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Society for Photographic Education - Northeast Chapter Conference

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Posted by: Society for Photographic Education - Northeast Chapter
Deadline: Sat, November 4th, 2017

Interdisciplinary Approaches Beyond the Still Image

Online Registration Deadline: November 4, 2017

Conference Dates: November 10-11, 2017

Where: 118 Elliot, Brattleboro, Vermont

Keynote Speaker: Hannah Frieser

Honored Educator: John Willis


More than one trillion photographs are estimated to be made this year alone. With billions of phone-cameras in circulation, and the power to share images instantly and globally, can we still define a photographer, an artist, or even the medium itself? In a world permeated by the still image, how much does any single photograph or single moment matter? More and more artists are pushing the boundaries of photography by blending images with text, video, sculpture, collage, performance, and installation. Others remain drawn to the still image and interactions between a camera and the real world, maintaining that photographic staples like analog processes, books, and prints may be more relevant than ever.

Photography is a medium born out of technological progress, reinvented several times in its short history, and yet it continues to evolve. This raises important questions about its future for photographers and educators alike. The 2017 SPE-NE Conference considers the ways in which contemporary photographers integrate other mediums into their work as well as how artists from other fields are co-opting photography. What do we gain by working interdisciplinarily and what might we be losing along the way? Do pictures alone still have the power to affect change, to facilitate conversations, or to communicate emotions and ideas? Is photography enough?


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Posted on Wed, September 6th, 2017
Expires on Sat, November 4th, 2017

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