October 17-20, 2019
Where Graduate Hotel, Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Keynote Speaker Carmen Winant
Featured Speakers Hannah Altman, Peter Cochrane, Adriana DeRosa, Matt Eich, Maggie Flanigan, John Freyer, John Ganis, Stephanie Grimm, Frank Hamrick, Yuki Hibben, Scott Jost, Daniel Kariko, Larissa Leclair, John Edwin Mason, Elizabeth McGrady, Rebecca Nolan, Brian Palmer, Terry Ratzlaff, Jeff Rich, Travis Shaffer, Jared Soares, Gordon Stettinius, David Wharton, William Wylie
Honored Educator John Mann
Online registration for "Double-Sided: This Conference is About Photography Books" is now closed. Please email SPESE2019@gmail.com if you have any questions, or would like any additional information.
With the rise of self publishing, installation, performance, and expanded approaches to the photo book, SPESE 2019 invites you to Richmond, VA where VCUarts and the Departments of Art & Art History at William & Mary and the University of Richmond will explore Photography off the wall – disseminated and transmitted by gatekeepers and DIY'ers, through actual and virtual networked communities. Topics of exploration include the nature of research and image circulation; collectives and special collections; working with designers, writers and text; the book as object and event, and most importantly, empowering our students to move the conversation around Photography Books forward for the next generation of artists, educators, consumers and producers.
Background image by Keynote Speaker: Carmen Winant, "My Birth, 2018." Found images, tape. Installation view of Being: New Photography 2018 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York"