Congratulations to Department of Art Associate Professor, John Mann, for his selection as SPESE 2019 Honored Educator. Mann will present on his work exploring the visual complications of photography though printed images, artist books and sculptural works. SPE is the leading forum for fostering understanding of photography in all its forms and related media. SPE engages its worldwide membership and affiliated communities through a range of supportive platforms including conferences, events, and publications.
John Mann was born in the East, raised in the Midwest and schooled in the West. Upon graduation from the University of New Mexico with an MFA in Photography, he headed back east to start the cycle all over again. He now lives in Tallahassee, Florida, where he makes images and teaches at Florida State University. His work has also traveled, and has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Dan Cooney Fine Art (NYC), Phillips de Pury, (London), PDX Contemporary (Portland), Hyeres Festival of Photography and Fashion (FR), Newspace Center for Photography (Portland), The Print Center (Philadelphia), Jen Bekman Projects (NYC), Privateer Gallery (Brooklyn), Gallery Kunstler (Rochester, NY) and the Griffin Museum of Photography. A book of his photographic work titled Thinner Air was published in 2010. John is a member of the Piece of Cake photography network.
Friday, October 18 – 7:30PM to 9:00PM
Graduate Hotel | Sixty Room, 3rd floor | Richmond, Virginia
With the rise of self publishing, installation, performance, and expanded approaches to the photo book, SPESE 2019 invites you to Richmond, VA where VCUarts and the Departments of Art & Art History at William & Mary and the University of Richmond will explore Photography off the wall – disseminated and transmitted by gatekeepers and DIY’ers, through actual and virtual networked communities. Topics of exploration include the nature of research and image circulation; collectives and special collections; working with designers, writers and text; the book as object and event, and most importantly, empowering our students to move the conversation around Photography Books forward for the next generation of artists, educators, consumers and producers.