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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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Nigel Poor with Doug Dertinger: "Photography at San Quentin Prison"

Friday, March 08 - 9:00AM to 9:45AM
State Ballroom

Nigel Poor and Doug Dertinger will discuss the photography class they teach at San Quentin Prison through the Patterson University Prison Project. The program is unique within the California penal system offering inmates opportunities to attain AA degrees. Cameras are not allowed at San Quentin, so the class utilizes alternative forms of expression involving photographic imagery¬Ėlanguage-based image construction, collage, and intervention-based projects that ask the students to transform and augment existing photographs through drawing, writing, folding, etc. The lecture will discuss education in non-traditional institutions and present work done by the students of San Quentin.


Doug Dertinger
Doug Dertinger
Nigel Poor
Nigel Poor

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