During a semester of class we were assigned to attend multiple gallery visits. This was because the Mid West Society of Photographic Educators was being held in Cincinnati and many area galleries were showcasing photographic work and our professor was trying to get us to go and see these artists. I was unsure if I was going to attend the MWSPE conference, but since we had to attend a large amount of shows I at the last minute said I would attend. The weekend started off and we didn’t really know the six of each other. That soon changed. We saw a lot of art, drank a lot of beer, and got matching tattoos.