This fall, Academy of Art University photographers assembled at the Northwest and West/Southwest Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Chapter conferences.
SPE Northwest's Illuminate & Provoke took place on October 20-21 at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Keynote Speaker Richard Misrach presented his Border Cantos series, and Full-Time Faculty Alyson Belcher and Marico Fayre were in attendance.
MFA Alumnus J. Jason Lazarus serves as Vice Chair/Secretary for the chapter and helped organize the event. MFA Alumna Teresa Meier shared The Witness Within as part of the conference's Imagemaker Series.
SPE West and Southwest Chapters joined forces at Tahoe CoLab: Creativity, Community, and Collaboration, November 3 – 5 at Granlibakken, South Lake Tahoe. The conference featured Harrell Fletcher as Keynote Speaker, and Full-Time Faculty Kim Mowbray was present. Senior Faculty Katty Hoover presented Lake Como during the Imagemaker Series.
As Chair of the West Chapter, AAU alumna Amanda Dahlgren oversaw the weekend's activities.
We were happy to connect with colleagues, students, and alumni in the west, northwest and southwest regions!