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Nothing Ventured/Nothing Gained: The Creative Risk

When October 25-28, 2012
Where Online Event

Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available at the South Central conference. ONSITE RATES: Regular SPE Member: $75Adjunct SPE Member: $60Senior SPE Member: $60Student SPE Member: $40Regular Non-Member: $95Student Non-Member: $55Day Pass: $75Session Pass: $45

The 2012 South Central Society for Photographic Education conference was held at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS and co-hosted by the Department of Art and the Department of Communication. The conference titled Nothing Ventured/Nothing Gained: The Creative Risk focused on the risks artists take in the conceptual and technical aspects of their work, and the challenges they overcome in their visual research. Mississippi State University's commitment to hosting the conference and very generous support cultivated an environment that allowed us to critically examine the diversity of photographic practice by addressing the three major physical sectors of photography: traditional, digital, and alternative processes. The tireless efforts of the conference co-chairs, Marita Gootee, Dominic Lippillo, and Wendy Roussin, along with their enthusiastic team of volunteers, truly made it an event to be remembered. Dornith Doherty was presented with the Honored Educator award as modest appreciation for her excellence as a teacher, artist and SPE leader. The conference included many fine and exciting presenters, including the featured speakers: Kelli Connell, Todd Hido, and Susan Burnstine. To top it all off, Mississippi State University provided several fantastic exhibitions and a party with a Jazz band, we could not have asked for anything else. (Summary by Jay Gould)

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