Issue - April, 2001
Jean Ferro - President's Letter
As the new life force fills the blossoms of spring to brighten our
days, so to is Women In Photography International too, is growing and
glowing. After just one year on line, the WIPI organization is firmly
rooted and has branched out, reaching women from around the world. Visitors
from over 65 countries such as Pakistan, Rumania, Turkey, Singapore,
South Africa, Finland, Russia, Chile, Japan, Spain, Germany, Canada,
France and Israel, just to name a few, have visited our web site.
Our foreign language translator link enables viewers to read the text
in any one of six different languages and we recently added a foreign
currency exchange rate option. We are also incorporating the original
source language into WIPI articles and gallery highlights in recognition
of our being part of a global community.
In this Quarter,
we welcome two new advisory board members,
Joyce Tenneson, acclaimed fine art photographer who was awarded
the Women In Photography International Distinguished Photographers Award
in 1990 and Dorie Ford, Executive Director of Advertising Photographers
of America/Los Angeles (APA), whose 19 years of experience working within
APA will be a valuable asset to our organization.
WIPI is pleased to announce that the 2001 "Distinguished Photographer
Award" goes to Annie Leibovitz for her fine work and stunning
career achievements. A newly created annual "Spotlight Award" will
be given to avant-garde artist-photographer Florence Henri (1893-1982)
Details and biographies will be posted to the site in the coming month.
In our "Galleries"
this quarter, the featured artist is Helen K. Garber, Helen's
stunning "Noir Series" is a fine art collectible and an excellent example
of her talent as a professional photographer. Joanne Chilton, of
Canada, brings poetry, sensitivity and visual texture to her colorful
abstracts in our General Member gallery. New to our line-up is the Student
Gallery and we are pleased to present Amy Buglass, a creative high
school student, whose desire to pursue photography as a career is already
off to a good start. Amy is also the recipient of our Student Award membership
program. The Historical gallery takes us on an adventure to the year of
1895, "The New Woman's Camera ... Miss Mary Winslow Travels All Over
the Country in a Cart Taking Photographs" article from the San Francisco
WIPI News brings to light Nancy Clendaniel's, "Jazz
series." Nancy, former Director of WIPI has an incredible stock library
of Jazz and Blues images past and present. Nancy continues to work with
musicians, shoot portraits and work on children's projects from Seattle
to Russia. Mary Fehy, guides us on a wonderful "how to" adventure
into the world of Pinhole photography with images that range from artistic
expression to commercial application. From Belgium, artist Lisette
Virelle combines painting and photography to create a new dimension
using PhotoShop, to expand her vision and to capture the movement of her
soul as expressed in the "WIPI articles from Abroad."
What are the collectors looking for?...The SEEN/SCENE section in
Highlights" area gives us a glimpse of what's desirable and
collectible ... survey responses from female owned galleries who participated
in gallery presentation for collectors at Photo LA.
Speaking of collectors, the revolutionary Epson printers and inks are
something to pay attention to. Looks like this could raise the level of
prices for "color" digital print files, because of their archival quality
images can last up to 200 years, three times longer than the classic Cibachrome
or Iris prints. This is truly "Industry
News". Take the time to follow the link at the bottom of the
article to the #1 researcher, Henry Wilheim's site and read the "archival
stats" on inks, papers and printers.
This issue's "Marketing
News" recaps all of the articles by marketing guru
Maria Piscopo. Also, Kathryn Golden writes "How to Love
a Contract", an inspirational approach to finding ways to create a
Our "Book Review"
by Carole Garber is "Seizing the Light" A History
of Photography, authored by Robert Hirschan. Also see the new listing
for Peter Palmquist's long awaited "Pioneer Photographers
of the Far West," A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865 by Peter
E. Palmquist and Thomas R. Kailbourn.
Due to so many requests, we've expanded our Photography
Links, Education section to include links to schools offering
The tea pot whistle is blowing...WIPIÍs 20th Anniversary call for entries
"International Tea Time" THEME has been EXPANDED to include two categories,
"images of women" and "images of tea". The DEADLINE has been EXTENDED
to JUNE 1st USA, (May 25th outside USA). We are receiving responses from
around the world. Anyone in the Los Angeles area who would like to participate
as a volunteer, please contact us.
"thank you" to our volunteers this past quarter, Karen Buglass
for putting together the Scholarship School List; Fay Masterson
who is responding to the Scholarship information requests and Chris
Damron who gathered a list of funding opportunities. And as always,
a very special thank you to Amie Vanderford-Pfaff, our webmaster
who so patiently handles our site updates and edition changes. Her contribution
is valued by all, which is evident from the glowing responses we constantly
receive about the WIPI web site. For example, we were chosen as "Pick
of the Week" by Mac, New Zealand web site reviewer.
to add the www.WomenInPhotography.org
link to your web site or list your affiliation to Women In Photography
International on your resume. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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