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2016 SPE Annual ConferenceSpeakers

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Ross Sawyers received a BFA in photography from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in photography from the University of Washington. His work is exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in numerous... read more

Ben Schonberger

Ben Schonberger

Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 2:00pm, Red Rock Ballroom I

"Beautiful Pig: Process and the Archive"

Ben is an artist and art teacher based in Akron, OH. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in many public and privet collections such as the Detroit Institute of Arts.... read more

Steven Skopik has exhibited photographic work in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. His articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in Exposure, Afterimage, and History of Photography. Skopik is chairperson of the... read more

J. Sybylla Smith

J. Sybylla Smith

Friday, March 11, 2016 @ 1:00pm, Summerlin A

"Concept Aware: Elements of Creative Practice"

A curator, educator and consultant with solo and group exhibitions featured at the DSI/Griffin Gallery, VII Photo Gallery, Photoville and the Center for Digital Arts. As an adjunct professor, guest lecturer and thesis advisor Smith... read more

Jamey Stillings

Jamey Stillings

Friday, March 11, 2016 @ 10:00am, Red Rock Ballroom I

"Changing Perspectives: Energy in the American West"

Jamey Stillings' career spans documentary, fine art and commissioned projects. He holds an MFA in Photography (RIT 1982). His work has been acquired by the Library of Congress, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the... read more

Jim  Stone

Jim Stone

Friday, March 11, 2016 @ 5:30pm, Summerlin Ballroom

2016 Honored Educator Ceremony: Jim Stone

Jim Stone turned to photography while studying engineering at MIT. His photographs have been exhibited and published internationally, and collected by the Museum of Modern Art, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Smithsonian American Art... read more

Leonard Suryajaya

Leonard Suryajaya

Friday, March 11, 2016 @ 10:00am, Summerlin F

"Don't Hold on to Your Bones"

Influenced by the cultural milieu of experiencing inter ethnic relations in Indonesia, Leonard Suryajaya's work explores identity, culture, gender, and sexuality. By utilizing photography, video, along with elements of performance and installation his work challenges... read more

Mary Virginia Swanson

Mary Virginia Swanson

Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 9:00am, Pavilion Ballroom

2016 Student Seminar with Mary Virginia Swanson and Susan kae Grant

Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 11:00am, Summerlin A

"Securing Support For Your Long-Term Projects"

(Mary Virginia Swanson (MFA, Arizona State University) is an author, educator and advisor who helps artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences, and present their work in an informed, professional manner. She... read more

David Taylor's photographs, installations, and artist's books examine issues of place, territory, history and politics. His artwork has been exhibited and published widely. He is a member of the photography faculty in the University of... read more

Lupita Murillo Tinnen is Chair of Photography at Collin College. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas' School of Arts and Humanities and an MFA from the University of North Texas.... read more

Linda Troeller

Linda Troeller

Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 2:00pm, Summerlin D

"Intimate Views"

Linda Troeller is an award-winning photographer known for Healing Waters, Aperture, Erotic Lives of Women, Scalo, Orgasm Photographs and Interviews, Daylight, 2014 and Living in the Chelsea Hotel, 2015 Schiffer. She won Women of... read more

Brian Ulrich is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design and Guggenheim Fellow. His solo exhibitions include the George Eastman House; Cleveland Museum of Art; MCA Chicago; MCA San Diego... read more

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