Photography International (www.womeninphotography.org) Celebrates
it's 25th Anniversary with a final juried Call for Entries for 2006.
Founded in 1981, Women In Photography International (WIPI) has
progressed over the years to become one of the most recognized organizations
for women photographers worldwide. WIPI completes the twenty-fifth year
in 2006 by announcing "The Portrait
- a juried call for entries of traditional and non-traditional portrait
"The Portrait" competition will be juried by an accomplished
panel of professionals and the top 25 images as well as 50 honorable
mention images will be showcased on womeninphotograhy.org.
For the Portrait competition, WIPI welcomes
images that include, single and multiple portraits including families,
friends, strangers as well as pets with people, animals, executive,
self-portrait, and personalities from the most classic to the most outrageous.
Submissions may include color, b/w, alternative or any digital photo
submitted as a JPEG file..
The classic and non traditional portrait is still one of the most
sought after images in photography," according to WIPI President,
Photo Artist Jean Ferro: 'The portrait captures a moment in time, a
rendering of an individual, a family, friend/s, strangers and/or pets
that celebrates our existence, brings validity to our lives."
The Portrait call for entries completes the 25th Anniversary year of
WIPI's of archive of women's achievements in photography. The year end
call for entries follows the successful print collection Turning
Silver Exhibition. 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 WIPI'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:
Minimum 2 images,
FINAL all entry DEADLINE now Monday, November 27th, 2006 9pm
PST (Los Angeles)
Member Savings / Deadline ended November
See updated Prize List. Top 25 will all receive a prize
Notification by e-mail of Juror Selection: December
Online Exhibition, December 30, 2006
submissions, online JPEG's, only
Susan Spiritus, Gallery Owner / Newport Beach, CA
Julian Cox, Curator of Photography / High Museum of Art / Atlanta,
Sasha Erwitt, Senior Photo Editor, Vanity Fair / Conde Nast Publication
Carol McCusker, PhD - Curator of Photography / Museum of Photographic
Arts (MoPA), San Diego, CA
Jason Murison, Director, P.P.O.W Gallery / Pilkington . Olsoff
Fine Arts, Inc. / New York City
** 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.
Women In Photography International is a 501.(c).3 USA organization