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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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Lure of the Local: Issues in Photographing the Familiar

Natalie Zelt, Aaron Blum, Eliza Lamb, Kurt Simonson, & Ashly Stohl

Saturday, March 14 - 9:00AM to 10:45AM
Celestin FGH

Photography is often a means for encountering and documenting the unknown. The camera can be a tool for exploration, an impetus for engagement with persons and places beyond the photographer's immediate sphere. But what changes when a photographer's focus shifts to familiar communities or intimate spaces? Does the act of photographing make a subject more familiar or does it create a new kind of distance? What does it mean to photograph from within a community, to allow the personal to define the boundaries of a project? This panel is comprised of four photographers whose recent work marks a shift in focus to intimate and personal geographies. These artists respond to what Lucy Lippard calls the 'lure of the local,' the particular significance of a person or place because of the photographer's invisible, affective connection. This panel, facilitated by a moderator, will encourage conversation about issues faced by photographers who document their community relationships and familiar spaces.

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Aaron Blum
Aaron Blum
Ashly Stohl
Ashly Stohl
Eliza Lamb
Eliza Lamb
Kurt Simonson
Kurt Simonson
Natalie Zelt
Natalie Zelt

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