Larissa Ramey, PCA&D sophomore photography major, received one of ten Society for Photographic Educators' Travel Awards at last month’s national conference in Orlando, Florida. She spent three days at the annual event, where she was able to meet the featured speakers Renee Cox, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Jerry Uelsmann.
The student awards are given annually to ten SPE student members to offset the cost of attending the annual conference. Jurors select awards based on the merits of submitted portfolios. Student award recipients receive a travel stipend to attend the annual conference, a conference fee waiver, and one-year membership to SPE.
The theme of the conference was “Family Values,” which explored how family values have been expressed, privately, publicly, and sometimes controversially, have been part of the history of photography from its advent to our current social media-saturated culture, .
Larissa is interning with LSJ Studios, Lancaster this summer, and has been an intern at Christiane David Gallery since January 2016. Larissa is from Leesburg, Virginia and graduated from Loudoun County High School.