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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 2:00pm, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

The Uneven Effects of Rising Seas

Ryan Anderson is an assistant professor in the department of anthropology at Santa Clara University, and a Research Associate at the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz. His current research focuses on conservation,... read more

Barbara Boissevain is a photographer and visual artist who explores and documents various environmental and social justice issues. In her ongoing project, titled Big Dirty Secrets, she highlights issues of environmental toxicity relevant to the... read more

Pete Brook

Pete Brook

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 1:45pm, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

Men Who Are Prisoners Look At Photos

Pete Brook is an independent writer, curator and educator focused. His work seeks to unpack issues such as procedure, visibility, distribution and abuses of imagery as it emerges from U.S. prisons. Pete has curated multiple... read more

Donna Brown

Donna Brown

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 10:45am, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

The Fellowship: Subverting the Imagined Family Portrait in Photography

Donna Brown is an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University and works for local school boards in New Jersey. She has an MFA from CalArts (2011) and a BA from Rutgers University (2007). read more

Edgard Buenas

Edgard Buenas

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 10:00am, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

Who Tells Your Story: Reimagining Broadway in Rural Nicaragua

Edgard Buenas is a photographer from Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. In a country with little access to training and professional development in this field, Edgard has taken it upon himself to hone his skills and carve a... read more

Tamara Cedré

Tamara Cedré

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 1:00pm, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

Images of Disaster: A Case Study in Puerto Rico

Tamara Cedré was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Central Florida. She completed her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art where her studio research tested photography as a personal, political... read more

Amanda Dahlgren

Amanda Dahlgren

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 11:45am, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

Allegiance

Amanda Dahlgren is a San Diego-based photographic artist whose work opens dialogues about the way we live as a society and what we choose to value. Her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the... read more

Pablo Delano

Pablo Delano

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 1:00pm, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

Images of Disaster: A Case Study in Puerto Rico

Pablo Delano was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He holds a B.F.A in painting from Temple University and an M.F.A in painting from Yale University. Throughout his career, his work has engaged... read more

Martha Díaz-Adam is a visual artist-anthropologist and documentary photographer. Lebanese descendant born and raised in the Dominican Republic. Has a penchant for conducting investigations regarding cultural heritage and seeks to foster understanding among cultures and... read more

Tracy Fish

Tracy Fish

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 9:00am, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

Post-New Topographic Photography as an Approach for Increasing Social Awareness

Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Tracy Fish received her MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts from Duke University (2015) and a BA in Art Studio from Coastal Carolina University. She is currently the Assistant... read more

Katie Fitzgerald

Katie Fitzgerald

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 10:00am, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

Who Tells Your Story: Reimagining Broadway in Rural Nicaragua

Katie Fitzgerald is an artist who is living and working in Nicaragua. After taking a course called "Social Justice in the Arts" at her alma mater, Santa Clara University, Katie decided to dedicate her life... read more

Lindsay Godin

Lindsay Godin

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 9:00am, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

Post-New Topographic Photography as an Approach for Increasing Social Awareness

Lindsay Godin is a recent MFA graduate from the University of Iowa. Lindsay creates photo documentaries that shed awareness on contemporary American cultural norms and political values and how they affect American society on the... read more

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