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2021 SPE Annual Conference: Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria

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Corey Scales

Corey Scales

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 3:45pm, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

Collaboration Inside Prison

Born and raised in Detroit, Corey Scales gained an appreciation for photography through Humanize the Numbers, a Prison Creative Arts Project photography workshop he participated in while incarcerated. Now working in Southeast Michigan, Corey continues... read more

Leah Schretenthaler

Leah Schretenthaler

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 2:15pm, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

The Invasive Species of the Built Environment

Leah Schretenthaler was born and raised in Hawaii. She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Through her art practice, her research presents a connection between land and materiality. Her work has... read more

Roula Seikaly

Roula Seikaly

Sunday, November 03, 2019 @ 10:00am, Edward Dowd Bldg

Portfolio Reviews

Roula Seikaly is an independent curator and writer based in Berkeley, CA, and Senior Editor at Humble Arts Foundation. Her curatorial practice addresses contemporary photography and new media, social justice efforts in contemporary art and... read more

Nick  Shepard

Nick Shepard

Sunday, November 03, 2019 @ 10:00am, Edward Dowd Bldg

Portfolio Reviews

Nick Shepard grew up in New York City, graduated with a degree in Studio Art and Art History from Carleton College, and earned his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in his... read more

Rebecca Sittler

Rebecca Sittler

Sunday, November 03, 2019 @ 10:00am, Edward Dowd Bldg

Portfolio Reviews

Rebecca Sittler is a Professor of Art at California State University, Long Beach, and received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 2003. Her still life photographs examine the interpretive lives of familiar objects,... read more

Fazilat Soukhakian

Fazilat Soukhakian

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 9:45am, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

"Defiance" & "Queer in Utah"

Fazilat Soukhakian is an Iranian artist and photographer who is currently an assistant professor of photography at Utah State University. She considers herself a visual storyteller who observes and records her concerns regarding social and... read more

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Sunday, November 03, 2019 @ 10:00am, Edward Dowd Bldg

Portfolio Reviews

Andrew K. Thompson lives and works in Colton, California. Thompson holds a MFA degree in Studio Art and Design from the California State University, San Bernardino, a Certificate Degree in Art Business from New York... read more

Chris Velasco

Chris Velasco

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

The Fellowship: Subverting the Imagined Family Portrait in Photography

Christopher Velasco is a Los Angeles native and artist. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara (MFA, 2019) and CalArts (BFA, 2010). Christopher has exhibited at the Queer Biennial, Shoshana Wayne, and the Vincent Price Art... read more

Lewis Watts

Lewis Watts

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 7:30pm, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

Honored Educator Talks

Lewis Watts is a photographer, archivist/curator, visual historian and Professor Emeritus of Art at UC Santa Cruz. He also taught at UC Berkeley (and other places) for over 40 years. His research and art practice... read more

Isaac Wingfield

Isaac Wingfield

Saturday, November 02, 2019 @ 3:45pm, de Saisset Museum Auditorium

Collaboration Inside Prison

Isaac Wingfield teaches in the Residential College at the University of Michigan. In 2015 he started a photography-based workshop that unites Michigan students and men who are incarcerated in Michigan prisons. He completed his undergraduate... read more

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