The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) 41st National Conference was held March 25-28, 2004 in Newport, Rhode Island at Hyatt Regency Goat Island. The conference theme was Photography and Place: Home-Neighborhood-Nation-World. The Common Places: Photographs by Karen Bucher, Judy Gelles, David Husom exhibit was concurrent with the SPE conference and part of the gallery tour during the conference.

The 2004 conference examined what "Place" means in its broadest sense. The Keynote Address was by photographer Frank Gohlke Thursday night in a beautiful historic "art church." Mark Sealy, Director of Britain’s Autograph: The Association of Black Photographers,spoke Friday evening as Featured Speaker, followed by Honored Educator Jerome Liebling. Jerry was introduced by his renowned student, filmmaker Ken Burns.


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