BEINECKE LIBRARY / YALE / COLLECTION
DAWN HOPE STEVENS
Dawn & Mom waiting for a bigger wave
Paul Martineau & Robert Mapplethorpe's photo of Patti Smith
William Eggleston, David Lynch & Julien Frydman, Paris Photo L.A.
Malibu Mom & Billy Bob Thornton at "Under The Influence"
Henry Diltz with his photograph of Linda & Paul McCartney at Morrison
Lucie Boswell, Malibu Mom & Lydia Velarde's journal page (not meeting
BONO) at Astro Burger on my birthday.
Nick Ut on the cover of the LA Weekly & "The Shot of a Lifetime"
Steven Poster - President of International Cinematographers Guild Local
Freelance Director of Photography; asks
to keep my business cards.
Lucy & Ethel - Founders of "Comet's Flight School" - XMAS
Mom, Dawn & Dad on Memorial Day, 2015
DAWN HOPE STEVENS
Dawn Hope Stevens is a freelance
photographer, creative entrepreneur, television producer/host, magazine publisher,
and president/founder of an innovative photography network organization ~ Clickers
& Flickers Photography Network www.ClickersAndFlickers.com (1985-present).
Clickers & Flickers is a dynamic group of talented and spirited individuals,
who run the gamut from students with their first 35mm or digital camera to commercial
photographers and cinematographers, museum curators, gallery owners, camera store
owners, along with Pulitzer Prize winners ~ all with a passion for photography.
Stevens was a producer and host of (18) local cable access television
shows. She provided the general public an opportunity to see local photographers
and learn about their work through her informative interviews.
has exhibited her photographs of blues musicians in solo shows : "Thoroughly
Blues" at The Coffee Gallery Backstage, Pasadena; “Following the Chitlin
Circuit” at the Great Western Bank, Westwood; Cobalt Cantina, Silver Lake;
and at Toi Art, Hollywood. Her work has been included in group exhibitions: City
of Los Angeles show at Barnsdall; LA Photoworks Gallery; The Canon Gallery, Beverly
Hills; and included in a portfolio presented to the late Linda McCartney by WIPI.
Stevens’ photo credits include: album cover of Harmonica Fats & Bernie
cover with Blind Joe Hill, work in Living Blues magazine, Long Beach Blues Festival
Programs, and in private collections.
For the past 29 years, Stevens has organized and hosted C&F’s
monthly photo-networking dinners with honored guest speakers,
including Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Ut (whose horrific photograph
June 8, 1972 "Napalm Girl" of a naked little girl running
down the street toward his camera covered with napalm in Vietnam
helped end the war); fashion photographer Melvin Sokolsky; actor
& photographer Leonard Nimoy; photojournalist Steve Schapiro;
architectural photographer Julius Shulman; the “Blue-Eyed
Indian” from Laguna Pueblo photographer, Lee Marmon; Sports
& Senior Official NBA photographer Andrew Bernstein; current
President of Local 600 (Cinematographers Guild) Steven Poster;
Jazz Photographer Herman Leonard; Rock ‘n Roll photographer
Henry Diltz; National Geographic photographer, Gerd Ludwig; Producer
& Screenwriter of many James Bond films and Photography Collector,
Michael G. Wilson; Former Director of Warner Bros. Photo Lab,
Greg Dyro; Curator of Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art,
Karen Sinsheimer; women photographers: Jean Ferro, (November
1989 & September 1994); Elizabeth Carmel (October
2006); Julia Dean (March 1998); Amy
Kawadler (November 1997); Bobbi Lane (October
1998); Elizabeth Shatner (February 2007);
E.F. Kitchen (August 2002 & October 2010);
Carol Henry (March 2012); Kim Gottlieb-Walker
(July 2011 & October 2014); J.J. L'Heureux
(August 2014); Beverly Houwing (November
2014); Amelia Davis (January 2015);and
many others. Never to be forgotten... Eugene F. Lally, the inventor
of digital photography who worked with NASA on the Apollo mission
in 1961. He invented the "mosaic element" which is now
called the "pixel".
I am so humbled and thankful to the late Eugene Lally (1934-2014)
a Science Rock Star for his kind words of encouragement and for
calling me the "Connector of the DOTS":
“Thank you again for inviting me to speak at your recent
meeting. The audience was as good as it gets. They were so excited
about the material I stayed with them till well after midnight.
Their enthusiasm was contagious. They also appreciated my latest
spacecraft design where I use a digital focal plane on the Exoplanet
Explorer Spacecraft’s telescope to investigate exoplanet
atmospheres. Radio astronomy and SETI have been looking for life
for 50 years with no result. The new spacecraft would receive
useful data immediately when in orbit to determine if any life-forms
may be present on exoplanets. We will be using digital photography
soon to explore our galaxy in the optical domain for life from
orbit. This shows how far digital photography has gone in 50 years.
Thank you again and keep up your wonderful work for us photographers.
You are the gal who connects the dots for us that most don’t
even see. We appreciate your hard work to help our cause. Let’s
hear it for Clickers and Flickers”. ~ Eugene F. Lally (American
Scientist-Photographer, Inventor of Digital Photography, 1961)
I also thank my parents for being supportive of Clickers &
Flickers from day one and it is now coming up on 30 years. My
late father taught biology, zoology, anatomy & art. Photography
was one of his many passions and he always had a darkroom to process
and print his own work.
My mother Hope Stevens is 92 years young and for the last 8 years
I have been her "caretaker" and she has been my "personal
assistant" with Clickers & Flickers. Everyone loves Malibu
Mom. For the past four Clickers & Flickers' Halloween photo-networking
dinners, I have dressed up as the "Connector of the DOTS"
- looking like Lucy in a dotted dress and being a good sport Mom
is dressed as Ethel.
My love of People, Photographers, and Malibu Mom are the subject
of recent iPhone photography.
- JUNE 2015 - APRIL 2017
CLICKERS & FLICKERS EVENTS and MAGAZINE:
29, 2015 - C&F honored guest speaker, PATRICIA LANZA, Director
of Talent and Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography Los
Angeles, presented "The Russian Circus: Behind the Scenes
of One of the World's Greatest Circus's" at Clickers &
Flicker's photo-networking dinner. Patricia Lanza began her career
at the National Geographic Society first as a photo researcher,
than as a photography editor, followed by eight years as a contract
photographer where she had over 700 pictures published. Assignments
have taken her to 48 countries for a variety of national and international
clients and publications.
August 25, 2015 - C&F honored guest speaker, JEFF WIDENER,
an American photojournalist best known for his now famous image
of a lone man confronting a column of tanks during the June 1989
Tiananmen Square uprising made him a nominated finalist for the
1990 Pulitzer Prize. Jeff presented "TAKING PICTURES during
times of War, Peace & Protests" at C&F's photo-networking
September 30, 2015 - C&F honored guest speaker, award-winning
Nature Photographer, CHEYNE WALLS presented "Falling in Love
with the Diverse Landscapes of the World" at C&F's photo-networking
dinner. Other nature photographers & past C&F guest speakers
BEVERLY HOWING and J.J. L'HEUREUX were both in attendance and
showing their stunning photography during the Members' Digital
October 27, 2015 - C&F honored guest speaker, Photographer
& Songwriter/Author, PAUL ZOLLO, presented “Photographing
Humankind Through an Angeleno Window” at C&F's Halloween
photo-dinner. He also played guitar and sang with other talented
musicians including Smokey Miles, Diana Govasari, Sebastian Sage.
This was C&F's 5th year of participating in the Daniel Pearl
World Music Days, honoring the late Wall Street Journalist/violinist
Daniel Pearl with a combination of Photography, Music & Costumes.
November 18, 2015 - C&F presented "THE POWER OF THE IMAGE"
with two greats at C&F photo-networking dinner: (1) NICK UT,
(Associated Press Photographer & Pulitzer-Prize winner for
Napalm Girl in Vietnam) presented "FROM HELL TO HOLLYWOOD";
and (2) DICK GUTTMAN, Hollywood Publicist for over 60 years, shared
stories from his book "Starflacker: Inside the Golden Age
of Hollywood" recounting working with the biggest names in
film and the function of great photography in the creation of
legendary star careers.
March 30, 2016 - C&F honored guest speaker, Nature & Outdoor
Photographer/Author, DAVE WYMAN presented images and stories from
his travels and from his book, "Fearless Photographer: Nature"
at C&F's photo dinner. Dave also discussed how he was chosen
to author the book and the effort it took over the course five
years to bring it to completion.
April 26, 2016 - C&F honored guest speaker, Los Angeles Times
Media Group, Staff Photographer, RAUL ROA, presented "NEWS,
NATURE & ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY - Using All Your Tools To Get The
Shot " at C&F's photo dinner. He focused on the new age
of photojournalism for print and the ever-exploding social media.
May 25, 2016 - C&F honored guest speaker, DAVE BANKS, a three-time
Emmy-winning Photojournalist & International Documentarian,
presented "Cue The Camels" (the name of Dave's book
with a foreword by Jay Leno) at C&F's photo dinner, sharing
some of his adventures whilst in pursuit of the coveted 'money
June 28, 2016 - C&F honored guest speaker, STEVE DIET GOEDDE,
Fine Art Erotic Photographer-Author presented a slideshow Q&A
"New Images, New Directions of Erotic Photographer Steve
Diet Goedde" showing work from his new 25-year retrospective
book "ARRANGEMENTS" Volume III" and his recent
explorations with alternative processes such as emulsion transfers
at C&F's photo networking dinner.
C&F Members' Only Special Event - July 9, 2016 - PAUL MARTINEAU,
Associate Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum
gave a private tour with comments of the exhibitions “Robert
Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium" and "The Thrill of
the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection" at The J. Paul Getty
July 27, 2016 - C&F honored guest speaker, Aerial Aviation
& Aerospace Photographer, CHAD SLATTERY, presented "Dolly
in the Sky &Things with Wings" at C&F's photo-networking
dinner. Chad touched on the challenges and rewards of specialization.
Throughout the talk he discussed lighting techniques, the importance
of Photoshop, the joy of perspective control lenses, the role
of failure, what's private about private jets, what he loves about
the LAPD's new flashlight, and the amazing world of air-to-air
August 30, 2016 - C&F honored guest speaker, ED FREEMAN, Fine
Art Photographer & Musician, presented "How to Photograph
Twenty-Five Gorgeous, Naked People Underwater at the Same Time"
at Clickers & Flickers' photo-networking dinner.
After college, Ed Freeman worked as a performer and studio musician
on dozens of pop and jazz records. arranging Carly Simon's debut
album and producing Don McLean's iconic "American Pie."
Highlights of Ed's music career include working as a road manager
on the last Beatles’ tour. Ed is seen being interviewed
in the 2016 documentary award-winning motion picture film "The
Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years", produced
& directed by Ron Howard. This film won for Best Music Film
at the 59th annual Grammy Awards this year.
September 28, 2016 - C&F honored guest speaker, DAVID DAVIS,
Sports Journalist & Author presented "One Golden Moment"
from his book "One Golden Moment: The 1984 Olympics Through
the Photographic Lens of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner (published
by Photo Friends of the Downtown Los Angeles Public Library, 2016)
at C&F's photo-networking dinner.
C&F Members' Only Special Event - October 1, 2016 - Fine Art
Photographer & Writer, PAT YORK graciously agreed to give
a limited number of C&F members a tour with comments of her
new exhibition Worth A Thousand Words: Portraits of Artists and
Writers, exhibited at the West Hollywood Library.
October 25, 2016 - C&F honored guest speakers & Collaborators
C. HUNTER JOHNSON, musician/composer & J.J. L'HEUREUX, renowned
Painter, Photographer, Adventurer & Naturalist, presented
"Penguins to Polar Bears" with music videos & stills
at C&F's Halloween photo-networking dinner. This was C&F's
6th Year of participating in the Daniel Pearl World Music Festival,
honoring the late Wall Street Journalist & trained violinist,
Daniel Pearl. Halloween costumes were encouraged and added fun.
November 16, 2016 - C&F honored guest speaker, GREG DYRO,
Fine Art Photographer & Photography Instructor, presents "MOBILE
PHOTOGRAPHY: For Better or For Worse? at Clickers &
Flickers' photo-networking dinner.
March 29, 2017 - C&F honored guest speaker, MARK EDWARD HARRIS,
Award-Winning Travel Photographer & Author presented "Mark
Edward Harris; The Fine Art of Travel Photography" at C&F's
Special Photo-Networking Dinner, honoring Associated Press &
Pulitzer Prize winning photojouralist, NICK UT who retired after
51 years at Associated Press on this exact day, which also Nicky's
birthday! We celebrated his special day & stellar career.
Nick's June 8, 1972 Vietnam war image "Napalm Girl"
is one of the most celebrated iconic images of the 20th Century.
May 31, 2017 - Returning for the 3rd time as C&F guest speaker,
HENRY DILTZ , Musician, Rock & Roll Photographer & Co-Founder
of Morrison Hotel Galleries, presents "I SHOT My Friends:
Rock & Roll Photography" at C&F's Photo-Networking
Dinner. Henry Diltz never set out to take some of the most iconic
photos of our era, it just happened.
Fresh from a globe-trotting childhood, he attended colleges in
Munich, West Point, then Honolulu, and later became known as a
musician and founding member of the Modern Folk Quartet. This
led to his many friendships with recording artists of the California
rock community in the 60s and 70s. Immersed in this world he accidentally
discovered a passion for photography, which turned into obsession
The list of album covers and artists Henry Diltz shot include
names like The Doors, The Eagles, Crosby Stills Nash & Young,
Jackson Browne, America, Steppenwolf, James Taylor and Mama Cass.
He was the official photographer at the 3 day, (Aug. 15-17, 1969)
Woodstock and Monterey (1967) festivals, and his work has appeared
in The New York Times, The LA Times, Life, People, Rolling Stone,
High Times and Billboard.
June 27, 2017 - Twice named "World's Greatest Landscape Photographer"
by the Smithsonian Institution, C&F honored guest speaker
TIMOTHY WOLCOTT will present "A True Modern Master of Landscape
Photography" at C&F Photo-Networking Dinner. Timothy
Wolcott has traveled more than 500,000 miles to create amazing
and stunning photographs. In his early years, he spent much of
his time with many of the great masters. His grandfather, Alexander
S. Wolcott, was a dentist by trade and machinist, and credited
with being the inventor of the first camera. He was the first
American to secure a patent in the field of photography and open
a portrait studio.
Timothy Wolcott's work has exhibited alongside Ansel Adams, The
Weston's and Eliot Porter. His work has been exhibited in more
than 23 countries and many museums, including being showcase at
the Smithsonian Institution. To achieve his vision and high standards,
his photographs are printed using his own proprietary, 14 layer
pigment printing process. This printing process is considered
by many in the trade publication industry to be the finest printing
process of our time. It uses no chemicals, is free of glass, eliminates
the need for protective glazing and has a 200 year archival display
life. He has been called "The Da Vinci of Our Time"
by Calumet Photographic Company.
October 24, 2017 - Honored Guest Speaker PENNY WOLIN will present
"Portraiture as Facade" at Clickers & Flickers Halloween
photo-networking dinner. Wolin will give a visual lecture from
her varied career as a documentary and editorial portrait photographer.
She will discuss her magazine assignments with Playboy and Condé
Nast Traveler, and her most recently published documentary book
and Kickstarter funded, Descendants of Light: American Photographers
of Jewish Ancestry. This will be C&F's 7th year of participating
in the Daniel Pearl World Music Days with Photography, Music &
I love "connecting the DOTS"... and these are
just some of C&F's Very Special Dots ("VSD"). C&F
gratefully acknowledges our Advertisers, Angels, Backers &
Believers and supporters: Hedy & Samy Kamienowicz (Samy's
Camera); Andrew Binder (Philippe -The Original, The Home of the
French Dip Sandwich); Lucie Boswell (Artist 37!); Henry Diltz
(Morrison Hotel Gallery); Joan Dooley (Armory Center for the Arts);
Barry Balin (Barry O. Balin Historical Archives); Greg Dyro (C&F
webmaster); Silvio Bello (Silvio's Photoworks); Suzanne Palermo
(Tamron); Garen Shahinian (PMX Printing); Malibu Mom (a/k/a "Another
Mother for PEACE"), Nick Ut, Ken Seals, Phil Condit, Rodney
Nicholls, Jean Ferro (PhotoArtist and President of Women in Photography
International), J.J. L'Heureux, Ken Hackman, Raul Roa, Lee Varis,
Jaidi Ruiz, & Maria Newman & Scott Hosfeld (Malibu Friends
of Music), and the late Eugene F. Lally. These friends & businesses
have been supportive of Clickers & Flickers' 30+ years. Friendships
& relationships are what makes each of us SHINE in our own
Women In Photography International Charter Member
Dawn Hope Stevens
Founder of Clickers & Flickers (founded 1985)
Malibu & Pasadena, California
for all images remains the property of exhibited photographer,
and promotional use for Women In Photography International. All
inquiries regarding use of and purchasing image use rights must
be directed to the photographer.
File: GALLERY & BIO -December 26, 2014
UPDATE: 6/3/2015 Bio & portfolio photos
File: Updated: 6/10/2015, Bio
photographer response - UPDATES: JUNE 2015 - APRIL 2017
womeninphotography.org file transfer to the Beinecke.
All organization files, computer, external hard drive, printed
DVDs, books, competitions files and onsite installation art
File Updated: 6/15/2015, added magazine
Hope Stevens founder / Editor Clickers & Flickers -
magazines sent to the Beinecke
Selection of C&F Magazines by Photographer/Guest Speaker:
Toot Your Own Horn, by Dawn Hope Stevens (C&F's 25th
Anniversary issue, summer 2010)
Jay P. Morgan, The Slanted Lens: Photocomics & Video
a collision of two worlds"
Elvira, by J. P. Morgan
Eugene F. Lally's illustration
"American Scientist / Photographer inventor of Digital
photography 1961 -NASA Celebrates 50th Anniversary"
Seeff "The Power and the Passion to Create"
Robert Mapplethorpe & Patti Smith, by Norman Seeff
Van Hamersfeld's, "Visual Artist - 50 years of Graphic
logo "Crazy World Ain't It" on Mick Jagger
J.J. L'Heureux, Painter, Naturalist & Photographer,
"Faces from the Southern Ocean"
Penquins by J.J. L'Heureux
Herman Leonard, "Jazz Giants" Billy Holiday
Amelia Davis - "It's Never Just Been a Job, It'a Been
My Life" (sole owner & manager of Jim Marshall
Photography), Janis Joplin, by Jim Marshall (1936-2010).