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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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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

Sarah Lewis

Sarah Lewis

Saturday, March 03, 2018 @ 6:00pm, Grand Ballroom Salon H

Evening Guest Speaker, Sarah Lewis

Sarah Lewis is the guest editor of the landmark "Vision & Justice" issue of >i>Aperture which received the 2017 Infinity Award for Critical Writing and Research from the International Center of Photography. The issue was... read more

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 1:00pm, Grand Ballroom Salon H

"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

Daniel Milnor

Daniel Milnor

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

Daniel Milnor: "The Future of Self-Publishing for Photographers"

Daniel Milnor once worked as both a fragrance model and a hot tub installer but is better known as a reformed-journalist, photographer and writer who is now performing these duties in his role as "Creative... read more

Kevin Miyazaki

Kevin Miyazaki

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

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

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

Giancarlo Montes

Giancarlo Montes

Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 5:00pm, Grand Ballroom Salon H

Evening Guest Speaker, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Giancarlo Montes is a photographer based in New York. His work addresses the fraught relationships between sexuality, the body and space that both cohere and complicate the self. He is interested in the photograph's potential... read more

Zora Murff

Zora Murff

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

"Corrections: Identification, Influence, and Image"

Zora J Murff is an MFA student at the University of Nebraska. Zora attended The University of Iowa and holds a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University. Combining his education in human services and art,... read more

Natal is an environmentally focused artist and professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago, author of EarthWords, and Neon Boneyard Las Vegas. She has exhibited internationally with grants/fellowships that include Fulbright, Illinois Arts Council,... read more

Moritz Neumüller, is a curator, educator, and writer in the field of Visual Culture. He has worked for The Museum of Modern Art and is now Curator of the Photobook Week in Aarhus (Denmark), as... read more

Maria Nilsson (Ph. D. and M.F.A., University of Iowa) is a senior lecturer in the Department of Informatics and Media of Uppsala University (Sweden) and a scholar whose research interests include the truth claim and... read more

Lucia Nimcova

Lucia Nimcova

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

"KHRONIKY"

Born in 1977. Lucia Nimcova has a deep appreciation of the slippages between photography as an event and its operation in private and official life--the ways in which moments in both spheres are captured, some... read more

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