Photography + Publishing

A Joint Conference with the Mid Atlantic Region
November 3-5, 2011
Syracuse, NY
Light Work & Syracuse University

Keynote: Alec Soth
Honored Educator: Doug DuBois
Featured Speakers: Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes

SPE’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions are joining forces for this conference on the current state of publishing. Photographers are facing a very different world of publishing today with fewer options to work with a book publisher and entirely new opportunities for self-publishing and online promotion. The 2011 conference presents viewpoints from artists, publishers, and bloggers who have found unique ways to bring the best photography to the image hungry public. Events include lectures, panel discussions, portfolio reviews, exhibition, including the exhibition “From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America” at the Everson Museum of Art.

Submit a Proposal:  Proposals can be submitted for any of the following presentation formats:

Lecture: presentations on a current topic, theory, educational issue or another artist’s work
Imagemaker: presentation on your own artistic work
Panel: a group led by a moderator to discuss a chosen topic

To submit your proposal, email the following to
- your name, address, phone, email, title of submission, and additional speakers/panelists
- a 500-word abstract detailing the presentation
- a 200-word biographical summary for each of the speakers intended
- up to 10 images (1,024 x 768 pixel, jpeg, minimum compression) or up to 2 minutes of video (800 x 600, mp4 or mov)

Preference will be given to proposals that address the conference theme, however all proposals will be considered. Presenters will receive conference fee waivers.  We encourage both members and non-members to submit proposals for consideration.  While we encourage membership, the aim of the regional conference is to bring together voices from all areas of the photographic field. 

Submission deadline: June 30, 2011


Contact: Hannah Frieser, Light Work, 316 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse, NY,


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