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Archive 3 - WIPI News #1- July - August 2000

2000 Women Photographers - a Millennium Project - PROJECT CLOSED - Reference ONLY

Marking the moment of the new millennium AND the heritage of women photographers, WIPI would like to begin gathering information for a biographical project that would entail a collection of the names and histories of 2000 Women Photographers from around the world. Anyone reading this call for nominations can submit names and biographical information for possible inclusion in the final 2000. 

Our goal is to represent ALL aspects of photography, including commercial, fine art, fashion, architectural, portraiture, documentary, medical and even aerial! This effort is an attempt to uncover and honor artists who have worked diligently at their craft, yet have gone (for the most part) unheralded or undocumented. 

With the help of the Women in Photography International Archive which houses the work of over 24,000 women photographers, WIPI curator, author and photo historian Peter E. Palmquist will select an initial 100 women photographers, thereby "seeding" the project that we hope will evolve into a book, an exhibition, and most of all a lasting record of women photographers worldwide.

All biographical information submitted will be incorporated in to the nearly 25,000 files that are now on hand in the Women in Photography International Archive.

Expecting far more than 2000 names to be submitted, the final selection will be determined by a select committee to be formed only after 2000 names have been nominated. (Do not send any material, thank you)

Nominations by Peter Palmquist (1937-2003) See WIPI History See Reference Library - NOMINATION list

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2000 Women Photographers - a Millennium Project -
Project closed and archived

Women Photographers-Archive 3-July 2000

Note that these women were selected primarily on the basis that they were already well-represented in the photographic literature. Life dates, country of affiliation and type of photography, have not been double-checked. Finally, it should be noted that this list is merely a starting point along the way to identifying the 2000 women photographers who best deserve recognition as the best of the best. (Do not send any material, thank you)

Nominations by Peter Palmquist (1937-2003) See WIPI History See Reference Library - NOMINATION list

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(This project is ongoing and current, noted 2003)

Photographers (amateur or professional) We Want You!

Since 1985, Women in Photography members have volunteered as photography instructors with Through Children's Eyes, Inc. The small, nonprofit (501(c) (3) corporation uses basic 35 mm photography, writing, and performance arts as educational tools with elementary school children. The program is designed to develop visual awareness, communication skills, and pride in workmanship.

Recent projects include an Earth Day Internet Photo Gallery by children in YMCA programs in Atlanta, Boston, and Minneapolis, sponsored by, and a series of programs in King County, Washington taught by Past Director Nancy Clendaniel.

Through Children's Eyes, Inc. programs are made possible through volunteers, sponsors from the photographic industry, as well as community and business supporters.

Over the last 15 years, children from the US and several countries have participated in programs. Exhibit sites range from local schools and libraries to the United Nations and Washington, DC. We are developing a web site to include a retrospective and current projects PhotoGallery, and to provide information on our program.

For more information, or to volunteer for their current program "Seeing America - Through Children's Eyes" e-mail Program Director Winifred Meiser.

Check the Shutterbug Magazine website for the Sept. 99 Business Trends column "Shooting From the Heart," an in-depth article by Maria Piscopo on the Through Children's Eyes, Inc. program.

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