SPE National Call for Conference Proposals
(Photo Credit: Marlene Hawthrone Thomas)
Collaborative Exchanges: Photography in Dialogue
2014 SPE National Conference – March 6-9, 2014 – Hilton Baltimore
In an age of interconnectedness, photographers are no longer solitary practitioners peering at the world through the singular eye of the viewfinder. Rather, photography is positioned at the heart of the contemporary art discourse, establishing relationships with a broad array of ideas and media. Photographers are reaching outside of themselves more than at any point in history, to collaborate with other artists and writers, expand international relationships, engage with and empower communities, organize into teams and collectives, hybridize across media and materials, and build online resource groups and community non-profit organizations to facilitate their ideas. This conference illuminates this new paradigm and celebrates the spirit of cooperation and social linkages.
SPE is accepting proposals through June 1, 2013 @11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. Topics are not required to be theme-based and may include but are not limited to imagemaking, history, contemporary theory and criticism, new technologies, effects of media and culture, education issues, and funding. Membership in SPE is required to submit and proposals are peer reviewed.
Imagemaker presentation on your own artistic work
Lecture presentation on historical topic, theory, or another artist’s work
Panel Discussion panelists (maximum of four) led by a moderator to discuss a chosen topic.
Teaching & Learning presentations, workshops, demos that addresses educational issues, including teaching resources and strategies (syllabi, videos, assignments, readings, class prep/setup, and PowerPoint presentations); curricula to serve diverse artists and changing student populations; seeking promotion and tenure; avoiding burnout; and professional exchange
Graduate Student short presentation of your own artistic work and a brief introduction to your graduate program (must be enrolled in graduate program at time of submission)
Complete proposal guidelines available on SPE’s 2014 Conference Details Page.