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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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Photography: Mentorship and Legacy

When October 26-27, 2019
Where Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Keynote Speaker Doug DuBois, D'Angelo Lovell Williams
Featured Speakers Alex Gencarelli, Rosalyn Gerstein, Amy Giese, Jonathan Gitelson, Rita Lombardi, Janelle Lynch, Pamela Pecchio, Sarah Pollman, Janet Pritchard, Betsy Schneider, John Willis

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Each photographer carries with them the photographers who have gone before - those who were our mentors and educators, and those we never met but who taught us nonetheless. In many ways, these are the first important steps towards building support and community for ourselves.

The 2019 SPE Northeast Chapter Conference will focus on photography's rich tradition of mentorship and legacy, and the ways in which we as educators continue that tradition in our classrooms. We are honored to have the photographers Doug DuBois and D'Angelo Lovell Williams giving a joint Keynote Presentation on Saturday night around the themes of our conference!


The Society for Photographic Education Northeast Chapter seeks submissions for a juried exhibition at the Red Eye Gallery at the Rhode Island School of Design to be held in conjunction with the 2019 Chapter Conference. The exhibition will be juried by our Keynote Speaker D'Angelo Lovell Williams. Submissions are encouraged, but not required to address the conference theme Photography: Mentorship and Legacy.

SPE membership is not required as part of this call; we encourage submissions from members and non-members alike. In addition, we encourage submissions by photographers as well as artists using photography as a critical part of their process.

Free to submit if you are registered to attend the 2019 SPE Northeast Chapter Conference, $20 for members and students (discounted rate), and $30 for non-members. This includes 5 images per submission.

For more information about SPE memberships, click here.

1. As part of your online submission, please prepare the following:

  • Title & Project Description (max. 300 words)
  • 5 Images: saved as JPEG (sRGB Color, max. 1500px longer dimension) Name your JPEGs this way: last name_##.jpg (example: johnson_01.jpg)
  • Information for each image: Title, Medium, Year, Dimensions
  • Proof of Conference Registration, if applicable: include a jpg, pdf, or screenshot of your conference registration email as a free voucher for this submission
  • Proof of SPE Membership or Full-Time Student Status, if applicable:include a jpg, pdf, or screenshot showing your current SPE membership or student enrollment status if submitting under the discounted rate

2. Click here to submit the materials listed above.

The submission deadline on August 25, 2019 at 11:59pm EST is final. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.  

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