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SPE Portfolio Throwdown

May 28th, 2022 @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm EST
SPE National
Virtual, Zoom

SPE Portfolio Throwdown

Join fellow SPE members for an informal portfolio sharing session. Bring your work in a digital format, ready to share in small breakout rooms. Receive feedback and engage in conversations with peers in the field. NON-MEMBERS: $5.00SPE MEMBERS: FREE REGISTRATION INFORMATION IS LOCATED IN YOUR E-MAIL RECIEPT....

Tate Shaw: Affective Misplacement and The Image City

June 07th, 2022 @ 7:00pm – 8:00pm EST
SPE National
Virtual, Zoom

Tate Shaw: Affective Misplacement and The Image City

Lecture

This lecture will present a re-framing of empathy and the call to empathize more in relation to images and image makers as part of a capitalist reification process that benefits those empathizing at the further expense of their subjects. Inspired by Ariella Aïsha Azoulay's Potential...

SPE Portfolio Throwdown

July 30th, 2022 @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm
SPE National
Virtual, Zoom

SPE Portfolio Throwdown

The dates for the Portfiolo Throwdown are pending verification from jurors, please keep check the newsletter and/or back to see the determined date and registration information. 

Kristine Heykants: Navigating Turbulent Times through Portraiture and Identity

August 27th, 2022 @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
SPE National
Virtual, Zoom

Kristine Heykants: Navigating Turbulent Times through Portraiture and Identity

Teaching & Learning

In 2020 Minneapolis College partnered with Hennepin Theater Trust to lead a workshop at the downtown public arts high school FAIR School for the Arts. The culmination of the workshop would be banners printed from images made by the students, to be mounted in downtown...

Louie Palu & Jeremiah Ariaz

September 13th, 2022 @ 7:00pm – 8:00pm EST
SPE National
Virtual, Zoom

Louie Palu & Jeremiah Ariaz

Image Makers Presentations

Louie Palu: Washington DC: Impeachment to Insurrection, a photographer's first hand view Political Year Zero is a photographer's first person view of American politics under the crushing weight of the pandemic. This body of work follows a chronology of one of the most tumultuous periods in...

Grad Night: Christy Lorio, Katy Beltran, and Brooke Krankel

October 11th, 2022 @ 7:00pm – 8:00pm EST
SPE National
Virtual, Zoom

Grad Night: Christy Lorio, Katy Beltran, and Brooke Krankel

Graduate Presentations

Christy Lorio will share her ongoing evolution in the MFA program, how she explored her cancer diagnosis in her work, resulting in empowering photographs. Katy Beltran's presentation will center around the photo-based project SOMA, which through appropriation of popular media, and multiple depictions of disjointed...

SPE Portfolio Throwdown

October 29th, 2022 @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm EST
SPE National
Virtual, Zoom

SPE Portfolio Throwdown

The dates for the Portfiolo Throwdown are pending verification from jurors, please keep check the newsletter and/or back to see the determined date and registration information. 

dena eber & Jordanna Kalman

November 08th, 2022 @ 7:00pm – 8:00pm EST
SPE National
Virtual, Zoom

dena eber & Jordanna Kalman

Image Makers Presentations

dena eber: Becoming Alex eber will present images, supporting ephemera, and stories that explore the process of her daughter, Margaret, discovering their new identity as Alex. eber reveals her own gaze, understanding and transition. eber's is a project about one Gen Zer and one Mother—it represents...

November 19th, 2022 @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
SPE National
Virtual, Zoom

Daniel McInnis: Using Photography and Visual Literacy Modules as a Path to First-Year Student Engagement

Teaching & Learning

This presentation will share a case study on how McInnis' course uses photographs, fine art and films to open up discussion about real-world and timely topics. Some of these topics are difficult, especially when addressing a group of students who are politically divided. Photographs offer...

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