Monday, September 29, 2014

[100] MTSU’s Baldwin Photo Gallery exhibit focuses on 2 conference speakers’ work

MURFREESBORO — MTSU's Baldwin Photographic Gallery is featuring the works of Huger Foote and Michael Peven in a special exhibit open through Thursday, Oct. 17, in conjunction with the upcoming Society for Photographic Education 2014 regional conference on campus.

Both Foote, an established commercial photographer, and Peven, director of the photography program at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, are set to speak during the Oct. 2-5 South Central regional conference.

Their work is being showcased in MTSU’s nationally renowned Baldwin Photographic Gallery, located in Room 269 inside the Bragg Mass Communication Building on the MTSU campus, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The gallery is open to the public by appointment. Guests can schedule a visit by contacting MTSU photography professor Tom Jimison, who has curated the gallery since 1991, at

Memphis native Foote received a commission in 2011 from the New York Times to capture the city during springtime. A notorious wanderer of back alleys, deserted roadways and abandoned lots and a keen observer of the commonplace, Foote combines color, tight composition, and intense light and shadows to transform mundane objects into large-scale observations of the world.

Foote is set to present the Society for Photographic Education South Central conference’s keynote address at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in Room S102, the State Farm Room, in MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building. A searchable campus map with parking details is available at

Peven, a Chicago native who teaches studio photography, the history of photography and bookmaking at Arkansas, works in a wide variety of photographic and photo-related media and has recently been involved with projects in computer-assisted environment specific installations and limited-edition artist’s bookworks. His work has been part of more than a hundred group exhibitions since 1975.

Peven will speak at the SPE regional conference beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 in the BAS State Farm Room.

The Society for Photographic Education’s South Central regional conference is focusing on “Engaging Possibilities.” The four-day event will include workshops, presentations and demonstrations by SPE members, as well as a film screening, portfolio reviews and member and special exhibits.

You can find more conference details, including ticket prices and a complete schedule, at

The Society for Photographic Education is a nonprofit organization that provides and fosters an understanding of photography as a means of diverse creative expression, cultural insight and experimental practice.

You can learn more about the Baldwin Photographic Gallery at its website,

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