SPE’s national conference is a bit like a family reunion. We come together to share images, to think, to inspire, to be inspired, and to discuss our photographic and teaching practices with the members of our photographic family. This year the conference will gather in one of the most “family friendly” places in the world, Orlando, Florida, to explore how family – intimate, blood, intentional or extended – has impacted our lives, our practice, our teaching, and our ever-changing social and photographic landscape.
Thursday, March 9
7:00–8:30 p.m. | Guest Speaker Latoya Ruby Frazier
Latoya Ruby Frazier will present her work The Notion of Family , followed by a book signing.
LaToya Ruby Frazier (born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, 1982) received her BFA from Edinboro University, Pennsylvania, in 2004, and her MFA from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, New York, in 2007. She has received numerous grants and awards, including a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2014 USA Weitz Fellowship, and 2015 MacArthur Fellowship. Frazier teaches in the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a visiting critic at Yale University. Her work has been included in exhibitions at major institutions worldwide.