WWU SPE Thank You!

With the generous support of Western’s Art Department, the Dean’s office, Associated Students, and kindness of countless others, 11 photography students were afforded the opportunity to go to New York City and Balitmore for the National SPE Conference in March 2014. Garth Amundson and Pierre Gour were delighted to help out with the trip and look forward to SPE in New Orleans next year.

Thank You Card

Thank You Slideshow

*if you have trouble viewing the documents, please download them. They are small PDFs.

SPE NW Regional Conference Speakers


By Rodney Graham Painted aluminium lightboxes with transmounted chromogenic transparencies; diptych 232.7 x 376 x 17.8 cm / 91 5/8 x 148 x 7 in

“Actor/Director” by Rodney Graham | painted aluminium lightboxes with transmounted chromogenic transparencies; diptych 232.7 x 376 x 17.8 cm / 91 5/8 x 148 x 7 in (1954, 2013)

Western Washington University and the Art Department’s Photography Concentration are pleased to announce that celebrated international artist Rodney Graham will be the keynote speaker for the Society for Photographic Education‘s 2014 Northwest Regional Conference, hosted in Bellingham, WA. Jess T. Dugan will also be a featured speaker for the conference, entitled “TRANSFIXED | TRANSMEDIA.”

The conference will be held from October 10-12, 2014.

Jess T. Dugan, 20x24" Pigment print, 2005-2014

“Tann” by Jess T. Dugan | 20×24″ pigment print (2005-2014)

We are currently seeking proposals for panels and image-maker presentations that embrace, question, and expand upon “transmedia” and photographic practice in all its forms. Proposals will be accepted up until April 30, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact spenw2014@gmail.com.

Submission forms:

Submission Form (pdf)

Call-For-Proposals info (pdf)

Small Works Exhibition and Sale PREVIEW!

Here are some of the images that will be available to purchase on Wednesday, November 13th from 10am-6pm in the Fine Arts Omni Room (FI 213)!


Sydney Harbour Bridge, Derren Hall


Window, Patricia Swanson


Duomo, Camille Crocetti


Untitled, Stephen Reigns


Untitled 1, Quinton Maldonado


Untitled 2, Quinton Maldonado, 


The Bomb, Derren Hall



Small Works Exhibition and Sale

Please join us Wednesday, November 13, 2013 for a Small Works Exhibition and Sale! The 397-I, WWU SPE AS Club and other photography students will be selling prints of their work in various sizes for ONLY $10, $15 and $20! Come buy holiday gifts, or some new work for your personal collection. All proceeds benefit the WWU SPE AS Club and will go towards helping our group attend the National SPE Conference in March 2014 in Baltimore, MD. 


$10 Portrait Day on Voting Day!

Please join us Tuesday November 5, 2013 from 10:00am-8:00pm! The 397-I and SPE students will be taking professional quality photographs for only $10! There are no restrictions; bring your cat, your kids, your friends and family! This is for a great cause as the students are fundraising to go to the Society for Photographic Education Regional and National conferences (www.spenational.org).