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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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2018 SPE Annual ConferenceSpeakers

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Marti Corn

Marti Corn

Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 11:00am, Grand Ballroom Salon G

"Identity: Community & The Global Refugee Crisis"

Marti Corn is an activist, photographer, ethnographer, and educator who develops long-term projects in marginalized communities with the intention of empowerment, offering tools to share their stories. Her book, along with her images, are collected... read more

Pablo Delano

Pablo Delano

Saturday, March 03, 2018 @ 10:00am, Grand Ballroom Salon I

"Uncovering The Museum of the Old Colony"

Pablo Delano was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His artistic practice is grounded in the histories and struggles of Latin American and Caribbean peoples, both in their homelands and in their diasporas.... read more

Jess T. Dugan

Jess T. Dugan

Saturday, March 03, 2018 @ 9:00am, Grand Ballroom Salon G

"Everyday I'm Hustlin': Artists Talk about Money"

Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. Her work is regularly exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of several major museums. She is represented... read more

Maria Dumlao

Maria Dumlao

Saturday, March 03, 2018 @ 9:00am, Grand Ballroom Salon H

Dialogic: MATERIALITY

Maria Dumlao received a BA in Studio Art & Art History from Rutgers College and a MFA in Studio Art at Hunter College-CUNY. Dumlao is an Associate Professor at Bucks County Community College and a... read more

Matt Eich is a photographic essayist focused on long-form projects related to the American condition. Eich's clients include National Geographic, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Apple, United Way Worldwide, and others. He... read more

Christine Elfman

Christine Elfman

Saturday, March 03, 2018 @ 9:00am, Grand Ballroom Salon H

Dialogic: MATERIALITY

Christine Elfman explores the qualities of permanence and change within picture making. She received her MFA from California College of the Arts and BFA from Cornell University. She is represented by Gallery Wendi... read more

Lynn Estomin - Filmaker

Lynn Estomin - Filmaker

Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 10:30am, Grand Ballroom Salon H

Screening of: "Patrick Nagatani: LIVING IN THE STORY"

Lynn Estomin creates art on social issues; she is interested in human stories and what they tell us about society. Her award-winning documentaries have screened at film festivals internationally and on PBS nationally. Estomin's photos... read more

Jonathan Fardy

Jonathan Fardy

Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 11:00am, Grand Ballroom Salon K

""The Decisive Moment": Photography, Sovereignty, Exceptionality"

Jonathan Fardy is Assistant Professor of Art History at Idaho State University. His research focuses on the intersections of theory, photography, and subjectivity. He is currently at work on a monograph titled Picturing the Photographer:... read more

Annie Flanagan is a photographer, filmmaker and educator whose work primarily focuses on issues surrounding gender and sexuality. Annie's work has been recognized by organizations including Alexia Foundation, POY, Burn Magazine and New Orleans Photo... read more

Hellen Gaudence

Hellen Gaudence

Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 2:00pm, Grand Ballroom Salon H

Dialogic: COMMUNITY

Hellen works between her home Country-Tanzania and the United States. Her photographs draw upon autobiographical narrative and historical memory in response to issues concerning identity, migration and present day construction of the African diaspora. She... read more

Ghorbani received her MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2017 and her BA in 2012 from Tehran University of Art in Iran. Engaged with creating site specific installations that utilize photography and video... read more

Claire is an artist, designer and currently an Assistant Professor at the American University of Kuwait. She studied at Wellesley, Pratt, MICA and Rutgers. She was an art director in New York and taught at... read more

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