Malina Chavez Receives SPE’s Innovations in Imaging Award

Malina Chavez, Jerusalem Power Lines (2013).

The Society of Photographic Education announced that MFAEDA student Malina Chavez will receive the Award for Innovations in Imaging for her project, “1949 Armistice Agreement Line.” Chavez, who began that work as a student in Alex Harris’ documentary fieldwork class during the fall, will attend the SPE 2013 National Conference to accept the award and present her work.

This year’s conference (March 7 – 10 in Chicago) will honor 50 years of SPE, a nonprofit membership organization “that provides and fosters an understanding of photography as a means of diverse creative expression, cultural insight, and experimental practice.”

In conjunction with SPE, Chavez also show work in a juried exhibition organized by the Filter Photo Festival. Curator Jason Lazarus describes the exhibition as “a call for risk taking, chance operations, relabeling, and letting go of the comfortable.” The exhibition, Archetype Drift, will run from March 6 – 23 at Johalla Projects gallery in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood.

For more information on “1949 Armistice Agreement Line,” click here.