News Bites: Photography Faculty Present at Midwest Society for Photographic Education Conference

Posted October 25, 2016 in Faculty, Photography

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) faculty members Leah Gose and Darlene Kaczmarczyk recently gave a joint presentation at the 2016 Midwest Society for Photographic Education Conference in St. Louis.

Faculty members Darlene Kaczmarczyk and Leah GoseKCAD faculty Darlene Kaczmarczyk (left) and Leah Gose (right)

Through the theme of “Conflict Resolution,” the conference explored ways in which photography and art can portray and analyze conflict from a variety of different perspectives, from individual to global.

Kaczmarczyk, a professor in the Photography program, and Gose, an assistant professor in the Photography program, were selected through a juried process to present a paper titled “Walking on Eggshells: Fear of the Unspeakable in the Classroom.”

Darlene Kaczmarczyk (above and below): Kaczmarczyk and Gose presenting at the 2016 Midwest Society for Photographic Education Conference (images courtesy of Darlene Kaczmarczyk)Leah Gose

The presentation, which also featured Arthur Fields, an assistant professor at Vincennes University, touched on topics such as creating a comfortable classroom climate, diversity exercises, research tips and techniques, and an introduction to contemporary photographers who are grappling with race, gender, and identity in their work.

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