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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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Karina Aguilera Skvirsky

Karina Aguilera Skvirsky

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

"The Perilous Journey of María Rosa Palacios"

Aguilera Skvirsky works in photography, video and performance. Her work has been exhibited internationally in group and solo exhibitions including the Cuenca Biennial, the ICA, PA. 2016 and the São Paulo Biennial 2010. Skvirsky... read more

Rafael Soldi

Rafael Soldi

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

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

Rafael Soldi is a Peruvian-born, Seattle-based photographer and independent curator. He holds a degree in Photography and Curatorial Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Soldi's work has been exhibited and published internationally. His... read more

Jeffrey Stockbridge

Jeffrey Stockbridge

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

"Jeffrey Stockbridge: Kensington Blues"

Jeffrey Stockbridge is a photographer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His recent book, Kensington Blues, tells the stories of those who are struggling to survive their addiction by pairing first person audio narratives with large format... read more

Mary Virginia Swanson

Mary Virginia Swanson

Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 8:00am, Grand Ballroom Salon G

Student Seminar, "Strategizing a Career in Photography"

Mary Virginia Swanson is the Executive Director of the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. A respected educator, she is known for helping artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences and present... read more

Lorenzo Triburgo

Lorenzo Triburgo

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

"Beyond Tolerance: Pedagogy as Resistance"

Lorenzo Triburgo is a transgender artist who confronts the politics of representation and queer experience. He was most recently awarded a grant for his project, Policing Gender. Lorenzo holds a BA from New York University,... read more

Cristina Velásquez

Cristina Velásquez

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

Evening Guest Speaker, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Cristina Velásquez (Colombia) is an artist working mainly in photography and paper weavings. She received an MFA degree in Advanced Photographic Studies from Bard College and ICP (2017), where she was awarded the Director's Scholarship.... read more

Terri Warpinski

Terri Warpinski

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

"Death|s|trip"

After 32 years of teaching and administrative service at the University of Oregon, Terri Warpinski is now a Professor Emerita of Art and is realizing a lifelong dream of being a full time studio artist.... read more

Sasha Waters Freyer

Sasha Waters Freyer

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

"The Feminist and the Street Photographer"

Sasha Waters Freyer is a moving image artist trained in photography and the documentary tradition who fuses original and found footage in 16mm film and digital media. In 2016, she received the Helen Hill Award... read more

Emily Wiethorn

Emily Wiethorn

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

Graduate Presentations

Emily Wiethorn (b.1991) is a 3rd yr. MFA candidate and Instructor of Record at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. She received her BFA in Photography from Northern Kentucky University. She was awarded the 2017 SPE... read more

Catherine Wilkins (Tulane University, M.A., Art History and Ph.D., History) is an Arts & Humanities faculty member in the Honors College at the University of South Florida. Her scholarship focuses on Modern and contemporary... read more

Byron Wolfe

Byron Wolfe

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

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

Byron Wolfe uses photography and other tools and visualizations to reflect on culture, the passage of time, landscape, and the construction of perception. He often collaborates across disciplines. Wolfe is a Professor, Program Director, and... read more

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

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

Evening Guest Speaker, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a photographer, writer and former editor of the website The Great Leap Sideways. He has contributed essays to catalogues and monographs by Vanessa Winship, Paul Graham, Marton Perlaki and George Georgiou, guest-edited... read more

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