshua Farr, Executive Director of the Vermont Center for Photography this exhibition will be held at 118 Elliot during the 2017 SPE-Northeast Chapter Conference. Exhibition receptions will be held during the Brattleboro Gallery Walk on November 3rd, and during the SPE-Northeast Conference on November 11th, and the show will be up November 3rd–26th, 2017. This exhbition includes 36 works by the following artists:

Anne Arden McDonald, Tony Attardo, Kristi Beisecker,
Richard Cavagnolo, Monica Church, Rebecca Davis,
Adrienne Defendi, Colleen Fitzgerald, Carolyn Fraser,
Nicholas Gaffney, Audrey Gottlieb, Eui-Jip Hwang,
Alysia Kaplan, Sarah Knobel, Katharine Kreisher,
Janelle Lynch, Chris Maliga, Adrian Martinez,
Andy Mattern, Sandra Matthews, Alyssa Minahan,
Marc Newton, Marc Ohrem-Leclef, Nicholas Pollack,
Sarah Pollman, Rachel Porter, Blair Rainey, Amy Shapiro,
Richella Simard, David Underwood, Judy Unger-Clark,
Emily Vallee, Nathan Wagoner

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