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SPE Midwest Chapter Conference Student Member Exhibition

Call for Submission

SPE Midwest Chapter   /   Deadline: 06/08/19

This open-theme call for entry is open to all student members of SPE. All lens-based media and works made utilizing photographic processes will be considered for exhibition. Selected works will be exhibited in the Brooks Stevens Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Sept 21-Oct 27, 2019.


Brooks Stevens Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design


Must be a student member of SPE.


Submit the following on SlideRoom using the link below.
- Artist CV
- Artist Statement
- Artist Bio
- Provide 1-10 items. Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each), Audio (up to 30MB each) and PDFs (up to 10MB each). You may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud. Please indicate Title, Medium, Scale, and Year for each sample submitted.

Submit your work here:

- Selected artists are required to cover all shipping and packing expenses, as well as insurance expenses related to shipping (MIAD will provide insurance for all works throughout the duration of the exhibition). All work must be available to arrive at MIAD from September 2-6, 2019.
- All works selected must adhere to professional standards of presentation and arrive to MIAD ready to install. Works determined to not be of professional standards of presentation may be removed at the discretion of MIAD Galleries and the SPE Midwest planning committee.


About the Juror
Alejandro Cartagena lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture to examine social, urban, and environmental issues in America. Cartagena's work has been exhibited internationally and is in public and private collections in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, and the United States, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cartagena has published several photo books including Santa Barbara Shame on US (Skinnerboox, 2017), A Guide to Infrastructure and Corruption (The Velvet Cell, 2017), Rivers of Power (Newwer, 2016), Santa Barbara Return Jobs to US (Skinnerboox, 2016), Before the War (self-published, 2015), Carpoolers (self-published / FONCA 2014), and Suburbia Mexicana (Daylight/ Photolucida 2011). He is the recipient of several major national and international grants, numerous honorable mentions and acquisition prizes in Mexico and abroad including the Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award, the Lente Latino award in Chile, and the Premio IILA-Fotografia 2012 award in Rome. He has been named a FOAM Magazine "Talent" and one of PDN's 30 "International Emerging Photographers To Watch".


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