Design by Chris Thompson, SFCC Student
About the Conference:
The 2011 SPE Northwest regional conference will examine what many media theorists describe as a ‘21st Century Renaissance’ brought about by innovations in digital imaging and internet technology that are comparable to the impact of Gutenberg’s press.
The transformation from analog to digital and the convergence of still and motion photography into compact media technology constitutes a renegotiation of traditional ideas about photography and visual literacy that is emerging into questions about how photographers are addressing the impact of New Media.
Schedule of Events:
Film Screening of Beyond Iconic: Photographer Dennis Stock, with special guest Hanna Sawka, who directed the film and is coming from New York
Location: Magic Lantern Theater
25 W. Main Avenue, Spokane, WA
note: A theater ticket price of $7 will be charged at the door and is separate from the conference fee.
Registration and Conference Check-In
9:30 - 10:20
Lynn Iglitzin - Humanities Washington Guest Speaker
Presentation on Margaret Bourke-White
Scott Kolbo - "Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction"
Using digital technology to produce unique monotype images that can not be editioned
10:30 - 11:20
Hanna Sawka - The Photographs of Dennis Stock
Lessons learned in the making of the film "Beyond Iconic: Photographer Dennis Stock"
Lark Gilmer-Smothermon - Memento Mori:
Storytelling and the role of still life in painting and photography
11:20 - 1:00pm
1:00 - 1:50
Robert Lloyd - How do you see China?
An exploration of stereotypical vision within documentary photography
Greg Roth - Its about time...
A discussion of indexicality and photography
WWU Student Panel - Why are you doing that?
A discussion about personal bubbles and public domain
2:00 - 2:50
Katheryn McKenna - In Relation: The Still Photograph and the Poem
This presentation will explore the mutual aspirations of the still photograph and the poem
David Lee Myers - Composite Images: Extending and Unifying Observations
Understanding and perceiving the world through a multiplicity of views
Elizabeth Claffey - Documentary Photography
An exploration of the relationship between medical practices and life experience
Jennifer Scott - Hypnagogia: A World Where Thoughts, Memories, and
A visual exploration of the state between wake and sleep
CWU Student Panel - Ice Cream, Hay, and Eastern Sympathies at Central Washington University
Facing the challenge of connecting with the reality of the larger photography world from a rural place within this informational era
4:00 - 4:50
Mike Emme - Technics and Desire
The shifting erotics of the viewfinder and its impact on art and education
Colin Mulvany - The State of Photojournalism
Christina Z. Anderson (limit of 25 people) - Chemigrams and Chromoskedasics
A darkroom demonstration
5:00 - 6:00
6:00 - 11:00pm
First Friday Spokane Gallery Tours
A tour of 8 photography exhibits including the SPE Member Group Show and reception at the Kress Gallery
Saturday, November 5th
All events held at Spokane Falls Community College
9:30 - 10:20
Panel Discussion: The Business of Art from the Gallery Perspective
10:30 - 11:20
Michelle Bates - Toy Cameras in a High Tech World
Author of Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity
W.B. Fontenot - Dangerous Excess of Human Knowledge
A presentation of work inspired from the dystopias of authors such as
George Orwell and Aldous Huxley.
11:30 - 12:20
NW Regional Meeting
12:20 - 2:00
Luncheon in the SFCC Photo Building
2:00 - 3:10
Panel Discussion: Media Convergence - What are we teaching in today's social media world?
3:20 - 4:10
Tony Boccaccio - Photographic Seeing
A presentation on how dynamic images were made at National Geographic
4:20 - 5:30
Panel Discussion: Professional Pathways in the Digital Era
Hosted by ASMP
5:30 - 7:00