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Depth of Our Field: Collaborations and Partnerships in Arts Education

When October 28-29, 2016
Where Penumbra Foundation, New York, New York
Keynote Speaker Mia Fineman
Featured Speakers Alicia Hansen
Honored Educator Henry Horenstein

Registration is now closed. We will have on-site registration at the Conference venue if space is available on Friday.

Conference Dates: October 28-29, 2016
Conference Theme: "Depth of Our Field: Collaborations and Partnerships in Arts Education"
Host: Penumbra Foundation, New York, NY
Keynote Speaker: Mia Fineman, Associate Curator Photography, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Invited Speaker: Alicia Hansen, Founder and Executive Director of NYCSalt.org
Honored Educator: Henry Horenstein, Professor of Photography, Rhode Island School of Design

The 2016 SPE-NE Conference aims to consider photographic education as not just something that happens inside the classroom, but within the larger arts community. Many non-profit organizations, community centers, art collectives,foundationsandmuseums work with educators at all levels to ensure that those non-textbook experiences are accessible to our students.

SPE itself emerged at a time when academic art departments were beginning to offer photography in their curriculum. In recognition of this newly emerging field of academia Nathan Lyons, Beaumont Newhall, Aaron Siskindandother prominent artist-educators started this community that we are a part of today. SPE is not alone inthemission of furthering photographic education and critical engagement. Many other non-profit and arts organizations have the same passion for shared knowledge and arts education. This conference hopes to continue the collaborative conversation that started in Rochester back in 1962.

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