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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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2017 SPE Annual ConferenceSpeakers

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Heather M. O'Brien

Heather M. O'Brien

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 10:00am, Orange EF

"Dissecting the National Imagination"

Heather M. O'Brien is an artist living and working between Los Angeles, California, and Beirut, Lebanon. Her work explores how capitalist desire and militaristic legacy construct our ideas about home. She is currently an Assistant... read more

Michael Peres joined the faculty of the RIT School of Photographic Arts and Sciences in 1986. A professor of biomedical photographic communications, he teaches photomicrography, biomedical photography, and other related applications of photography used in... read more

Amundson and Gour collaborate to explore the perceptions surrounding the domestic sphere, immigration politics, and identity. They use collage and photo-scanning techniques to speak metaphorically about social and cultural construction. They have exhibited and participated... read more

Plascencia is a visual artist and educator whose creative work explores the constructive nature of identity, the conflict that individuals face building their identities, and the duality - sometimes conflict - between domesticity and utilitarianism,... read more

Greta Pratt

Greta Pratt

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 10:00am, Orange EF

"Dissecting the National Imagination"

Greta Pratt is the author of three monographs, In Search of the Corn Queen, Using History, and The Wavers. Her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally. Pratt was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and... read more

B. Proud is a commercial photographer/videographer and adjunct professor at The University of the Arts, where she received the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching. Proud's current project "First Comes Love" has received numerous grants and... read more

Barbara Jo Revelle is an artist whose practice includes photography, film/video making, installation, performance and public art. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida where she was Director of the School of... read more

Richard Knox Robinson

Richard Knox Robinson

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 10:00am, Orlando IV

"Rothstein's Family Portraits"

Richard Knox Robinson's work explores the documentary process. Informed by his work for Smithsonian, Time, The Washington Post, and others, his films question how the photographic image is used in documentary narratives. His films have... read more

Thad Russell is a fine art and editorial photographer whose work examines contemporary American life and landscape in all of its beauty, perversity, and pathos. Russell is a graduate of Stanford University (BA) and the... read more

Emily Schiffer

Emily Schiffer

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 4:00pm, Orange AB

NEW! Imagemaker "Dialogic" Presentations

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 5:45pm, See description for locations

Imagemaker Dialogic Presentation Networking Sessions

Emily Schiffer is an award-winning photographer who is expanding the use of documentary images. From curating the installation of giant photographs on abandoned building on Chicago's South Side to traveling a truck-converted-into-gallery along the entire... read more

Rebecca Senf is Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography and Norton Family Curator at the Phoenix Art Museum. She has curated more than 30 exhibitions, and in 2012 her book "Reconstructing the View:... read more

Kurt Simonson

Kurt Simonson

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 4:00pm, Orange AB

NEW! Imagemaker "Dialogic" Presentations

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 5:45pm, See description for locations

Imagemaker Dialogic Presentation Networking Sessions

Kurt Simonson is an artist/educator based in Long Beach, California, whose work explores the longings and tensions that surround our ideas of home, community, and identity. Simonson's work is regularly exhibited nationally and internationally, and... read more

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