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2019 Annual Conference


March 07-10, 2019

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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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An Evening with Thomas Allen

Thomas Allen is a full-time artist and award-winning illustrator. He earned a BFA from Wayne State University (Detroit) and an MFA from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis). Allen is represented by FOLEY (New York) and G. Gibson Gallery (Seattle). His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts—Houston, The Milwaukee Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Target Corporation, Fidelity Investments, Microsoft, the Progressive Corporation and Twitter.

Thomas has taught at the University of Minnesota, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (Michigan), Penland School of Crafts (North Carolina) and AIGA Austin Design Ranch (Texas). In 2007, Aperture Foundation [NY] published UNCOVERED: Photographs by Thomas Allen with a foreword written by renowned book cover designer Chip Kidd. Publication credits include Newsweek, Vanity Fair and The Wall Street Journal (to name a few). Last year Thomas was nominated for an American Illustration Award for his work in Harper’s. He lives on a 4.5 acre farm with his wife and daughter in Coloma where he just finished a very ambitious project for OUT Magazine.

This event is held in conjunction with photo l.a., January 21-24, 2016.

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