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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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Garrett Hansen

Garrett Hansen

Saturday, March 03, 2018 @ 9:00am,


Garrett graduated from Grinnell College and completed his MFA at Indiana University. He has taught at several universities in the United States and in Asia; he is now an Assistant Professor at the University... read more

Peter Hiatt

Peter Hiatt

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

Graduate Presentations

Peter Hiatt is a photographer and artist living in Denton, Texas. His artwork addresses the relationship people have with their environment, and how they interact with the land they inhabit.
Hiatt has exhibited throughout North... read more

Rebecca J. Hopp, is an internationally exhibiting photographer, teaching artist, former Literacy Through Photography Program Manager at FotoFest International, and currently the Community Engagement Coordinator at Theatre Under the Stars. Hopp is living in Houston... read more

Eric Joseph is a photographer and Senior Vice President of New Business and Product Development at Freestyle Photographic Supplies. Eric graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1985 with a B.A. in Art, Specializing in... read more

Lisa Kaplan holds a doctorate in Cultural Studies from Bowling Green State University. Her degree includes concentrations in race and gender theory and photography. Her work focuses on the role of photography as cultural object... read more

Ramy Khair holds a Master of Professional Studies in Interactive Multimedia from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.
For the past 14 years, Ramy has been teaching Graphic Design, Photography and Multimedia courses at both... read more

Mark Klett

Mark Klett

Saturday, March 03, 2018 @ 11:00am, Grand Ballroom Salon H

""The Place No One Knew" and the Reemergence of a Drowned River"

Mark Klett has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He is the author of 16 books, and his work is held in more than 80... read more

Julieanne Kost

Julieanne Kost

Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 9:00am, Grand Ballroom Salon K

Adobe Demo Session, "Lightroom Classic CC: Insider Secrets"

Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:00pm, Grand Ballroom Salon H

Adobe Demo Session, "Lightroom CC: The Evolution Continues"

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

Adobe Demo Session, "Photoshop CC: Beyond the Obvious"

Saturday, March 03, 2018 @ 1:00pm, Grand Ballroom Salon K

Adobe Demo Session, "Showcasing Work: Adobe Spark, Behance, and Portfolio"

Named one of Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business," Julieanne Kost is a Principal Evangelist at Adobe Systems, responsible for fostering relationships with customers through meaningful and inspirational Photoshop and Lightroom instruction. She... read more

Melissa Kreider

Melissa Kreider

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

Graduate Presentations

Melissa Kreider is an MFA Candidate at The University of Iowa and holds a BFA in Photography from The University of Akron. Melissa's work examines the realities assault survivors face when seeking justice. Melissa is... read more

Betsy Leonard is VP of Engagement at Heartland Alliance, a global human rights, anti-poverty organization based in Chicago. She leads engagement strategy with external and internal stakeholders including board members, corporate partners, and volunteers, and... read more

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 1:00pm,

"Migration of Memory"

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew's recent solo exhibitions include the Royal Ontario Museum and sepiaEYE, nyc. Other exhibitions include the RISD Museum and the Smithsonian. Grants include a Fulbright and the John Gutmann fellowship. Matthew is Professor... read more

Kevin J. Miyazaki is an artist, editorial photographer and educator living in Milwaukee. His artwork addresses issues of memory, ethnicity and family history. His freelance clients include The New York Times, AARP, Travel+Leisure and... read more

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