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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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2018 SPE Student Portfolio Reviewer Listing

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 student member work at the 55th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, Friday, March 2, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. Reviewers are subject to change/substitution as professional demands necessitate.

Kyohei Abe         
Executive Director            
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.

Ruth Adams        
Associate Director, School of Art and Visual Studies           
University of Kentucky
An Assoc. Professor of Photography, Ruth has degrees in Fine Art Photography/Digital Art, Photojournalism & Computer Science. Whether utilizing platinum, polaroid or digital, her art addresses issues of intimacy, mindfulness & rebirth. She would like to view work by students interested in applying for graduate studies.

Sama Alshaibi
Professor and Co-Chair of Photography Division
University of Arizona
Sama Alshaibi is Professor and Co-Chair of Photography. She has exhibited at the 55th Venice Biennale, Honolulu Biennial, Marta Herford Museum (Germany), MoMA (NYC), Bronx Museum (NYC), FotoFest(Houston), SMoCA (AZ), and Johnson Museum of Art (Cornell University, NY). Her monograph "Sand Rushes In" (New York: Aperture) was published in 2015.

Jeanne Anderton              
Salisbury University       
Jeanne Anderton is a lecturer at Salisbury University. She received her MFA from Syracuse University. Jeanne teaches digital and analogue photography as well as alternate processes. A two-time recipient of a Maryland Individual Artists Award, she has exhibited in galleries throughout the US.

Rachael Banks
Assistant Professor of Photography
Northern Kentucky University
Rachael Banks is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Northern Kentucky University. Rachael's work focuses primarily on family dynamics through portraiture. She is also interested in social subcultures and identity informed by place. Rachael is an avid supporter of zines, self-publishing, and collaborative projects.

Jayson Bimber 
Visiting Faculty
University of Notre Dame
Jayson Bimber is a digital imaging artist and photographer in South Bend, Indiana. He digitally collages and manipulates appropriated imagery from magazines, weekly advertisements, and found Internet photographs to comment on representation in the media, art history, and the procedural tools of the contemporary photographer.

Josh Brilliant
Education Director
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Josh Brilliant is an artist and educator from Philadelphia. He has exhibited both internationally and nationally. His work is in the collection of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, Franklin Furnace, and the Rider University Art Gallery. He is the Education Director at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

Ann Chwatsky
New York University
Chwatsky's photographs are in many collections including the Bass Museum of Art , Lafayette Museum of Art, Susan Rothenberg Collection and others. Abroad her photographs have been shown in galleries in Argentina, London, Prague, Russia, and China. In addition her commercial assignments have been published in Newsweek, Newsday, NYTimes.

Doug Clark
Professor of Photography
Jacksonville State University
Doug Clark is an Associate Professor of Photography and Digital Imaging at Jacksonville State University. He is an exhibiting artist whose work explores the natural and social landscape through mixed media and digital imaging. He is also on the board for the Walnut Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in downtown Gadsden Alabama.

Daniel Coburn
Assistant Professor
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.

Colette Copeland             
Senior Lecturer
University of Texas/Dallas       
Colette Copeland is a multi-media visual artist (video, performance, installation) and cultural critic/writer whose work examines issues surrounding gender, death and contemporary culture. She teaches art and digital media at University of Texas and Collin College in Dallas, Texas as well as writes for Glasstire and Eutopia publications.

Ashley Elizabeth Craig
Ashley Elizabeth Craig is an artist and educator living in South Carolina. She, along with two colleagues formed a non-profit organization in 2012. Ticka-Arts uncovers hidden talent within the photography community.

Amanda Dahlgren
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Grossmont College
Amanda Dahlgren is a San Diego-based photographer whose work opens dialogues about what we choose to value as a society. She is also an educator and mentor whose mission is to challenge and inspire everyone in her care to find powerful and authentic ways to express themselves through the photographic arts.

Rebecca Drolen
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Arkansas - School of Art
Rebecca Drolen's photographic work explores portraiture and constructed narratives, using the element of truth that a photograph carries in order to validate scenes.  How an idea of self is devised and assembled within contemporary culture is her primary concern. Drolen's photographs have been shown in publications and exhibitions internationally.

Joy Christiansen Erb
Associate Professor and Acting Chair
Youngstown State University
Joy Christiansen Erb is a photographer and artist whose research explores themes such as memory, identity and storytelling. Her recent body of work focuses on the subject of motherhood and family. She is an Associate Professor and Acting Chair at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH.

 Andrea Frank     
Assistant Professor
SUNY New Paltz
Andrea Frank addresses complexity in relation to questions of collective responsibility and sustainability through a range of media and engagement strategies. She received her BFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and her MFA from Parsons in NYC, where she also participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program.

Dana Fritz
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dana Fritz uses photography to investigate how we shape and represent the natural world. Her work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and Japan and is held in numerous public collections. University of New Mexico Press published her monograph, Terraria Gigantica: The World under Glass, in fall 2017.

Irina Glik
Collection Care Specialist / Artist
The Free Library
Irina Glik works at the Collection Care Department of Free Library of Philadelphia, digitizing alternative photographic materials and is attending the Museum Guide Program 2017-2019 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As an artist she is focused on alternative photography process and facilitating partnerships between European photography festivals.

Elizabeth Greenberg
VP of Academic Affairs
Maine Media Workshops + College
Elizabeth Greenberg received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA degree from Vermont College of Fine Art. Elizabeth is the VP of Academic Affairs and teaches photography in both the MFA, Certificate and workshop programs at Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine. Her personal work has been exhibited nationally.

Frank Hamrick
Associate Professor of Photography
Louisiana Tech University School of Design
Oxford American Magazine has named Frank Hamrick one of the 100 Superstars of Southern Art. NPR has written about Frank's handmade photography books and his work is housed in collections including the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and Union Bank of Switzerland.

Garrett Hansen
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky
Garrett graduated from Grinnell College and completed his MFA in photography at Indiana University. He has taught at universities in the US and in Asia; he is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky.  Garrett has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Indonesia, and Japan.

Camden Hardy
Academic Chair
Southwest University of Visual Arts
Camden Hardy is Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Southwest University of Visual Arts in Tucson, Arizona. In 2010 he founded The Postcard Collective, an international collaborative art project bringing creative minds together through seasonal postcard exchanges.

Kim Harkins
Irvine Valley College
Professor of Photography-Irvine Valley College, CA & Fullerton College teaching digital photography & history of photography. Director of Media Arts-Ai-Orange County: managed photography, filmmaking, animation, visual effects & motion graphics, visual game programming, and game art & design. Director of Photography, Gwinnett Technical College, GA.

Alexander Heilner
Associate Dean of Design + Media / Professor of Photography
MICA / Maryland Institute College of Art
Alexander Heilner is a professor of photography and digital imaging at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He works primarily in color landscapes, but he will be happy to look at any type of photography.

Kenneth Hoffman
Professor Digital Media
Seton Hall University
Kenneth Hoffman is a Professor of Digital Media at Seton Hall University where he teaches photography and multimedia. He holds an MFA in film production and the Ph.D. in communication from New York University. He is interested in seeing documentary photography as well as works in new media.

Deborah Hollis
Associate Professor
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.

Jerry Holsopple
Professor of Visual & Comm Arts
Eastern Mennonite University
Holsopple experiments with alt-processes including mixing painting with photographic ink transfers. Recent work include: explorations of sexual violence; a collaborative theater production about Arab spring with moving images and live video; and the documentary exhibit, The Baltic Way: Traces of a Social Movement, as a Fulbright scholar. 

Henry Horenstein
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.).

Jon Horvath
Interim Associate Professor
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Jon Horvath's interdisciplinary practice adapts systems-based strategies to photography, performance, and new media works. His work has been exhibited internationally and is held in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Haggerty Museum of Art, as well as included in the Midwest Photographers Project at MoCP.

Barbara Houghton
Emeritus Professor
Northern Kentucky University
I am an Emeritus Professor from Northern Kentucky University after a 41 year teaching career. I have work in collections nationally, show my work here and abroad, have traveled extensively, been an active participant in the national photographic community and worked with the computer to make art since about 1986.

Erin Jennings
Instructor of Photography
The University of Memphis
Erin Jennings is a Memphis based filmmaker and photographer. Jennings holds a BA in Film Production, a MA in Political Science with a concentration in Politics in Film, and a MFA in Photography. She is currently an instructor of photography at The University of Memphis.

Jonathan Johnson
Associate Professor
Otterbein University
Jonathan Johnson uses various forms of photography and video to explore ideas about place, autobiography and nature. He has exhibited his films and photographs in over 30 countries.

Scott Jost
Professor of Art
Bridgewater College
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.

Rachel Jump
Rachel Jump (b. 1991, Chicago, IL) received her BFA from RISD in 2014. Her prints are held in collections at the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the RISD Museum. Rachel's images were the subject of a solo exhibition at Alibi Fine Art in Chicago. She has also been featured in Greif, i-D Vice Germany, Shots Magazine, FotoRoom, and Papersafe.

Brett Kallusky
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Brett Kallusky is an assistant professor in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. He has received two Minnesota State Arts Board Grants, a Fulbright to Italy, and a Fulbright Travel Grant. His work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally. Kallusky maintains his studio practice in Minneapolis, MN.

Daniel Kariko
Associate Professor of Photography
East Carolina University
Daniel Kariko is an Associate Professor of Photography at East Carolina University School of Art and Design, one of the most comprehensive art programs in the Southeast. Kariko's images investigate environmental and political aspects of landscape, use of land and interpretation of inhabited space. His work often takes him into biology labs.

Ashley Kauschinger and Meg Griffits
Editor and Faculty
Light Leaked and University of South Carolina
Visiting Assistant Professor 
exas Woman's University
Ashley Kauschinger is a photographer and book artist that explores female identity and contemporary women's voices. She is also the Founding Editor of Light Leaked. Ashley lives in Columbia, SC and teaches at the University of South Carolina. Meg Griffiths is a visual artist making photographic work that centers around cultural, historical and political relationships across the South and Cuba. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor and Area Head of Photography at Texas Woman's University.

Justin Kimball
Photographer/ Professor of Art
Amherst College
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.

Mark Klett             
Regents' Professor
Arizona State University
Mark Klett has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He is the author of 16 books and his work is held in more than 80 museum collections worldwide. Klett is Regents' Professor of Art at Arizona State University.

Eric Kunsman
Booksmart Studio
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.

Dan Larkin
Associate Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
I teach Fine Art Photography in both the BFA and MFA degree programs. I embrace and enjoy photographically derived work that uses color and light to describe and illuminate content a significant way. I am primarily interested in viewing prospective MFA applicants.

June Yong Lee
Associate Professor
Arcadia University
June Lee received his MFA from Indiana University and teaches photo classes at Arcadia University. His photography work explores race and identity through individual's skin and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He is interested in constructed imagery, digital imaging, experimental and alternative processes, and new media art.

Susan Lipper
Susan Lipper is a New York based artist. She received her MFA from Yale University in 1983. Among the monographs on her work are Bed and Breakfast, 2000, trip, 1999, and GRAPEVINE, 1994. There is a forthcoming monograph to be released by MACK this spring.

Elizabeth Mackie
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.

Mark Malloy
MFA Instructor
Academy Of Art University
Mark Malloy is an L.A.-based photographer, cinematographer, educator, and mentor. Currently on the MFA faculty at Academy of Art University, Mark holds a BA in Visual Arts/Photography from New England College, an MFA in Photography from SCAD, and a Masters in Media Studies & Film from The New School.

Karen Marshall
Acting Chair, Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program
International Center of Photography
Photographer Karen Marshall is the Acting Chair of the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program at The International Center of Photography in New York. An Associate Professor (Adjunct) at New York University, she also mentors MFA candidates at the Maine Media College.

Gabriel Martinez
Senior Lecturer
UPENN, PennDesign, Department of Fine Arts
Martinez is a Queer Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist originally from Miami. His work is motivated by the themes of loss, celebration, memorial, cultural identity, and masculinity within its various intricacies, contradictions and complexities. His current work reflects his interest in LGBTQ history, specifically the era between 1969-81.

Lisa McCarty
Curator & Instructor
Duke University
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.

Katherine Mickle
Associate Professor of Art
Slippery Rock University of PA
Katherine Mickle teaches all levels of Photography in the Art Department at Slippery Rock University of PA. She received her MFA in Photography from Ohio U; MA with a major in Photography and minor in Painting from Stephen F. Austin, and a BFA from SRU with a 2nd major in Spanish, studying for one semester at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.

Sarah Cusimano Miles
Assistant Professor of Photography
Jacksonville State University
Sarah Cusimano Miles is an exhibiting artist and Assistant Professor at Jacksonville State University. Her work embraces a broad spectrum of photographic practices and uses the confluence of science, technology, and art to inform her imagery. Sarah also serves on the board of the Walnut Gallery, a non-profit dedicated to promoting contemporary art.

Matthew Moore
Associate Professor of Photography and Chair of Visual Arts
Anne Arundel Community College
Matthew Moore is an Associate Professor of Photography and the Chair of Visual Arts at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. Matthew received a BFA degree in photography from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and an MFA degree in photography from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Susan Morelock
Photography Instructor
University of Southern Indiana
Morelock is an artist whose practice primarily concerns the photographic image. Morelock has exhibited in venues across the United States, Italy, and South Korea. She holds a BFA from RIT, an MA from SAIC, and an MFA from Columbia University.

Allen Morris
Associate Lecturer of Photography
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Allen Morris is a photographer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His work centers on the relationship between humans and their environments with a particular interest on the influence of place on identity.

Joseph Mougel
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Joseph Mougel's research grows out of surveys of systems and resources, to labor and landscape interventions that describe a human effort to exert control, albeit in a transitory or futile manner. His practice bridges photography, video, and performance, and connects historical processes, digital images, and computer-constructed environments.

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