Friday, November 20, 2020

Workshop with Mary Virginia Swanson December 12



Social Media Strategies for Artists: Being Followed, Being Found 

In partnership with Nobechi Creative 

Mary Virginia Swanson Saturday, December 12, 2020: 11 am-1 pm CST


How many people can you reach by pushing a button? Do the sheer numbers matter, or the people behind the numbers?  Are your efforts in having a presence online better served by being “followed” by a broad audience, or by strategically posting with searchable hashtags towards being “found” by curators, gallerists, art consultants, photo researchers and private collectors searching for specific visual content?  Can you - should you - have an on-line presence to satisfy both audiences?  

In this illustrated lecture Mary Virginia Swanson introduces strategies for using social media platforms including Instagram to engage followers in your creative practice and move your career forward.  Time will be allocated for a Q&A period.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Atlanta Celebrates Photography



If it's October, it's time for Atlanta Celebrates Photography! On Thursday, our ACP featured programming begins with the first of our weekly, 30-minute livestreams, "History Unwound: Exploring Photography's Greatest Hits (in reverse)." We'll take a look at the history of the medium through the cameras (and formats) that created some of your favorite photographs; in this first installment, we'll feature the classic 35mm rangefinder. Thursday will also bring the online exhibition of "Picturing Justice" in collaboration with Atlanta Legal Aid.

Each week we'll send an update with all the photo-based events & exhibitions to fit your calendar, and this week, there's a sizeable list of exhibitions currently on view(both in-person and virtually). Online exhibitions with [enhanced] means their exhibitions are viewable on our partner platform

At, you'll discover multiple ways to browse #acpfestand find an event that fits your interests and schedule. Perhaps the best way to explore the festival is through our free iPhone and Android apps! (Please note: many of the livestream events below require registration.)

This Week's Featured ACP Events & Exhibitions
Thursday, Oct. 1
#11 ACP Presents: History Rewound - Exploring Photography's Greatest Hits (in reverse) livestream class, 7PM

This Week's Events & Exhibitions at Participating Venues
Wednesday, Sept. 30
#43 Strange Time, a small print exhibition, Juror's Talk & Livestream, 7PM

Thursday, Oct. 1
#62 "A Jazz Memoir" online artist's talk from Herb Snitzer, 11AM 
#56 Hope and The Next Horizon..WIF XXVII opening reception for in-person exhibition at Mason Fine Art, 5PM
#24 Documenting the South - online artist's talk with Julie Platner & Phyllis Dooney, 6:30PM
#53 Roswell Photographic Society: "When in Roswell..." on-view at Roswell City Hall
#54 "Dark Houses Atlanta" online & in-person exhibition by Michael Boatwright at GSU Perimeter
#55 "Flowers" by Kate Breakey, in-person and online exhibition at Brickworks Gallery
#57 Through the Lens of Our Youth (Lost-N-Found Youth) in-person and online exhibitions 
#58 "Architectural aspects of famous buildings in two southern cities" online exhibition by Jeffrey Chilcutt 
#60 Spirit of Place online exhibition by Corinne Adams 
#86 Remote Possibilities..A Women In Focus Artist Choice Exhibit, online & in-person at Digital Arts Studio

Friday, Oct. 2
#64 "Brash Nuance / Two Visions in Black and White" online exhibition from Hsuan Chung & Zoltan Gerliczki

Saturday, Oct. 3
#67 Good Trouble: ACP 2020 Ones To Watch at MINT in-person opening reception, ticketed, opens 11AM 
#45 Peachtree Corners Photography Club - "Scenes Around Peachtree Corners" livestream, 5PM
#41 The Surreal World of Sam Dobrow Photography, online artist's talk 
#66 Josephine Sacabo: THOSE WHO DANCE, in-person exhibition in New Orleans
Sunday, Oct. 4
#68 Art of the Capture: Photographing Our World exhibition on view at Emory University Hospital Midtown plus an online opening reception at 2PM
#46 Run for the Border, by Sistagraphy - online artist's talk from Charlene Clory, Cynthia McCoy, Edna Spann & Florence Lemon, 5PM
#30 Decatur Digital Photography Meetup 2020 Online Exhibit, Top Choices Celebration livestream 

More In-Person and Virtual Exhibitions also available via the Festival Guide.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Houston Center for Photography



HCP is excited to share our new Teacher Guide to accompany virtual tours of our fall exhibition, Keeper of the Hearth: Picturing Roland Barthes’ Unseen Photograph, on view September 10, 2020 – January 10, 2021.



Thursday, September 3, 2020

SPE MEMBER PRICES 📣Coming Soon! SPE Virtual Chapter Conferences 📣



Please join us for SPE’s Virtual Chapter Conference events. One low price gets you access to all chapter events! Beginning on September 26 and concluding on November 7, our Chapters will be presenting virtual content over the course of multiple weekends.

SPE’s virtual chapter conference experience will be available at an extremely discounted rate for SPE members, so take advantage of our reduced membership rates and become a member today.


Now through through October 11, receive $20 off regular, contingent, senior, and bridge SPE membership levels. If you are a student, your membership will only be $20!
Here are some of the speakers you can look forward to seeing at the chapter events. Stay tuned for more!
Kalee Appleton, Morgan Barrie, Marion Belanger, Julia Bradshaw,
Anthony Francis, Dana Fritz, Brian Garbrecht, Lily Guillen,
Jessica Hays, Shreepad Joglekar, Elise Kirk, Martin Krafft,
Aiden Lancaster, Margaret LeJeune, Brent Lewis, Amanda Musick,
Judy Natal, Scott Nobles, Stefan Petranek, Bailey Russel,
Jacinda Russell, June T. Sanders, Martina Shenal, Nick Shepard,
Charlie Tadlock, Hugo Teixeira, Nic Umbs, Terri Warpinski,
Ricky Weaver, Avery Williamson, Will Wilson
Interested in Presenting?
There are still Chapter Call for Proposals Open!

SPE WestxSouthwest Film Festival

The West and Southwest Chapters welcome submissions from photographers, artists, and filmmakers.

Deadline to submit:
September 9, 2020

Learn more ▶

Northeast Chapter
Call for Proposals

Making (It) Work: Anywhere you are

Deadline to submit:
September 15, 2020

Learn more ▶

Click HERE



Saturday, August 29, 2020

Reduced SPE membership


Right Now it is only $20 to join the Society for Photographic Education (through Oct 11, 2020) as a student. 2 years for $40.


This membership will give students access to all the chapter events (6 or more) happening throughout the fall for one $5 registration fee for all events (I think). 


All the events will be held virtually and this will allow for great access to lectures, panel discussions and other photography activities. It will also give students a sense of the members that make up this organization. Several faculty have been very involved over the years. If you have questions please reach out to or


Note: do not use your SCAD email as a contact for the organization. Use a personal email account.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Calling All Graduating Students

Click here for the website


For many of our graduating 2020 students COVID19 has taken from them the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and successes in the form of their physical thesis exhibitions. FotoFika invites your students to submit their work to the FotoFika Trading Card project! is a platform for your students to submit an image to represent their accomplishments. Several institutions and individuals are contributing to the project, including the Center for Creative Photography, SPE, ICP, VCU, ASU etc.  We plan to produce a physical set of cards and uncut sheets that will become part of a number of permanent collections, guaranteeing that our students will be remembered for generations to come! Inspired by Mike Mandel’s iconic series of ‘Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards’ all photo/photo-based majors/concentrators (BA/BS/BFA/MFA/PhD) graduating in the spring of 2020 are welcome to submit. Mike Mandel has welcomed our emulation and will be among our contributors who will write for our “All Stars” along with Becky Senf, John Freyer, Betsy Schneider and Anne Massoni (more contributors are being added daily). All students will be included regardless of this special consideration.
Submitted work will be added to the website and instagram feed daily, over the summer we’ll have the time to designate the All Stars and produce the cards. Please forward to your students and a colleague or more at yours or another institution! And visit our site daily for added cards!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

New Opportunity

Blue Hour PhotoMag call for entry. Be a part of their first call for entry. 
This is being organized by a group of current photography majors.

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