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2024 Annual Conference

St. Louis

March 21-23, 2024

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2023 SPE Annual ConferenceSpeakers

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Catherine Lord is a writer, artist, and curator whose work addresses issues of feminism, cultural politics, and colonialism. She is the author of the text/image experimental narrative, The Summer of Her Baldness: A Cancer Improvisation... read more

Anne  Massoni

Anne Massoni

Friday, March 17, 2023 @ 9:00am, Windows

FotoFika and the 2020 All Stars

Anne Leighton Massoni, is the Executive Director of the Houston Center for Photography in Texas. She has also held positions at the International Center of Photography in New York City, Cornell University in Ithaca, and... read more

Valerie Mendoza is a lens-based installation artist, writer and educator. Her work and has been exhibited in France, Ireland, Mexico, Portugal, and venues throughout the United States. Recent work focuses on the international nature of... read more

Alabama artist and educator Sarah Cusimano Miles embraces a broad spectrum of photographic practices, and uses the symbolic interpretation of objects and confluence of science, technology, and art to inform her imagery. Sarah received her... read more

Marc Morris

Marc Morris

Saturday, March 18, 2023 @ 1:00pm, Grand Ballroom I

Tamron: Fundamentals of Modern Optics

A 25-year veteran of the photo imaging industry, Marc started as a custom print tech learning color science, printing, and lab management before ever owning a camera. His professional photography career has veered (careened?) from... read more

Zora J Murff

Zora J Murff

Saturday, March 18, 2023 @ 12:00pm, Tower C

Building Equity Through Open Access Resources

Zora J Murff is an artist and educator living in Arkansas. He is Black; therefore, he is. read more

Salena Parker is a doctoral candidate at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. She also teaches Composition and World Literature courses at Collin College. In the past decade, she has taught English abroad in Ghana,... read more

Birthe Piontek

Birthe Piontek

Saturday, March 18, 2023 @ 11:00am, Grand Ballroom I

Mining Identities: Three Artists Discuss Their New Publications

Birthe Piontek is a lens-based artist based in Vancouver, BC.
Her book "Abendlied" was nominated as one of the best photo books of 2019 by Time Magazine. Piontek is an Assistant Professor of Photography... read more

Nigel Poor

Nigel Poor

Saturday, March 18, 2023 @ 1:00pm, Grand Ballroom II

Nigel Poor: 2023 Insight Award Recipient

Nigel Poor lives and works in the Bay Area. Her work has been shown at many institutions including, The San Jose Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, Friends of Photography, SF Camerawork,... read more

Janet Pritchard

Janet Pritchard

Friday, March 17, 2023 @ 10:00am, Tower C

The Past Lives On

Before photography, Pritchard worked in outdoor education and traveled the Northeast and the Rocky Mountains. She describes herself as geographically bilingual. Her landscapes are guided by archives and situated at the intersection of nature and... read more

Cai Quirk

Cai Quirk

Friday, March 17, 2023 @ 9:00am, Tower D

Transcendence - Queer Restoryation

Cai Quirk (they or other neutral pronouns) is a genderqueer/fluid multi-disciplinary artist who connects gender, mythology, restoryation, and spirituality through photos, poems, and stories. Their series 'Transcendence: Queer Restoryation,' has been exhibited in twelve states... read more

Thalassa Raasch

Thalassa Raasch

Saturday, March 18, 2023 @ 11:00am, Tower B

In Over My Head & In Memoriam

Thalassa Raasch is a French-American artist. Photographs ground their work and are often accompanied by audio, and video; their practice explores perceptual boundaries, and grief. Thalassa is an Assistant Professor of Photography and Experimental Media... read more

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