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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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Jeremiah Ariaz

Jeremiah Ariaz

Friday, March 08, 2019 @ 1:30pm, Hope Ballroom

Presentations on Main Stage 4

"Louisiana Trail Riders" (Imagemaker)

Jeremiah Ariaz is an Associate Professor at Louisiana State University. LOUISIANA TRAIL RIDERS has received multiple awards and has been shown in exhibitions nationally. A monograph of the work was... read more

Evan Baden

Evan Baden

Friday, March 08, 2019 @ 11:30am, Hope Ballroom

Presentations on Main Stage 3

"Terra Matter: A Collaborative Project between the Photography and Natural History Collections at Oregon State University" (Teaching & Learning)

Evan Baden earned his MFA from Columbia College in Chicago in 2014. He has exhibited... read more

Matt Black

Matt Black

Saturday, March 09, 2019 @ 5:30pm, Hope Ballroom

Evening Guest Speaker, Matt Black

Saturday, March 09, 2019 @ 6:15pm, Hope Ballroom

Interactive Dialogue with Matt Black

Photographer Matt Black has traveled over 100,000 miles across 46 U.S. states for his project The Geography of Poverty. Other recent works include The Dry Land, about the impact of drought on California's agricultural... read more

Donald  Black Jr.

Donald Black Jr.

Saturday, March 09, 2019 @ 11:30am, Hope Ballroom

Presentations on Main Stage 3

"Keep Your American Dream (You Cannot Have My Eyes)" (Lecture)

Donald Black, Jr. is a photographer and youth educator.  He studied at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication. Donald uses the image as intervention to... read more

Akea Brionne Brown

Akea Brionne Brown

Saturday, March 09, 2019 @ 10:15am, Hope Ballroom

Presentations on Main Stage 2

Akea Brown is a photographer and researcher whose work investigates the intersectional themes of race, socioeconomics, and identity; with a particular focus on the ways in which history influences the contemporary cultural milieu of the... read more

Matthew  Bunn

Matthew Bunn

Friday, March 08, 2019 @ 10:15am, Hope Ballroom

Presentations on Main Stage 2

Matthew Bunn has been in higher education for 10 years now. He is course leader for the FdA in Photography Practice at Nottingham College in the UK. He has also lectured at Nottingham Trent University... read more

Michael Darough

Michael Darough

Friday, March 08, 2019 @ 9:00am, Hope Ballroom

Presentations on Main Stage 1

Michael Darough graduated from the University of Memphis, earning an MFA in photography in 2011. He received his BFA in photography from Arizona State University in 2007. His work explores identity though tableau... read more

Jess T. Dugan

Jess T. Dugan

Saturday, March 09, 2019 @ 2:45pm, Hope Ballroom

Presentations on Main Stage 5

Jess T. Dugan is an artist whose work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. Her work is regularly exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of several major museums. She is represented... read more

Matt Eich

Matt Eich

Saturday, March 09, 2019 @ 1:30pm, Hope Ballroom

Presentations on Main Stage 4

Matt Eich (b. 1986) is a photographic essayist working on long-form projects related to memory, family, community, and the American condition.

Matt is the author of three monographs. He teaches photography at The... read more

Jessica Elfadl

Jessica Elfadl

Friday, March 08, 2019 @ 11:30am, Hope Ballroom

Presentations on Main Stage 3

Jessica Elfadl works with National Geographic Society's Exploration Technology lab, where she manages the cameras and technology solutions developed by their team of engineers. Before working with NGS, Elfadl taught a photography enrichment program for... read more

Jennifer Ferretti

Jennifer Ferretti

Saturday, March 09, 2019 @ 10:15am, Hope Ballroom

Presentations on Main Stage 2

Jennifer Ferretti is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art. She is first-generation American Latina whose librarianship is guided by critical perspectives, not neutrality. With a firm belief that art is information,... read more

Arthur Fields

Arthur Fields

Friday, March 08, 2019 @ 9:00am, Hope Ballroom

Presentations on Main Stage 1

Arthur Fields completed an Master of Fine Arts in Photography in May of 2011 at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. With backgrounds in training and development, and graphic design, his academic research concentrates on... read more

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