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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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Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi

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

Saturday Evening Guest Speaker, Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi is a South African artist and visual activist. For over a decade she has documented black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people's lives in various townships in South Africa. Responding to the... 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

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

Paul O'Leary

Paul O'Leary

Saturday, March 03, 2018 @ 2:00pm, Grand Ballroom Salon I

Invited Speaker Paul O'Leary - "Photocitizens- Students as Co-Producers"

Paul O'Leary is a Senior Lecturer in Photography at Staffordshire University. As a documentary photographer he records the time in which we live, the lives of others and in an indirect way charts his own... read more

Soon-hwa Oh

Soon-hwa Oh

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

Dialogic: COMMUNITY

Oh Soon-Hwa is an associate professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Her photographs have been shown internationally in Asia pacific, Europe, and North America. She holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts... read more

Marc Ohrem-Leclef

Marc Ohrem-Leclef

Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 9:00am,

Dialogic: MALE IDENTITY

Marc Ohrem-Leclef's visual arts practice centers on immersive portraits of communities, working with photography, video and text. A Mac Dowell Colony Fellow, his work has been exhibited in Brazil, Germany, India, the UK and US... read more

Louie Palu

Louie Palu

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

"New Cold War"

Louie Palu is a documentary photographer who focuses on political and social issues. His accolades include a Guggenheim fellowship, Pulitzer Center Grant, including being featured in The New York Times, BBC and Smithsonian National Portrait... read more

Maxine Payne

Maxine Payne

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

Dialogic: COMMUNITY

Maxine Payne is a photographer living and working in Arkansas. She received her M.F.A from the University of Iowa. Currently a Professor in the Art Department at Hendrix College, she works to find ways to... read more

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