Photographic Print Collection Call For Entries

Women In Photography International ( Celebrates it's 25th Anniversary with a juried black & white print collection Call for Entries.

Founded in 1981, by a group of professional photographers living in Los Angeles, Women In Photography International (WIPI) has progressed over the years to become one of the most recognized organizations for women photographers worldwide. WIPI celebrates turning twenty-five in 2006 by announcing "Turning Silver” - a call for entries to create a very special collection of one hundred twenty-five black and white photographic prints.

"Turning Silver" entries will be juried by an accomplished panel of professionals that will include: art directors, curators, editors, gallery owners, photo educators, photographers and publishers. The 100 juried images and artist statements will be showcased along with 25 invitational images from WIPI's Distinguished Photographers, Founders, Presidents and Directors at The prints will become a permanent part of the Women In Photography International archive, Turning Silver .... into gold!

For this Silver Anniversary competition, WIPI welcomes black & white based, images only. Fiber based, resin (RC), alternative process, including toned and color hand painted, color transferred to b/w, digital manipulation, with varying styles and techniques including color text, color added to b/w image, etc. Work that incorporates traditional and non traditional printing processes, shot with any type of camera, digital, professional, single use, Polaroid, toy cameras, holgas, etc.

“This is a significant time frame in history for women photographers," according to WIPI President, Photo Artist Jean Ferro: 'In 1981, we were a grassroots organization, serving women photographers in Southern California. In 2006, we are a worldwide network, serving women working in the photographic arts by showcasing their work, and diversity to an international audience."

The original Women In Photography, Inc. was founded by creative women who recognized the value of networking and sharing, in both their work and their lives. Kicking off the 21st Century, WIPI moved onto the information super highway to provide broader visibility for its photographers with an international membership that includes some of the world's finest. As an online resource center, the organization continued to honor and serve as well as support the ever-changing needs of the women, the industry and the changes in technology.

According to former WIP Director, Nancy Clendaniel: "WIPI continues it's 25 year legacy as a resouce for women photographers worldwide, by presenting an opportunity to share their visions and voices, by putting together this black & white print collection."

Along with the organization's educational and online outreach efforts, WIPI continues to honor women photographers worldwide through our annual Distinguished Photographer's Award. Begun in 1985 as a tribute to photographers of excellence & achievement, this award recently paid homage to photographers Annie Leibovitz (2003) and Sylvia Plachy (2004) at the Lucie Awards, in NYC. 2005 Distinguished Photographer's Award honored one of WIP's founding members, photographer Carrie Mae Weems. Former recipients include: Eve Arnold, Linda McCartney, Marion Post Wolcott, Ruth Orkin, Mary Ellen Mark, Grace Robertson, Judy Dater, Ruth Bernhard, Bereniece Abbott and Joyce Tenneson.

Submission Dates & Deadlines:

Deadline for ALL Submissions: ENDED Monday, May 1, 2006
Notification by e-mail of Juror Selection: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Winning Print Submission Deadline: Post marked Tuesday, August 1, 2006
25th Anniversary Gallery Showcase Online: Friday, 1st week of August, 2006
Submit: non-returnable prints, slides/transparencies, CD's, or online JPEG's.

All submissions, online JPEG's, CD's prints, slides/transparencies will become part of the Women In Photography International archive. Winning images will be honored in the Turning Silver online exhibition.

Jurors include:
Kim Gougenheim, Deputy Photo Director, "O" The Oprah Magazine
Catherine Edelman, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Joyce Tenneson, Photographer, New York City, NY
Jean Ferro, Photo Artist / President, WIPI / Los Angeles, CA
Rose Shoshana, Rose Gallery / Santa Monica, CA
Andrew Smith, The Andrew Smith Gallery / Santa Fe, NM
Susanne Konig,, New York, powerHouse Gallery, New York City, NY
Laurie Kratochvil, New York City, NY
Scott Mc Kiernan, Photographer/Publisher/Founder Zuma Press / Los Angeles
Stephen Perloff, Founder, The Photo Review, Philadelphia, PA

For "Turning Silver" Guidelines and Fees, click here

** Women In Photography International is a 501.(c).3. Organization. The online resource center is comprised of the WIPI history beginning 1981, the Peter E. Palmquist Women In Photography International bibliography of over 23,000 women photographers, an archive of exhibitions, member links, the f2-eZine that includes feature stories, member lecture listings, book reviews, world resources and the newly created Member Network Board for member posting and public viewing.

* ORGANIZATION outreach eligible for discount: SEE Guidelines -
Advertising Photographers of America (APA)

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
Bibliotheque Nationale de France (Agence France-Presse)
British Institute of Professional Prhotographers (BIPP)
Canandian Association of photographers and Illustrators in Communications (CAPIC)
Enfoco / New York
International Photography Award Members (IPA)
National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)
National Press Association (NPPA)
Professional Women Photographers NYC (PWP)
Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
Professional Photographers of Canada
The Royal Photographic Society, England (RPS)
SIAF Italia - Associazione Fotografi Professionisti (SIAF)
Society of Photographic Education (SPE)
TAU Visual - Associazione Nazionale Fotografi Professionisti

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If you would like to fund an entry for a female photographer living in countries such as Africa, India, Middle East , Russia or other areas outside the USA who may not have access to financial funding  CLICK HERE

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