The 2012 South Central Society for Photographic Education Conference, co-sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Society for Photographic Education and Mississippi State University will be held from October 25 – 28, 2012, on the main campus of MSU. The Department of Art and the Department of Communication will co-host the event.
The conference, titled Nothing Ventured/Nothing Gained: The Creative Risk, will focus on the risks artists take in the conceptual and technical aspects of their work and the challenges they overcome in their visual research.
Mississippi State University’s commitment to hosting the conference will help critically examine the diversity of photographic practice by addressing the three major physical sectors of photography: traditional, digital, and alternative processes.
The conference will feature many events that are open to the public to promote an awareness of photographic art on a national, regional and local level.
2012 SPESC Conference Events:
• Keynote Todd Hido is scheduled to speak on October 26, 4:30-5:30pm – McComas Theatre
• Susan Burnstine is scheduled to speak on October 25, 6:00 – 7:00pm – Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall
• Kelli Connell is scheduled to speak on October 27, 5:30 – 6:30pm – McComas Theatre.
• Photography exhibition Nothing Ventured/Nothing Gained: The Creative Risk featuring the work of Hido, Connell, Burnstine, and the SPESC-Honored Educator and Guggenheim Fellow Dornith Doherty – Department of Art Gallery in McComas Hall
• SPE Members’ Exhibition and work by the North Texas Alternative Process Group (NTAPG) – the Visual Art Center
• SPE Student Member Exhibition, Oct 16 – Nov 2 – the Union Auditorium.
High School Educator and Student Panel Discussion:
Friday, October 26, 10:00 – 11:00am in the Union Auditorium.
“The panel will be made up of SPE members who will address topics related to incorporating photography and photographic technology into the Mississippi high school art curriculum. This opportunity will allow SPE members to use their knowledge and expertise in the field of photography and higher education to address questions and concerns those high school educators and students might have about photographic education, careers in photography, photography as art, and much more,” said Dominic Lippillo, assistant professor of Art and SPESC co-chair.
Conference registration is at a discounted rate for high school educators and free for high school students who must be registered by their art teacher.
For more information contact Dominic Lippillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.