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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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"Evolution of a Photographic /Poetry Book Collaboration: Bea and Grace Nettles"

Friday, March 11 - 4:00PM to 4:45PM
Capitol North

In 1972, Nettles created her first book using mixed-media collages paired with poetry by her mother, Grace. Their long collaboration makes an excellent study of the changing technologies, aesthetics, and distribution methods in photographic book production, evolving from limited edition and personally printed hand-bound offset books in the seventies, to self-published commercially printed titles in the eighties, to digitally designed print-on-demand publications. This lecture and poetry reading comes from the unique perspective of an artist who has embraced and adapted the technologies of publishing, enabling her work and the words of a profoundly moving poet to reach an international audience.


Bea Nettles
Bea Nettles

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