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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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2009 SPE Annual ConferenceSpeakers

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Alison Smith

Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 1:25pm, Oak Room

"In Between"

Alison Smith is currently an MFA candidate concentrating in
photography at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University
of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She earned a BFA in studio arts
Photography with a... read more

Don Snyder

Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:00pm, Venetian Room

"Photobook as Pedagogical Space"

Don Snyder studied photography with Walker Evans and Minor
White. A contributor to many publications, he served as curator
of photography at the Addison Gallery of American Art and a
faculty member at Phillips Academy,... read more

Sandy Sorlien

Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:00pm, Parisian Room

"Malignancy on the Land"

Sandy Sorlien is the director of technical research at the Center
for Applied Transect Studies. She has photographed American places for thirty years, and is the author of Fifty Houses: Images
from the American Road.... read more

Mary Virginia Swanson

Mary Virginia Swanson

Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 9:00am, Gold Room

"Strategizing a Career in Photography"

Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 11:00am, Gold Room

"Reaching the World Online: Effective E-Marketing for Artists"

Mary Virginia Swanson is the Executive Director of the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. A respected educator, she is known for helping artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences and present... read more

J.D. Talasek

Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 9:00am, Parisian Room

"Art in the House of Science"

J.D. Talasek is the director of cultural programs of the National
Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. He has curated
numerous exhibitions, including Visionary Anatomies, Absorption
+ Transmission: work by Mike and Doug Starn and... read more

Adam Thorman received a BFA from Tisch School of the
Arts at New York University in 2003 and will complete an MFA
in Photography at Arizona State University in May 2009. He
exhibits nationally, is... read more

Meryl Truett

Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 10:00am, Pavilion Room

"You Can't Get There From Here"

Meryl Truett is a fine art and editorial photographer whose
work is exhibited and collected nationwide. She graduated in
2003 with her MFA in Photography from SCAD. read more

Karen vanMeenen

Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 1:00pm, Parisian Room

"Photography Journals and Cultural Debate"

Karen vanMeenen teaches English, literature, writing and media
studies at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the editor of
the journal Afterimage. read more

Vaughn Wascovich

Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 10:00am, Gold Room

"The Tar Creek Project"

Vaughn Wascovich is an assistant professor at Texas A&M
University in Commerce, Texas, where he teaches all levels of
photography. He is also a member of the Harvard Visiting
Scholars Program. Professor Wascovich has a... read more

Chad White received a BFA in Photography from the University
of New Mexico in 2004. He's interested in the relationships
between the cultural and natural landscapes that share in their
boundaries a vibration of beauty,... read more

Shaun Wilson's experience as tutor, teacher, and researcher has
contributed to her commitment to engaging in research that empowers
adolescents and their families. She is currently engaging
in ongoing evaluation of such programs as Point... read more

Pamela Winfrey

Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 9:00am, Parisian Room

"Art in the House of Science"

Pamela Winfrey (curator since 1986, Artist in Residency
Program, Exploratorium: the Museum of Science, Art and Human
Perception, San Francisco) has curated music, visual art,
and performance art. She recently served as the lead curatorialread more

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