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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Pittsburgh Filmmakers

477 Melwood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412.681.5449     visit website

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a topographically beautiful city with a rich cultural and industrial past. The city has a heritage of great photographers visiting here such as Alvin Langdon Colburn, Margaret Bourke White, Lewis Hine, W. Eugene Smith and Lee Friedlander. These photographers along with many others made iconographic imagery of the mills, laborers, neighborhoods, and the inevitable changes that took place throughout the 20th century.

Though no longer home to heavy industry, Pittsburgh retains much of the down to earth character that continues to characterize it as a shot and beer town. But it is much more than its famous sports teams-the Steeler, the Pirates, and the Penguins. Pittsburgh has been named America's most livable city more than once, has a thriving art scene, excellent universities, low-brow to high-brow eateries, and genuinely friendly people.

This year's regional conference site, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, is located in the Oakland neighborhood, also home to the Carnegie Museum of Art. Close by, for nothing in town is more than a fifteen to twenty minute drive, is Silver Eye Center for Photography, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory, the Frick Art and Historical Center and the Wood Street Galleries located in the cultural district downtown. These cultural institutions along with the restaurants, brew pubs, parks, rivers and bridges will feed your stomach and spirit in a multitude of ways.

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