Thursday, October 7, 2010

Society for Photographic Education NW conference held at Newspace Center for Photography this year!!

About SPE
The Society for Photographic Education is a nonprofit membership organization that
provides a forum for the discussion of photography and related media as a means of
creative expression and cultural insight. Through our interdisciplinary programs, services
and publications, the Society seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in
all its forms, and to foster the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and
criticism. The Northwest region of SPE represents Alaska, Washington state, Oregon, Idaho,
Wyoming, and Montana.
To learn more about SPE, visit www.spenational.orgNewspace
About Newspace Center for Photography
Newspace Center for Photography is a nonprofit photography resource center and
community hub for students, working artists, professional photographers, educators, and
photo-enthusiasts of all types. Through a full roster of course offerings, gallery exhibits,
digital lab, darkroom and lighting studio access, artists’ lectures, portfolio reviews, and
more, Newspace makes a wide spectrum of enriching photographic opportunities available
to the Portland/Vancouver community.
To learn more about Newspace, visit

Newspace Center for Photography
1632 SE 10th Avene
Portland, Oregon
Telephone: 503-963-1935

Registration to be postmarked by October 30, 2010
Student – $20 in advance, $30 the day of
SPE/Newspace Member – $35 in advance, $50 the day of
Non Member – $45 in advance, $60 the day of
Volunteer – admission is free with volunteer service
Download the SPENW 2010 Registration Form here or contact Newspace at 503-963-1935.

If you are interested in volunteering during the conference, please contact Kristy Hruska, Operations Assistant at Newspace Center for Photography ( Volunteers are eligible for reduced conference fees, or free admission to one or more days of the conference.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Suggestions of a Life Being Lived at SF Camerawork

Image by Kirstyn RussellSuggestions of a Life Being Lived is a bold presentation of contemporary work that looks at queerness as a set of political alliances and possibilities. The exhibition features 16 artists working in photography, film, video, activism and education, and was organized for SF Camerawork by guest curators Danny Orendorff and Adrienne Skye Roberts. Untethered to institutions of sexual or gender normativity and in pursuit of greater freedoms, the work in this exhibition represents queer activism, intentional and imagined communities, self-determinism, and DIY alternative world-making.

Image by Steven MillerFeaturing work by: Steven Miller, Tara Mateik, Killer Banshee, Gay Shame, Kirstyn Russell, Jeannie Simms, Lenn Keller, Mercury Vapor Studios, Chris Vargas, Greg Youmans, Jason Fritz Michael, Aay Preson-Myint, Allyson Mitchell, Eric Stanley, Torsten Zenas Burns, and Darrin Martin.

link to page

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

the curve: at newspace

Jamey Stillings
The Curve: Choice Award Winners

September 3rd through 26th, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, September 3rd 6-9pm

Newspace Center for Photography is pleased to announce The Curve, a photographic exhibition showcasing the recipients of the 2010 CENTER (Santa Fe) Choice Awards.

Visit their website

An exhibition highlighting the works of some of the most talented photographers working today will be held at the Newspace from September 3-26, 2010. This year, over 6,000 images were submitted to the prestigious CENTER Choice Awards representing 24 different countries including Denmark, Iceland, Iran, Portugal and Singapore. The Choice Awards are judged in three distinct categories: Curator's Choice, Editor's Choice and Director's Choice.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Afganistan, Iraq, and other Assorted Captures

I spent a couple of years deployed overseas with the US Army, and spent my free time with my camera. If you are interested in checking out some of the pictures I've taken, I'm happy to share them. They can be found on my Flickr page.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Celine Clanet at Blue Sky Gallery Opens jan7th

If you are in the Portland area, please join us for Céline's Clanet's opening tonight (Thursday, 7th) at Blue Sky Gallery (122 NW 8th Ave). Céline will also give a talk about her work on Saturday the 9th at 3pm, also at Blue Sky Gallery.

Céline's Clanet's series Máze is a look at the Sámi people, who historically are spread out from the extreme northwest of Scandinavia as far as the Kola peninsula in Russia, surviving for thousands of years in extreme climatic conditions. Their existence is often precarious, as they have lived through periods of colonization and the gradual erosion of their culture. The Máze series of photographs touches upon the environmental, political and economic aspects of the Sámi, but the pictures are also concerned with broader contemporary issues such as globalization and the preservation of individual identity.