Society for Photographic Education West: Student Scholarships for 2010 Conference


All Submissions Due: September 19th, 2010

The conference invites image-makers, theoreticians and historians to propose papers or workshops that consider the notion of site as a place of contestation, collaboration or mediation today. The body as site, burial sites, fake sites and new landscapes, identity as site or border sites represent just some of the ways in which the theme of New Sites can be interpreted. The conference also invites educators to propose workshops or discussion groups on topics not specific to the theme. All proposals are peer reviewed by the SPE West Board.

Competitive scholarships waiving the registration fee will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students and to adjunct lecturers. Please see application submission information below.

SUBMISSION FORMAT: Scholarship Applications ~ The conference registration fee will be waived. Please submit as ONE PDF document – the following information:

  • Name, address, phone, email, and status (undergraduate, graduate, adjunct)
  • A 250 – 500 word artist statement and a 50 word biographical summary.
  • A portfolio of images ca. 10 – 15 images (video artists please submit screen captures and a link to an online video file). Please keep your image files small – recommend maximum width 1000 pixels @72ppi.
  • Please submit all submissions and address all questions to Melody La Montia. Please include the word SCHOLARSHIP and your name in the message field. Email:

Co-chairs are Julia Schlosser – who is a lecturer teaching photography and the history of photography at California State University, Northridge – and Connie Begg – who is the Associate Director of Fine Art in the Graduate School of Photography at the Academy of Art University.


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