Apply to go to the Society of Photographic Education West Conference Nov. 2-4th on us, applications due 8am on 9/25

The SWC Photo & Digital Program is sending 2 faculty and 3 students to:

Society of Photographic Education Regional Conference (West and Southwest Chapters)

Conflux: Coming Together in Conversation, Nov. 2-4th

For more information, go to

This is possible due to a Strong Work Force grant.

Conference information:

Friday Nov. 2nd

Fly to Albuquerque, NM

Conference held at the University of New Mexico

Conference check in, followed by a reception at the UNM Art Museum

Keynote Conversation

Nov. 3rd

Various Workshops

Nov. 4th

Chapter Meetings

Other possible activities

Fly home

SWC will pay for conference registration, flight, hotel stay, and $45 per day for food.

Due to school and grant rules, SWC will need to arrange and pay flights and hotel.

The flight on 11/2 will most likely be a morning flight.

The flight on 11/4 will mostly likely be a late afternoon flight.

1 SUV rental to help with travel in town for the group of 4.

Students need to be available Nov, 2-4th to apply.

Students who are interested need to fill out this google form by 8:00am on Tuesday, 9/25.

Here is the process:

3 currently enrolled students in Photo & Digital classes will be chosen from the applicants.

Priority will be given to students registered in advanced classes (beyond 192 or 205).

If space is available after looking at applicants from advanced students, students from 192 or 205 are eligible.

The winners will be announced on 9/26.

Questions, email mtruitt

Come see the Medium Festival of Photography with Southwestern College Photo & Digital Program, Oct. 18-21

Apply before 8:00am on 9/13/18!

We are happy to announce that we will be sending 13 students to the Medium Festival of Photography at the Lafayette Hotel in San Diego during Oct. 19-21.

Full Festival Details:

Oct. 18-21

3 faculty will be chosen for the “Festival Pass”.

Registration will be covered.

3 students will be chosen for the “Festival Pass”

  • Admission to the Keynote Lecture with John Divola
  • Admission to all Fri. and Sat. festival lectures, and the Sunday tour in Tijuana.
  • Admission to the Festival Reception on Oct. 19

10 additional students will be chosen for the Keynote Lecture Only

  • On Oct. 19 our Keynote Lecture with John Divola will kick off the Present Tense lecture series at 7pm
  • Admission to the Keynote Lecture is also included with all VIP and Festival Passes.
  • Keynote lecture guests are invited to join the event Reception at 8:30pm, following the lecture

Students who are interested need to fill out this google form by 8:00am on Thurs, 9/13.

Here is the process I will use to select students.

For the Full Festival Pass, I will draw 3 names at random from a container.

Students who are not picked for the Full Festival Pass will be automatically entered into the Keynote Speaker Drawing.

I will place beginning students (Art 192, 205) students into the “A” container and draw 5 names at random.

I will place all other students into the “B” container and draw 5 names at random.

I plan to announce the winners on 9/14/18.


Micajah Truitt

Professor of Photography & Digital Imaging

Chair of Visual Arts

Student Art Gallery Coordinator

Academic Technology Committee Chair

619-421-6700 (ext 5648)

Boehm Gallery Exhibition

I’m happy to announce my upcoming exhibition with SIEN Collective at the Boehm Gallery at Palomar College in San Marcos. I’m honored to be showing with some other fantastic artists with whom I have a shared aesthetic. The show will be up through the month of September.

Detail, Baba Yaga Blind, 2016, paper with encaustic, beeswax, ink, thread, and found materials. 73”x37”.