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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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Northwest Chapter | Conferences

SPE Northwest Chapter includes:
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming

Chair David Strohl
Vice Chair/Secretary Jason Lazarus
Treasurer Crystal McBrayer
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Past Conferences

Illuminate & Provoke: SPE-NW 2017

Oregon State University - Corvallis, Oregon   |   October 20 - October 21, 2017

SPENW welcomes photographers, artists, writers, educators, curators, historians, and professionals from other fields for the 2017 northwest regional conference: Illuminate and Provoke.


In his introductory paper for the anthology of Orion essays "The Future of Nature" the poet, Barry Lopez, situates writing as a social as well as an artistic act and suggests that, like birds, writers "represent a visible, coherent trajectory through a confusing wood. They illuminate and provoke."


During times of political and social confusion, photographers also illuminate and provoke, and this conference topic challenges photographers, writers, social scientists, and photo-historians to consider how your work is a social as well as an artistic act. Our keynote speaker, Richard Misrach, will speak to this theme in his talk on Friday night.


On Friday, the conference will begin at 1pm and will start with a choice of three-hour in-depth workshops followed by meetings of the LGBTQ caucus and high school and community college instructors. Then, meet fellow conference attendees at a reception with artists Nicole Jean Hill and Alexis Pike followed by our keynote speaker, Richard Misrach. On Saturday, choose from a selection of sixteen lectures and artist presentations on topics of photography relevant today. A conversation with Christopher Russell, and Rafael Soldi at the The Arts Center in Corvallis, moves our conference away from the university in the early evening. During the conference, we have seven photography exhibitions on view around the city and on Saturday evening, visit pop-up galleries with works by Natalie Krick, Joan Truckenbrod, and Mazdak Shadkam.


-- Julia Bradshaw, SPE-NW 2017 Conference Chair

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EVOLVING: Craft & Concept

Art Institute of Seattle - Seattle, WA   |   November 03 - November 06, 2016

Register now for SPE’s Northwest Regional Conference, Evolving: Craft & Concept, taking place in Seattle, November 3rd-6th. 2016.


By pre-registering, you will save money on your admission and secure your attendance at the conference. Join us for three days packed full of presentations featuring John Keatley & Creative Live, a Chuck Close photographic exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery, an evening of photojournalism at PCNW featuring Honored Educator Walter Bodle & Youth In Focus, an exciting array of northwest artists and educators presenting their recent work and ideas, plus industry seminars, workshops, portfolio reviews, exhibitions, and more.



Full schedule details coming soon.

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Choreographing the Image

Process & Practice in Contemporary Photography

Portland Community College - Southeast Campus - Portland, OR   |   November 05 - November 08, 2015

This year's conference focuses on the process and practice of making the photograph serve a purpose as we explore the varying ways photographers evolve their images. From concept through material and process to the end result, we explore the new ways of how traditional and historical technologies come together.

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TRANSFIXED | TRANSMEDIA

Current WWU Students, Faculty, & Staff Attend Free (no pre-registration, must have ID)

Western Washington University - Bellingham, Washington   |   October 10 - October 12, 2014

Western Washington University is pleased to host TRANSFIXED | TRANSMEDIA, the 2014 Society for Photographic Education's Northwest Regional Conference. This conference seeks to explore, embrace, and question the ever-expanding definitions of photography. This conference will dissect the past, present, and future of photographic practices as they relate to the constant redefinition of the field by featuring speakers, students, practitioners, theorists, and historians who are actively pushing the boundaries of the medium. Check out the digital preview of the 2014 SPENW Conference Program: http://wwuphotoconcentration.wordpress.com/wwu-spe/

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Community: Connecting Through Photography

Photo Center NW - Seattle, Washington   |   November 07 - November 10, 2013

Location: Seattle, WA on November 7-10, 2013 Conference Chair: Melinda Hurst Frye, Ashley Siple Major Speakers: Holly Andres, Amanda Koster, Rosanne Olson, Christopher Boffoli Honored Educator: Janet Neihauser

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Crossing the Divide

University of Oregon - Eugene, OR   |   November 01 - November 04, 2012

The event kicked off with Arthur Tress as the keynote speaker on Thursday evening with a full auditorium. Plenary sessions began on Friday at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Friday's program also included a special selection of 5 film shorts by EOFF director and MFA student Ian Clark; and a talk on Contemporary Arab Photography by Amjad Faur. Lucas Foglia and Justyna Badach delivered talks on their current work, which was followed by a facilitated discussion between the two moderated by Professor Jenny Lynn of the University of Oregon.


Saturday's programming was dedicated to the 12 presented selected from the many superb proposals submitted by regional and national participants including Mary Goodwin, David Turner, Michael Sherwin, Allie Mount, Mike Sell, and Dennis deHart.


The afternoon session concluded with Dan Powell receiving the Honored Educator award and delivering his lecture titled: "I have forgotten my umbrella." (Summary by Terri Warpinski)

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