These sessions provide a platform for all artists to present their body of work to leading experts in the field of photography, art and media, and receive valuable feedback and guidance at no extra cost. Registration required.
The following individuals are scheduled to review professional member work at the 55th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, Saturday, March 3, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Reviewers are subject to change/substitution as professional demands necessitate.
Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography
DCCP works to promote contemporary lens-based artists who explore the medium in diverse ways: from still and time-based media to the photographic book. In 2012, DCCP shifted its operation to a solely online gallery supplemented by small edition artist book publications.
Curator of Photographs
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Peter Barberie is the Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts
Zemie Barr is an artist and curator based in Portland, Oregon, where she manages the photography exhibitions at Blue Sky Gallery and co-directs Wolff Gallery, a feminist art space dedicated to exhibiting work by traditionally underrepresented artists.
University of Kansas
Daniel W. Coburn serves as Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Kansas. He is a recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship. Coburn's prints are held in collections at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago and the University of New Mexico Art Museum. His first monograph, The Hereditary Estate, was published in 2015.
Director and Curator, Mednick and 1401 Galleries of Photography
University of the Arts
The Sol Mednick Gallery was founded in 1978 by then-Department Chair Ray Metzker, and named after the founder of the Photography Program, Sol Mednick, and is celebrating its 39th anniversary. Harris Fogel has directed and curated the Sol Mednick Gallery since 1997 and Gallery 1401 since he founded it in 1999. It is celebrating its 19th anniversary.
The Center for Fine Art Photography
Hamidah Glasgow has been the Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado since 2009. Hamidah is also a co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective.
Jessica Todd Harper
Harper's images were selected as some of the best of our time by the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. She has 2 books: Interior Exposure & The Home Stage. BA is history of art, Bryn Mawr College & MFA is from RIT. Taught at The ICP, Haverford & Swarthmore Colleges. Represented by Rick Wester Fine Art, NYC & Galerie Confluence, France.
University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Deborah Hollis is an associate professor in Special Collections & Archives at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. Her research agenda includes the use of material culture in teaching and learning with an emphasis on experiential learning. Her collecting responsibilities include photobooks and artists' books.
Rhode Island School of Design
Henry Horenstein is a professional photographer, teacher, author, and filmmaker. He earned his MFA at Rhode Island School of Design, where he is now professor of photography. Henry's 30+ books, including texts used by hundreds of thousands of students and many monographs (Honky Tonk, Shoot What You Love, Animalia, etc.).
Garin Horner is an Associate Professor at Adrian College and Director of the Adrian College Center for Effective Teaching. He has received various teaching awards, such as the United Methodist Award for Exemplary Teaching, and has authored The Photography Teacher's Handbook: Practical Methods for Engaging Students in the Flipped Classroom.
Curator in Charge
Dept of Photography George Eastman Museum
Now head of the Department of Photography at the George Eastman Museum, Hostetler has held previous positions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has curated numerous exhibitions and is a specialist in photography of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Assistant Director | Curator of Collections
Visual Studies Workshop
Johnston manages the collections at VSW, teaches in the MFA program, and supervises internships and other collection related activities. Previously, Johnston was the Asst. Curator of Photographs at George Eastman Museum for 8 years. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University.
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Samantha Johnston has been the Executive Director of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver, Colorado since 2015. She is also a photographer, mentor, educator and a longtime member of SPE.
Professor of Art
My work explores relationships of people, land, and ecology through multi-segment panoramas, image/text synthesis, and book forms. My latest book, Confluence: Rivers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, is expected in May 2019. I am interested in supporting undergraduate and graduate students and professional photographers in realizing their work.
Editor and Faculty
Light Leaked and University of South Carolina
Ashley Kauschinger is an artist, educator, and Founding Editor of Light Leaked, an online photography magazine that creates dialogue and community. She is currently looking for work to publish on Light Leaked, and for an exhibition she is curating, titled Bridging Division (slated for Summer 2018)
Photographer/ Professor of Art
Justin Kimball, BFA RISD and MFA Yale. The recipient of Guggenheim and Siskind fellowships, he is the author of Where We Find Ourselves, Pieces of String and Elegy. His work has been exhibited widely and is represented in over 30 museum collections. He is a professor of art and director of the visiting artist program at Amherst College.
Professor of Art
Katharine Kreisher, Professor of Art, Hartwick College, Oneonta NY directs the photography and printmaking programs. She helps develop curatorial projects and visiting artist situations for Foreman Gallery, Yager Museum and the department.
Eric T. Kunsman is a photographer and book artist based out of Rochester, New York. Eric is a Lecturer for the Visual Communications Studies Department/NTID at RIT. He currently owns Booksmart Studio, which is a fine art digital printing studio specializing in numerous techniques and services for photographers and book artists.
Shane Lavalette is a photographer, independent publisher/editor, and the director of Light Work in Syracuse, NY. Founded as an artist-run, non-profit in 1973, Light Work's mission is to provide direct support to artists working in photography and related media, through residencies, publications, exhibitions, and a lab facility.
Southern Oregon University
Leppmann has received grants for her photo-based work from the Ohio Arts Council, Indiana Arts Commission, Arts Midwest/NEA, Minnesota State Arts Board, Scandinavian-American Foundation and a Fulbright, while showing nationally. As Museum Director, her programming was supported by the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation and the NEA.
Atlanta Photography Group
Beth Lilly is the Executive Director for Atlanta Photography Group, a non-profit art gallery with 9 exhibitions a year as well as workshops, speakers, critique groups and events. An exhibiting artist for 25 years, she also served for 15 years as a photo editor and then Director in Turner Broadcasting's photography department.
The College of New Jersey
Elizabeth is an interdisciplinary artist working in photography, video, sound, textiles, and installations. She received many grants, fellowships and residencies and exhibited in the US and abroad, including Australia, Bulgaria, England, Canada, Austria, Poland, Spain, France, Israel, Italy, Republic of Cyprus, Germany, Chile and Brazil.
Curator & Instructor
Lisa McCarty is a photographer, curator, and educator based in Durham, North Carolina. She received an MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts from Duke University and is currently curator of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University's Rubenstein Library as well as an instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies.
Jennifer Murray is the Executive Director of Filter Photo where she directs the planning of Filter Photo Festival as well as programming at Filter Space gallery. She is a founding member of the Chicago-based curatorial collective The Exhibition Project, which curates photography related exhibitions engaging new audiences with emerging artists.
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Andrew O'Brien is an Assistant Professor of Photography and Media Art at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His current work looks at the social, historical, and cultural motivations behind landscape formation and the built environment. Projects range from collections of photographs, to sound, video and installation work.
Susan Ressler is an artist, author, and educator who has been making photographs for over 40 years. With more than 100 exhibitions worldwide, her photographs are in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Canadian Library-Archives and other important collections. A 2017 Critical Mass finalist, her first book will be published by Daylight in 2018.
I have worked as a photographer since the 1970's. My first solo exhibition was entitled, Modern Mythologies which opened at the International Museum of Photography in 1978. In 1985 I was hired to assist in the creation of a Photography Program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where I continue to teach. My current project, "Oculus" was awarded the Simon Guggenheim Foundation Award in 2015.
Lecturer and Program Coordinator
Arizona State University
Betsy Schneider was on the photography faculty at Arizona State University for fourteen years. She is now based in Boston and working remotely for ASU developing and directing an innovative online BFA program. Her book, To Be Thirteen, was published in the fall of 2017 by Radius Books.
The Print Center
In addition to being the Executive Director of The Print Center, Spungen serves as panelist, reviewer, juror & critic. She has curated exhibitions of Doug + Mike Starn, Masao Yamamoto, Robert Asman and Matt Neff. Publications include The Picture that Remains, Will Brown & Thomas Devaney and To See God Not the Devil's Insides, Doug + Mike Starn.
CEO & Artistic Director
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Sarah Stolfa is the founding CEO & Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Stolfa is an artist and educator with experience in curatorial work, program development, and administrative oversight. She has participated in numerous group and solo shows and her work is collected both publicly and privately.
Atlantic Center for Art
I am involved with SPE as professor, and have books with focus on place, women, and sexuality.
Rhode Island School of Design
Brian Ulrich's photographs have been exhibited at the Eastman Museum; the Cleveland Museum of Art; MCA Chicago; and the North Carolina Museum of Art. He is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. In 2011 the Aperture published "Is This Place Great or What". He is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Curator of The Arts at CIIS
California Institute of Integral Studies
As Curator of The Arts at CIIS, Deirdre built an exhibition and publications project structured to support the creation of new and experimental work by a diversity of voices. She is also engaged in a long-term community arts practice in San Francisco's Tenderloin district, and has convened conferences and dialogues on art and social change.
Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Waselchuk is a photographer, author, educator and curator. Curatorial projects: 'Is Everybody Comfortable?' (w/Zanele Muholi 04) 'GUNS 'n US' (PhotoNOLA 08) 'Tao Hua Yuan Ji' (PPAC 17). Notable work: 'Grace Before Dying', documentary/exhibition/book (07-17). Awards: PhotoNOLA Review Prize (08) Aaron Siskind Fellowship (09) Pew Fellowship (12)