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Jasna Bogdanovska is a photographer, educator, avid traveler and explorer of different cultures.

In her personal artwork she explores issues of femininity, culture, religion, nostalgia and belonging using various mediums such as photography, installation... read more

Mia Fineman

Mia Fineman

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 4:30pm,


Mia Fineman is Associate Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ms. Fineman studied art history at Yale University, where she completed a PhD with a thesis on German modernist photography. Since joining the Metropolitan... read more

Jonathan Gitelson

Jonathan Gitelson

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 2:00pm,

Are You Here?

Jonathan Gitelson currently resides in Brattleboro, Vermont and is an Assistant Professor in the Art Department at Keene State College in New Hampshire. Jonathan earned a BA in literature and photography from Marlboro College in... read more

Alicia Hansen

Alicia Hansen

Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 3:45pm,

Invited Speak Alicia Hansen: NYC

Alicia Hansen has worked as a professional photographer for over 20 years. Starting her career at one of the largest metropolitan papers in the country, she has worked for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Seattle... read more

Troy Holleman

Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 1:00pm,

Tyler Grad Student Presentations

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Henry Horenstein

Henry Horenstein

Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 5:00pm,

Honored Educator, Henry Horenstein

Henry Horenstein has been a professional photographer, teacher, and author since the 1970s. He studied history at the University of Chicago and earned his BFA and MFA at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where... read more

Kieran Johnson

Kieran Johnson

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 11:00am,

Volunteer Training at Penumbra

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 12:30pm,

Registration & Badge Pick Up

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 2:00pm,

Conference Introduction

Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 8:30am,

On-Site Registration

Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 9:00am,

Opening Remarks

Kieran is a practicing artist and arts educator. Kieran Johnson is currently the Operations Manager for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Prior to coming to VLA, Kieran worked at the Richard Avedon Foundation as... read more

Reiner Leist's works are ongoing--often participatory--projects that examine the relationship between individual lives and societies, history, landscape and architecture. He studied Visual Arts and Photography at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany, the University... read more

Robin Michals is a photographer whose work explores environmental issues through a close look at the built environment. Her ongoing project, Castles Made of Sand, of coastal areas impacted by sea level rise has been... read more

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Carolyn Monastra received her MFA in photography from The Yale School of Art. After being on an artists' residency in Iceland, she was motivated to begin The Witness Tree ... read more

Joan O'Beirne

Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 9:15am,

Incarceration and Photography

Joan O'Beirne is an artist and educator. She received her MFA in photography from the University of
New Mexico in 1998. Since moving to Vermont in 2004 she has taught at Marlboro College, Keene Stateread more

Marc  Ohrem-Leclef

Marc Ohrem-Leclef

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 2:45pm,


Marc Ohrem-Leclef (German, based in Brooklyn, NY) collaborates with communities-whether they are formed by bloodlines, social circumstance or cultural movement-to generate visibility for people and issues lacking representation. A MacDowell Colony Fellow (2018), his photographs... read more

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