@Lenscratch on 2020 All Stars.

Box of Playing Cards with two cards displayed

Thanks Aline Smithson for writing about the 2020 All Stars in Lenscratch! In 2020, the pandemic impacted graduating students in a profound way. Thesis shows were cancelled, graduations were unique to say the least, and many students felt shorted by the last days of in person learning. But with difficult situations comes new ways of […]

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LAUNCH PARTY – FotoFika 2020 AllStar Trading Cards

Join us this Wednesday for an impromptu launch party to celebrate the start of our Kickstarter campaign. We are raising money to support the publication of photographs from all student participants in the 2020 Allstar FotoFika Trading Card project. We’ll unveil and unbox the BETA deck and officially launch the campaign.  Please share with family and friends: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spenational/fotofika-2020-all-stars-trading-card-projectWe’re inviting all our 134 […]

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Terry Barrett!

Please join FotoFika this week as Anne, Betsy and John host Terry Barrett for “Interactive Crits”an informal discussion of rationales and strategies for studio critiques during troubled times. 4pm EST – Wednesday, 11/18/20 Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93761631388 Terry Barrett is the author of books on criticism and aesthetics including Criticizing Photographs and CRITS. A new edition […]

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truth continues to be stranger than fiction

And it continues, you can’t make this shit up.  This week. An insane debate with three old white guys, maskless in a room (albeit large) for 90 minutes fighting to talk like a really really bad Thanksgiving dinner, only they were discussing issues affecting the entire planet–and then one is positive for Covid. (Don’t get […]

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Virtual SPE Conferences

Last week the Northwest Chapter of the Society for Photographic Education hosted their annual conference online as part of a series of weekend conference programs by SPE chapters.  This week the Midwest Chapter is hosting three days of programing starting tomorrow.  All of the speakers are listed at: https://2020-spechapterconferences.heysummit.com/ The SPE membership drive runs through […]

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Summer Workshops For Preparing for continued uncertainty in Fall 2020

I will be offering 4 workshops this summer, details for RSVPing will be forthcoming as we solidify. Workshops will take place on Wednesdays but unlike the regular FotoFika slot, we will meet from 2 to 4 (EDT). The dates and general topics are as follows: Workshops will be participatory and emphasize problem solving and solutions […]

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181 Cards and Counting!

The FotoFika Allstars trading card project is closing in on 200 submissions to date.  We have students from around the world including China, Australia and New Zealand.  Becky Senf, Anne, Betsy and I have reached to our network of artists, curators and programers and can confirm the participation of the following list of AWESOME (which […]

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