I am co-chairing the Society For Photographic Education -South Central Chapter conference in 2017
10 April 2017

I am excited to announce I will be co-chairing this years Society For Photographic Education – South Central Regional Conference with my good friend and colleague Jennings Sheffield.  Here is the press release and the call for proposals.  More information can be found on the SPE national website.


When October 13-15, 2017
Where Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Featured Speakers Charlotte Cotton, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

This year’s conference will investigate and discuss how the current vernacular of imagery is ever-changing in the 21st century. It is estimated that over 1.8 billion images are uploaded to the internet daily. We are living in a time when family snapshots are no longer consigned to be neglected in family albums but are now publicly shared and disseminated. As cell phone photography grows more sophisticated, and technologically so easily available, so does the curatorial and artistic sensitivities of the public. During this growth, and with technology so easily available, lens-based artists are incorporating new technology and methodologies while finding new ways to embrace and define the traditional foundations of photography. Drones, microscopes, satellites, the internet, and surveillance imagery, are all becoming part of the vernacular in which we experience lens-based images today.

For questions, please contact – spescinfo@gmail.com.

H. Jennings Sheffield, Co-Chair of 2017 SPE South Central Regional Conference, 254-710-6388.

Chris Ireland, Co-Chair of 2017 SPE South Central Regional Conference, 254 968 9274.

Call for Entries

Submission Details
Proposals can be for individual presentations, collaborations, workshops, and panels from member photographers, writers, educators, curators, historians, professionals, and students. Topics are not required to be theme-based, and may include but are not limited to, image-making, history, contemporary theory and criticism, multidisciplinary approaches and new technologies, and presentations of work in photography, film, video, performance and installation.

3/4 to 1 page abstract, preferably in pdf form. Include title, AV needs, space concerns, and CV for each presenter.

Minimum of 5 images, but no more than 10. Images must be sized to 1200 pixels on the long side at 100 ppi and saved as a jpg as Lastname_#.jpg. If selected, you will be asked to submit a higher quality representative image for the conference program.

Please send all proposals to:
spescsubmissions@gmail.com no later than June 1st with “2017 SPESC Conference Proposal” as the subject.
The conference organizers look forward to seeing your proposals!