Photographers’ Conference begins Thursday

Hundreds of photographers will converge in Lincoln when the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Art and Art History hosts the Midwest Society for Photographic Education (SPE) 2013 Conference Oct. 24-27.

Professor of Art Dana Fritz, who teaches photography at UNL, is co-chairing the conference, along with Larry Gawel, area head of photography at Metro Community College in Omaha. Two events are free and open to the public:

• A keynote address by Christian Patterson is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Embassy Suites Ballroom, 1040 P St. 2013 Guggenheim Fellow Patterson will discuss his project, “Redheaded Peckenwood,” much of which was researched and photographed in Nebraska during artist residencies at Art Farm, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Art and the Lincoln Arts Council.

• The other free event is the Portfolio Walkthrough from 8 to 10 p.m. next Saturday, Oct. 26, also in the Embassy Suites Ballroom, where photographers of all levels will show their work.

From the NEIGHBORHOOD EXTRA 10-19-13