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2019 Annual Conference

Cleveland

March 07-10, 2019

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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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Presentations on Main Stage 5

Hannah Frieser, Daesha Devon Harris, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, and Kevin J. Miyazaki (Panel) | Wendel White (Imagemaker)

Friday, March 08 - 2:45PM to 3:45PM
Hope Ballroom

Hannah Frieser, Daesha Devon Harris, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, and Kevin J. Miyazaki, "Rightfully Included: Supporting Artists of Color Today" (Panel)
Organizations such as En Foco, Autograph ABP, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock through its residency program, Woodstock AIR, provide a nurturing environment for artists of color to critically explore issues such as diversity, race, identity and social justice. Using CPW's residency program as an example, this panel discussion considers the societal cost of systematic neglect of artists of color, the importance of programs that create opportunities for marginalized artists, and success stories by artists who have thrived despite today's sociopolitical climate and personal challenges.


Wendel White, "Red Summer"  (Imagemaker)
The Red Summer portfolio represents the stories of various locations in the American landscape where racial violence (often characterized as "Race Wars" at the time) erupted between 1917 and 1923. These conflicts reveal several aspects of racial anxiety that inform our contemporary experience, including, though not limited to; racism, fear of violent black revolt, lynching, poverty, mass incarceration, and competition for employment. The project combines photographs of the contemporary landscape made at or near the site of racial conflict with selections of contemporaneous newspaper reporting. The newspaper is a veil of information through which, these events were understood and misunderstood. 

speakers

Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
Daesha Harris
Daesha Harris
Hannah Frieser
Hannah Frieser
Kevin J. Miyazaki
Kevin J. Miyazaki
Wendel White
Wendel White

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