STATEMENT: I am a long-time member of SPE, beginning as an undergraduate under the mentorship of Phyllis Galembo. While teaching in different parts of the country and state of New York, I relied on SPE for community, networking, and important resources in the areas of photography and education. I’ve attended many conferences over the years, been a panelist, and served as a regular professional portfolio reviewer. SPE has played a central role in my growth as an educator and artist. I would like the opportunity to take on a larger role and contribute to the vitality and future of the organization that has had such a significant impact on my growth as an educator and artist.
Particular areas of strength and experience in photography education include: long-term commitment to photographic education and practice, development of photography courses and programs, specifically in areas of digital, experimental, travel photography, photo-history, online-hybrid learning, collaborative online-global education, interdisciplinary studies, and recently a photo-minor. I am active in campus, having served as Visiting Artist Coordinator, and a member of Faculty Assembly, Global Studies/International Programming, Academic Policies Council, Chair of Curriculum, and was recently nominated to Eta Omicron/Phi Beta Delta. Other memberships include: The Park Slope Food Co-op, President of my Co-op Board, Light Work.
BIO: Julieve Jubin has an MFA in photography from Visual Studies Workshop. She is the coordinator of photography at SUNY Oswego, where she has been teaching since 2002. Most of her work involves an exploration of the intersection between photography and other studio practices, such as drawing, sculpture, and digital media. She has also done some travel photography, combining teaching abroad with self-directed projects focusing on specific cultures and places. While on sabbatical last year, she traveled to Cuba for research, resulting in a new body of work entitled, “Julieve Jubin: Centro Habana, 2011,” opening October 21st, 2011 at the Tyler Gallery at SUNY Oswego. She will be returning to Cuba both in November and January to teach a new course, Travel Photography: Cuba. She currently lives between NYC and Oswego, NY. She has worked at The Cooper Union School of Art, Purdue University, ICP, and is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Art at SUNY Oswego. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as participated in several artist residencies.
STATEMENT: I am running for Vice Chair of SPE Northeast with the hope of becoming more involved with the organization and helping it to grow and develop. The 2010 Northeast conference in Rhode Island showed the potential of our region - and inspired me to become more active. I have been a member of SPE since 2008 and if elected I look forward to working with the Chair to develop projects to enhance member experience, address the issues surrounding educators of our region, and continue the growth of our membership. BIO: Elizabeth Unterman is currently Adjunct Faculty of Photography at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, NY and resides in Woodstock, NY. She earned her MFA in Photography from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007. From 2007-2010, Elizabeth was the Education Coordinator at The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW).
Her photography and video work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions including Revisit at the Herter Gallery, Amherst, MA; The Boston Young Contemporaries at Boston University; The Screening at Samson Projects, Boston, MA; The Woodstock Biennial at the Woodstock/Byrdcliffe Guild and the Photo Regional at the Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY to name a few. In addition, Elizabeth has curated numerous exhibitions including a group exhibition at Rhode Island School of Design's Sol Koffler Gallery and Site Seeing: Explorations of Landscape at The Center for Photography at Woodstock.