Jean Ferro, President's Letter
Fall Issue, October 1, 2001
FOCUS ON PEACE... Before we continue with WIPI business, I would
like to pay tribute to all the people of the world who spend their time
involved in peace giving programs. Thank you for working
at creating a peaceful environment for our global community. Our condolences
to all those who have suffered loss during this very sensitive and difficult
time around the globe. Of note, there were a number of Women Photographers
who had their photographs published during the most recent terrorist attack
on the USA. Time Magazine Special issue only published one
woman photographer, while both Newsweek and People
Magazine special issues published a number of women photographers.
International Tea Time Exhibition is about to open on October
10th with our reception October 20th in beautiful San Juan Capistrano
at the House of Photographic Art. Gallery owner, Maryann Charis
says the exhibition looks fabulous ! WIPI produced a beautiful 20th Anniversary
commemorative multi-media CD and Poster collectible that contains the
shows images with bios and resumes for each artist. Several Images
from the exhibit will be displayed on the website throughout the year.
The Tea Time CD and Poster
are available for sale. There are 63 talented women artists and 75 images..!
The exhibit inspiration for Tea Time came from Linda McCartneys
T-pot image,, which is also included in the exhibit. A wonderful image
Saint by Lindas protege and talented daughter, Mary
McCartney Donald is also on display. So stop by the Tea Time section
and see our winners, Carol Nye, Dar Spain, Julia K. McLemore, Jane
Fulton Alt, Shahla Bebe, Patrizia Riviera, Adrien Meredith Hefta, Kate
McLeod and Miriam Romais along with a sampling of the other
stunning images from the exhibition. Carol Nye is panning a special
lecture about her work just prior to the opening reception. Again, Thank
you Epson America, Inc. and MZ Burger of New York, licensed
distributor of the Timex Collectible Clock and our sponsoring
professional lab Paris Photo Imaging of Los Angeles. Also, special
thank you to graphic artist Sharyn Keller, Keller Designs, who
worked many days and nights on the invitation, CD insert and poster and
to Chuck Behrman, C.H. Berhman Photography for his expertise in
the CD production.
Our Fall quarterly Galleries
show off the wonderful b/w photographs of Christine Burgoyne from
Seattle, the portfolio is a unique pattern of images in the Professional
gallery, Karren Tollivers striking b/w images in the General
Gallery and Japanese student, Kanako Sasaki personal diary of exploration.
The historical gallery contains excerpts from Is Anatomy Destiny?
the forward to our Tea Time Multi-media CD by Peter Palmquist.
Congratulations are in order for Peter, he has received the prestigious
Catherine Bancroft Award from the Denver Library for the Best Book
in Western American History Pioneer Photographers of the Far
West A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865 which is in
our book review section.
In the F2-eZine
WIPI News you will find an issue packed full of interesting
articles such as the piece My Journey to Afghanistan 1977, with
images and text by Joanne Warfield from her pre war 1977
journey to Afghanistan. Helen K. Garber brings us is a success
story about documentary photographer Lara Jo Ragan and her darling
Mr. Winkle, the cutest little doggie in the world. Member Alison
Holland, curator shares her article from the September issue of B/W
Magazine, giving us a a glimpse into the photographic world of Australia.
Judith Halek, takes us on an adventure of a lifetime. water
birthing...no.. not water rafting...water birthing..! Judith shares
her techniques for documenting this most precious and tender moment for
both Mother and child. In WIPI
News From Abroad, we visit with photographer Paolo Poggio,
originally from Italy and now living in Germany describing her favorite
In the Gallery Highlights
area, follow the links to Advisory Board Member Jill Watermans
article on Securing an Exhibition, Q&A (www.photoprojects.org)
with Jill. Marketing
News has a great article by Silina Oppenheim, Port Authority
Inc., along with more information about the Stock Market by
Pat Hunt also of Port Authority Inc. Read the Book
Review by Historian./photographer Carole Glauber of the
book The Woman behind the Lens: The Life and Work of Frances Benjamin
Johnston, 1864-1952, by written by Bettina Berch, Ms. Johnston was
indeed prolific. This is the reason we are a quarterly....so much to read
and see, and you have three months to revisit and tell a friend about
our international online resource center and F2-eZine with a focus on
A special note of Thanks to members Aliki Sapountzi /Scotland for
putting together a list of galleries and museums in Greece and Karren
Tolliver who has put together a list of international exhibition spaces
that concentrate on Womens work. You can find Karrens list
in the Gallery Highlights section, and please send along any contacts
you may have to Karen and Aliki will post the Greek Galleries in the Members
Message Board and we will add Alikis Museum contacts into the
Photography Link list with the next update. In the near future, these
contacts will be available only to members.
And again, a special thank you to our webmaster Amie Vanderford-Pfaff
for her fine work and dedication and to Sylvia White, our Treasurer
/ Membership who gets our bills paid on time and to Helen K.Garber
our Secretary, for her dedication and great articles for the WIPI News.
We look forward to a successful Tea Time Exhibition and we look forward
to meeting you at one of our Tea Party Receptions If you would
like Tea Time to come to your vicinity, please send the contact info for
the gallery, university or museum to TeaTime@WomenInPhotography.org.
Please check the Tea Time page for updates and exhibition images.
Anniversary Exhibition - International Tea Time
House of Photographic Art
27182 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
October 10 - November 15
Reception Saturday, October 20th