Aint-Bad Magazine will be participating in this year’s 51st SPE National Conference, which will be held in Baltimore, Maryland at the Hilton Hotel. Come check out our booth at the Exhibits Hall, scheduled this upcoming weekend, Thursday, March 6th thru Sunday, March 9th, 2014.

The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) is a nonprofit membership organization that provides and fosters an understanding of photography as a means of diverse creative expression, cultural insight, and experimental practice. Through its interdisciplinary programs, services, and publications, the society seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in all its forms through teaching and learning, scholarship, and criticism.

See below for more information.


2014 SPE National Conference
Collaborative Exchanges: Photography in Dialogue

In an age of interconnectedness, photographers are no longer solitary practitioners peering at the world through the singular eye of the viewfinder. Rather, photography is positioned at the heart of the contemporary art discourse, establishing relationships with a broad array of ideas and media. Photographers are reaching outside of themselves more than at any point in history, to collaborate with other artists and writers, expand international relationships, engage with and empower communities, organize into teams and collectives, hybridize across media and materials, and build online resource groups and community non-profit organizations to facilitate their ideas. This conference illuminates this new paradigm and celebrates the spirit of cooperation and social linkages. Join us in Baltimore for the 51st gathering of SPE and a celebration of the power of community and social exchange to propel new thinking in photographic practice.

1400 artists, educators and photographic professionals for programming and dialogue that will fuel your creativity. Explore our exhibits fair, participate in one-on-one portfolio critiques & reviews, informal portfolio sharing and take advantage of student volunteer opportunities for reduced admission. Other conference highlights include a print raffle, silent auction, film screenings, exhibitions, tours, receptions, a dance party and more!

Downloadable Conference Program Guide

Baltimore, MA
March 6th-9th, 2012 @ Hilton

Keynote: Joan Fontcuberta
Featured Speakers: Joan Fontcuberta, Zoe Strauss, Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick
Honored Educators: Susan kae Grant

See https://www.spenational.org/conference for more details.