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When October 13-15, 2017
Where Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Featured Speakers Charlotte Cotton, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Honored Educator Deborah (Deb) Lillie

This year's conference held in the Fine Arts Building at Baylor University, will investigate and discuss how the current vernacular of imagery is ever-changing in the 21st century. It is estimated that over 1.8 billion images are uploaded to the internet daily. We are living in a time when family snapshots are no longer consigned to be neglected in family albums but are now publicly shared and disseminated. As cell phone photography grows more sophisticated, and technologically so easily available, so does the curatorial and artistic sensitivities of the public. During this growth, and with technology so easily available, lens-based artists are incorporating new technology and methodologies while finding new ways to embrace and define the traditional foundations of photography. Drones, microscopes, satellites, the internet, and surveillance imagery, are all becoming part of the vernacular in which we experience lens-based images today.
For questions, please contact –
H. Jennings Sheffield, Co-Chair of 2017 SPE South Central Regional Conference, 254-710-6388.
Chris Ireland, Co-Chair of 2017 SPE South Central Regional Conference, 254 968 9274.

Featured Speaker events are free and open to the public.

Friday Featured Speakers Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Friday, October 13 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Jones Theatre
You can find more details about this lecture at the following link.

Saturday Featured Speaker Charlotte Cotton
Saturday, October 14 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Jones Theatre
You can find more details about this lecture at the following link.

This year's conference is sponsored by

• Creative Waco Artsmatch Grant
• Sprint Systems
• Baylor University
• Tarleton State University – College of Liberal and Fine Arts
• Texas Humanities
• Waco Hilton – Conference Hotel
• Texas Photographic Society
• Tarleton Ultra Club
• Frame Destination
• Red River Paper
• Baylor Libraries
• San Antonio Camera Exchange

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