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Women In Photography PRESS    2002-2006

Recent press releases:

Staying Focused -
WIPI presents 30 PRO member photographers at photo l.a. 2003, Jan. 03
Carrie Mae Weems joins WIPI Advisory Board / Nov. 2002 - January 2003
Susan Scafati new Press attaché in New York / Oct. 2002
kitsch & klick, the art of the toy camera, March, 2002
Hollywood Bound, Feb. 2002
Joanne Warfield, Director of Exhibitions, Dec. 2001
"20th Anniversary Exhibit: Images of Women - Images of Tea opens at House of Photographic Art (HOPA)" October 2001
"Call for Entries: 20th Year Anniversary Juried Competition - International Tea Time, April 2001
Women In Photography International Creates Millennium Archive"
December 2000


"The Portrait" WomenInPhotography.org Juried Call For Entries for 25th Anniversary Archive Women In Photography International celebrates it's 25th Anniversary with a final juried Call for Entries for 2006.
Submission Deadline: Minimum 2 images, through November 25, 2006
Notification by e-mail of Juror Selection: December 15th
Online Exhibition, December 30, 2006

October 21, 2006

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2006 -- Women In Photography International celebrates it's 25th Anniversary with a final juried Call for Entries for 2006. Submission Deadline: Minimum 2 images, through November 25, 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 images.

"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 in a digital gallery on WomenInPhotography.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. Prizes include the Epson Photo Stylus 2400 printer, Gary Fong Digital Album software, FotoQuote, Kodak picture viewer and more. See entry guidelines for fee required.

“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 and upcoming Kodak.com sponsored limited edition book. 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.


** 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.
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"Turning Silver" WomenInPhotography.org 25th Anniversary,
Call For Black & White Photographic Print Collection

Deadline for ALL Submissions: Monday, May 1, 2006

100 winners, juried by professional art directors, curators, editors, gallery owners, photo educators, photographers and publishers. Online Gallery presentation and prizes for winning entries.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 4, 2006 -- 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 www.womeninphotography.org. 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 hand painted, color transferred to b/w, digital manipulation, with varying styles and techniques, that incorporate traditional and non traditional printing processes, shot with any type of camera, digital, professional, single use, Polaroid, toy cameras, holgas, etc no date restriction.
“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 WIPI Director, Nancy Clendaniel: "WIPI continues it's 25 year legacy as a resource 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, documented at http://www.womeninphotography.org/wipihistory.html, 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 for "Turning Silver" Dates & Deadlines:
Deadline for ALL Submissions: 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, September 1, 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.

If you would like to fund a "Turning Silver" 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 please visit the special sign up and donor page:


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Tyra Banks, Glamour Magazine, Deutsch Inc, National Geographic, Getty Images
Join WomeninPhotography.org as Jurors for
Beauty Camera Eye of the Beholder


An online photographic call for entries. Juried by top industry professionals from Images by female photographers, exploring the concept of beauty from around the globe, will be presented by Women in Photography International, deadline to enter, May 1st, midnight, PST (http://www.womeninphotography.org)
April 25, 2005

(PRWEB) April 25, 2005 -- Supermodel Tyra Banks, Suzanne Donaldson/Glamour Magazine, Deutsch Inc, National Geographic, Getty Images and top professionals join Women In Photography International to participate as jurors for “Beauty: Camera Eye of the Beholder,” an international photographic online call for entries created by WomenInPhotography.org.

The juried exhibition will feature 100 images by female photographers exploring the concept of beauty, representing eight categories, Photojournalism, Fashion, Portrait, Still Life, Environment, Lifestyle, Conceptual, and Architecture. Call for Entries and exhibit is presented by Women In Photography International the #1 online resource center for women photographers worldwide. Deadline for entries is May 1, 2005, midnight PST. The Exhibition will run from June 1-September, 2005 at http://www.WomenInPhotography.org.

Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, as the saying goes. Given the subjective nature of beauty, entrants are encouraged to push the boundaries of accepted notions of beauty and show their distinctive perception of beauty. According to Jean Ferro, Photo Artist and President of WIPI, "In a world of chaos and violence, the WIPI call for entries and the resulting online exhibition will be a contrast, a virtual imprint of how female photographers record beauty in the world around them. We are thrilled to have gathered such an exciting group, of top professionals, who are at the helm of the world's presentation of imagery to juror the WIPI call for entries," said Ferro.

Beauty Jurors include:
- Tyra Banks, supermodel, TV/Film Producer/Bankable Productions, Founder/TZone Foundation
- Abby Bussel - Executive Editor, Architecture Magazine,
- Michael DePirro, Senior Vice President, Group Creative Director, Deutsch Inc/NY
- Suzanne Donaldson, Director of Photography, Glamour Magazine
- Clare Freestone - Assistant Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery/London
- Alfonso Gutierrez - Editor/Managing Director, AGE Fotostock, Barcelona.
- Charlie Holland - Director of Photography, Getty Images
- Valerie May - Senior Editor of New Media, National Geographic Magazine
- Carol McCusker, PhD - Curator, Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA)
- Anne Telford - Editor-at-Large, Communication Arts

The exhibit is curated by Carrie Villines, photographer and WIPI Professional Member. Carrie has curated WIPI's previous online photo exhibits, "virtual * visual" and "Decisive Moments." Prizes from FreshLists.com, FotoQuote.com and others will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners. The online exhibition will showcase the 1st and 2nd place winners as well as 10 honorable mention images from each of the eight categories. The top eight winners will be in the August edition of Studio Photography & Design in an feature article about WIPI's Beauty online exhibition.

Women In Photography International was created in 1981 as a 501.c.3 educational outreach organization by women photographers to communicate ideas, opportunities and their passion for photography. Since 1985 WIPI has presented its Distinguished Photographers Award to honor women who have contributed significantly to the world of photography. Winners include Eve Arnold, Ruth Bernhard, Judy Dater, Marion Post Wolcott, Linda McCartney, Mary Ellen Mark, Ruth Orkin, Joyce Tenneson, Berenice Abbott, Annie Leibovitz and 2004 Award Winner Sylvia Plachy.

WIPI's online resource provides member galleries, reference library, and the F2-eZine, which contains articles from around the globe, industry news, marketing news, photography links, book reviews and competition listings and bibliography of over 23,000 women photographers. WIPI's past and present sponsors have included, Epson America, Kodak Professional, Lensbabies, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Hollywood Arts Council, Pierce College Foundation, Samy's Camera, Calumet, Lomography Society, Lucie Awards. Stephen Cohen Gallery, Allworth Press. Go Video and others. Beauty, Camera Eye of the Beholder will become part of the WIPI online archive.
"If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world." -Chinese Proverb
"Even beauties can be unattractive. If you catch a beauty in the wrong light at the right time, forget it. I believe in low lights and trick mirrors. I believe in plastic surgery." -Andy Warhol
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt
We are beautiful in every single way.
-Christina Aguilera (from "Beautiful" - written and composed by Linda Perry)

Women In Photography International
www.WomenInPhotography.org
(323) 462-1444
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Sylvia Plachy Honored by Women In Photography International at the 2nd Annual Lucie Awards Presentation in New York City, October 18, 2004 at American Airlines Theater


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2004 -- Women In Photography International (WIPI), a non-profit organization established in 1981, is proud to announce Sylvia Plachy as the winner of its Distinguished Photographer Award 2004. Together with International Photography Awards (IPA) and its Lucie Awards, WIPI bestows this high honor annually to women who exemplify the highest standards and dedication to the art of photography.

Past honorees have included Eve Arnold (1983), Ruth Bernhard (1984), Judy Dater (1985), Marion Post-Wolcott (1986), Linda McCartney (1987), Mary Ellen Mark (1988), Ruth Orkin (1989), Joyce Tenneson (1990), Berenice Abbott (1991), Grace Robertson (1992), and last year Annie Leibovitz. To learn more about the organization, go to http://www.womeninphotography.org
"Sylvia joins a list of women who are held in high esteem for their powerful and memorable images,"said Jean Ferro, Photo Artist and WIPI President. "Sylvia's approach is daring, soulful and honest, a lasting inspiration to women working in photography today," she added.
Plachy, a Hungarian-born photographer, arrived in New York in 1958 and over the next forty years by recording the visual character of the city along with its diverse occupants managed the not insignificant accomplishment of becoming essential to the New York photography scene.
One of her enduring subjects has been her son, Oscar winner, Adrien Brody. "From the time he was born, Adrien was my favorite subject to photograph. I couldn't take my eyes off him. His emotions were mirrored in his face," said Plachy.

Mentored by Andre Kertez with a strong history in photojournalism, Plachy has exhibited her work variously at the Whitney Museum, the Queens Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts.
She also has had shows in Budapest, Ljubljana, Manchester, Berlin, Vancouver, Perpignan, Arles, and Pingyau, China. Her work is in the permanent collections of both The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

Additionally she is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, while her work as appeared in The New Yorker, Time, GEO, Granta, Artforum, Conde Nast Traveler, New York Times Magazine, and Stern among other outlets. For over eight years The Village Voice published a weekly uncaptioned, black and white photograph, of Plachy's work under the heading: "Sylvia Plachy's Unguided Tour."
Her new book, Self-Portrait with Cows Going Home (Aperture September, 2004) is an intensely personal photographic journey of Plachy's childhood in Eastern Europe and a celebration of her many years of superb image making.

Joyce Tenneson, fine art photographer, WIPI Advisory Board member and the 1990 recipient of WIPI's Distinguished Photographers Award, will make the presentation at the 2nd Annual Lucie Awards in New York, October 18, at the American Airlines Theatre. The Gala Event also will honor industry greats such as Gordon Parks, Sebastiao Salgado, Cornell Capa, Arthur Leipzig, Julius Shulman, Jim Marshall, Bruce Davidson, James Nachtwey, Bert Stern, Lillian Bassman, Bob Willoughby, Arnold Newman and Jay Maisel.

Special tribute presentations by Cindy Crawford, Jodie Foster, Andie MacDowell and Anjelica Huston for Helmut Newton and Francesco Scavullo are also planned.

Honor and celebrate the masters of photography at the Second Annual Lucie Awards. Tickets are available now!


Staying Focused - WIPI presents 30 PRO member photographers at photo l.a. 2003, Jan. 03


PR Release Carrie Mae Weems
Carrie Mae Weems Joins WIPI Advisory Board
November 2002-re-issue January 2003/ New York


Original Women In Photography (1981-1991) member and highly acclaimed fine art photographer, Carrie Mae Weems, has recently accepted a position on the Women In Photography International Advisory Board. Carrie Mae Weems was part of the original 1981 WIP team whose spirit fueled the organization from a living room discussion to one of the leading women's organization for women photographers internationally. Jean Ferro, President of Women In Photography International, says, "We are very happy and welcome Carrie 'back', she is a shining star in the world of photography".

Since Weems early involvement in Women In Photography, her photography career has prospered and is world-renowned. Weems uses narrative elements in her photography to examine class and gender issues through the window of personal experience and African-American heritage. Awards include The Alpert Award for Visual Arts (1996), Visual Arts Fellowship (National Endowment for the Arts / 1994), Photographer of the Year (Friends of Photography / 1994) and selected one person exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art / New York, International Center of Photography, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Modern Art / San Francisco.

"My responsibility as an artist is to work, to sing for my supper, to make art, beautiful and powerful, that adds and reveals; to beautify the mess of a messy world, to heal the sick and feed the helpless; to shout bravely from the rooftops and storm barricaded doors and voice the specificity of our historical moment."
--Carrie Mae Weems

Reorganized in 2000 as an online resource center at www.womeninphotography.org, Women in Photography International serves the needs of photographers, photo educators, historians, students, gallery owners and photographic organizations around the world providing visibility for women photographers and their work through a variety of programs and juried competitions. The WIPI online Quarterly f2-eZine publication presents member profiles and portfolios, interviews, book reviews, product information and gallery listings. The WIPI Archive is a premiere resource and an unparalleled World Wide Web network for the international community.

SUSAN SCAFATI


Women In Photography International
www.WomenInPhotography.org


PR Release Susan Scafati
Recently Appointed WIPI New York Press Representative
September 2002 / New York

Women In Photography International (WIPI) is happy to announce that Manhattan-based freelance photographer and WIPI International member, Susan Scafati, has recently been added to our International committee as a volunteer press contact. According to Jean Ferro, President, "Susan will focus on New York's photography scene for exposure, exhibition and publication opportunities for the organization and its members. Scafati will also take note of WIPI members' activities in New York for potential articles in the online WIPI quarterly newsmagazine: F2-ezine.

Women in Photography International, headquartered in Los Angeles, is an educational nonprofit organization that promotes visibility and provides resources for women photographers and their work through a variety of programs, exhibitions, juried competitions and publications. Founded in 1981, and reorganized in 2000 as an online resource center, Women in Photography International serves the needs of photographers, photo educators, photography students, gallery owners and photographic organizations around the world.

Susan Scafati studied with and assisted world-renowned photographers at the San Francisco Art Institute and the International Center for Photography. She worked at the NBC Press Office for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia and has assisted top celebrity photographers in New York (including David LaChapelle). Scafati has traveled extensively abroad, documenting photographically her explorations through Italy, France, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and New Zealand. Scafati is currently a professional freelance photographer in Manhattan who specializes in portraiture, reportage, travel and fine art. Previous clients include Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, JP Morgan; associations include Women In Photography International, ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers), and The International Center for Photography.

Please contact Scafati with Women In Photography International-related news and opportunities -- including exhibitions, educational programs, juried competitions, lecture programs, workshops, conferences, awards, and grants at Info@womeninphotography.org

SUSAN SCAFATI, WIPI PR/NY



Kitsch & Klick (the art of the toy camera)

March, 2002

Los Angeles: Women In Photography International (WIPI) and Pierce College Art Gallery present the juried kitsch & klick (the art of the toy camera), at the Pierce College Art Gallery in Woodland Hills, March 23 - April 25, 2002.

The exhibition includes 17 photographers based in the Los Angeles area, including Lauren Gabriele, Elizabeth Kenneday, Juanita Richeson, Jill Specht and Cassie Tondro to name a few. Guest lecturer, Patrick Miller will present a gallery tour explaining the toy cameras used and insights of how the results were produced.

Jurors, Scott Canty, Curator at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Jean Ferro, President of Women In Photography International and Mary E. Oliver, Director of the Pierce College Art Gallery, selected 51 unique images produced with toy cameras such as the LOMO and the Holga cameras. According to Jean Ferro, the images are fun, spontaneous and often a delightful surprise to the photographer along with providing entertaining results for the viewer.

Sponsored in part by generous support of the Friends of the Art Gallery/Pierce College Foundation, many of the photographs will be available for purchase, with a percentage of the proceeds going to both Friends of the Art Gallery and WIPI. Additional sponsorship is provided by the Lomographic Society / USA (www.lomography.com) and Freestyle Photographic Supplies / Los Angeles (www.Freestylephoto.biz).

Founded in 1981, Women In Photography International is a non-profit, outreach organization, which promotes the visibility of women photographers and their work. The web site provides member galleries, reference library, and the F2-eZine, which contains articles from around the globe, marketing news, photography links, book reviews, and listings for competitions. For more information please visit http://www.womeninphotography.org or contact: info@womeninphotography.org

The Pierce College Art Gallery, established in 1968, is located on the beautiful hillside campus of Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California. The gallery holds at least four exhibitions during the fall and spring semesters. For more information please visit the school's website at www.piercecollege.com. After the Pierce College Art Gallery sojourn, kitsch & klick (the art of the toy camera) will be moving to the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch Library from May 1 thru July 30, 2002.


Hollywood Bound

Los Angeles: Women In Photography International (womeninphotography.org) presents Hollywood Bound at the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch Library.

Sponsored in part by generous support of The Hollywood Arts Council, the exhibition includes 70 stunning images from 16 professional women photographers based in Los Angeles area.

The images will be on extended display until April 30th at the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch Library located at 1623 North Ivar Avenue, in Hollywood, CA. The opening reception will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday, March 3, 2002. Most of the photographs will be available for purchase, with a percentage of the proceeds going to WIPI, a non-profit organization.

Hollywood Bound Photo Exhibit
Frances Howard Goldwyn
Hollywood Regional Branch Library
1623 North Ivar Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 467-1821

*** Reception: March 3, 2002, 2:30pm - 5:00pm ***
(library hours: Mon-Thurs. 10am - 8pm, Fri. - Sat 10am-6pm Sundays 1pm-5pm - closed Holidays)
Coffee donated by: Gourmet Coffee Warehouse, Venice, CA


Joanne Warfield, Director of Exhibitions
12/ 2001

WIPI Welcomes Joanne Warfield aboard as the first Director of Exhibitions. As her first project, she is organizing and directing WIPI's participation in the prestigious photo l.a. exhibition at the Santa Monica Civic--see show details in the f2 eZine Exhibition Highlights. Joanne brings with her 30 years of experience in the art field as a Fine Art dealer and the owner/director of several galleries showcasing nationally acclaimed artists in monthly exhibitions. She has also served as a museum arts council member, was the principal restoration consultant for several historic landmarks in Los Angeles, and built the corporate art collection for Epson America's Headquarters from 1986-88.

Joanne's photography roots began when she studied under Brett Weston in the late 1960's in Monterey, California. Since 1995, working as a photographic artist has become her passion and new career. In the past two years she has exhibited in many shows, garnering accolades and awards. Her innovative Polaroid processes and technical notes will be featured throughout an advanced Polaroid technique book due out in 2002. She is our magazine's January 2002 featured Professional artist in the Gallery section where you can see 12 of her images, or link to her web site to view the collection.

Jean Ferro, WIPI President, is confident that "opportunities will soar to new heights for Women In Photography International with the addition of Joanne as Director of Exhibitions. We are pleased she is part of our wonderful organization, helping to expand the recognition and importance of women working in the photographic arts."



"20th Anniversary Exhibition: Images of Women - Images of Tea opens at House of Photographic Art (HOPA)"
2001-10-10 until 2001-11-15
Women in photography International, Los Angeles

USA United States of America


To celebrate its 20th Anniversary as the world's leading photo resource organization for women working in the photographic arts, Women In Photography International (WIPI) kicks off the traveling exhibition International Tea Time: Images of Women - Images of Tea at the House of Photographic Art in San Juan Capistrano. The theme for the juried exhibition was inspired by a wonderful image of a teapot by the late photographer Linda McCartney, which will be exhibited along with 75 stunning images from 60 women artists. The images were chosen from over 1000 images submitted by women photographers from around the world, representing countries such as Australia, Canada, England, Greece, Italy, Kuwait, Scotland, and the USA, to name a few. Many of these remarkable photographs will be available for purchase. The exhibition will travel throughout the USA and internationally over the next two years, with invitations from Cuba, Italy, Pakistan and others.

We are thrilled to announce that Linda McCartney's print, T-Pot, will be on exhibit as well as a beautiful serene photograph by her daughter Mary McCartney Donald. Our Anniversary exhibit is a wonderful testament to the success of women photographers in the 21st century, said Jean Ferro, photo artist and president of WIPI.

Winner of the first place award in the Tea category is Afternoons a striking fine-art composition of tea bags taken by Dar Spain. Carol Nye won first place in the Women category with her moment-in-time documentary-style image of two Veiled Women in China. Each first place winner will receive an archival digital printer donated by Epson, USA.

The exhibition was juried by Cornelia H. Butler, Photo Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, and Joyce Wilson, award-winning fine art photographer and a Professor of Photography at Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. Juror Joyce Wilson commented, Throughout history, women have been the storytellers, and it is with dignity and grace that these images tell endless stories.

Women In Photography International was created in 1981 as a 501.c.3 educational outreach organization by a group of women photographers who were keen to communicate ideas, opportunities and their passion for photography. In 1985, the Distinguished Photographers Award was established to honor women who have contributed significantly to the world of photography. Previous winners include: Eve Arnold, Ruth Bernhard, Judy Dater, Marion Post Wolcott, Linda McCartney, Mary Ellen Mark, Ruth Orkin, Joyce Tenneson and Berenice Abbott.

WIPI promotes the visibility of women photographers and their work. The web site provides member galleries, reference library, and the F2-eZine, which contains articles from around the globe, marketing news, photography links, book reviews, and listings for competitions.


"Call for Entries: 20th Year Anniversary Juried Competition - International Tea Time"   ** NOW CLOSED **
2001-03-12 until 2001-05-10
Women in Photography International
Los Angeles, CA, USA United States of America

Organized by Women In Photography International, this worldwide exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, by inviting woman who take pictures to submit their images to be showcased in an exhibition that will be held at the House Of Photographic Art (HOPA) in San Juan Capistrano, located between Los Angeles and San Diego. This juried exhibit will then travel internationally to galleries throughout 2002. The theme for the Anniversary exhibit International Tea Time was inspired by the classic T- Pot image by Linda McCartney.

All entries must contain objects that relate to the production, marketing, distribution, consumption, paraphernalia and enjoyment or ritual of the beverage Tea. The interpretation can range from documentary realism to abstract. All photography media accepted... b/w, color, Polaroid, digital prints and non-silver process prints may be submitted. ALL slide submissions will automatically be accepted into the WIPI Archive which is used for research by collectors and historians worldwide. While the exhibit is traveling, several images will be chosen and displayed on the WIPI web site, which is viewed by thousands of viewers from around the globe.

Entry Fees:
Free for WIPI Members along with a $10 handling fee. Non-members, $10 each slide (max 10 slides) plus a $10 handling fee. Credit cards also accepted. All entries must be postmarked or received by May 10th. The prospectus and call for entries form may be downloaded from the Women In Photography International web site www.womeninphotography.org, or send a stamped, self-addressed business size #10 envelope to: Women In Photography International attn: Tea Time, 569 N. Rossmore Avenue #604, Los Angeles, CA
90004.

Founded in 1981, WIPI , a non-profit organization is the leading resource for women photographers worldwide. The website at www.womeninphotography.org provides member galleries, reference library, the F2-eZine which contains articles from around the world, marketing news, photography links, book reviews, and listings for competitions. For further information please e-mail: Info@WomenInPhotography.org

In-depth Arts News:
"Women In Photography International Creates Millennium Archive"
2000-12-14 until 2000-12-31 (CLOSED)
Women in Photography Intl
Los Angeles, CA, USA United States of America


Women In Photography International (WIPI) is gathering names and histories of 2000 women from around the world for a biographical project that will mark the new millennium as well as the heritage of women of photography.

This project will uncover, honor and celebrate artists and professional women who have worked diligently at their craft, yet may have gone (for the most part) unheralded or undocumented, says Jean Ferro, President of Women In Photography International. Jean goes on to say, The nominations will come form all disciplines and professions that women worked in to contribute to the advancement of the photographic arts and sciences.

WIPI curator, author and photo historian Peter E. Palmquist will select the first 100 women from the Women in Photography International Archive. This will seed the project that will eventually evolve into a book, an exhibition, as well as a lasting record of women in the field of photography. All biographical information submitted will be incorporated in to the nearly 27,000 files that are currently on hand in the Women in Photography International Archive.

Established in 1981, Women In Photography International is not for profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of women in the photographic arts. Their efforts are supported through educational programs, competitions, lectures, awards, exhibits and sponsorships.



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