Mae Weems, Advisory Board -Nov. 2002
Susan Scafati, NY PR - Sept. 2002
No. 12 - Fall October, 2002
Welcome, It's fall in Los Angeles, WIPI's base
of operation. It's now three years since Nancy Clendaniel, WIPI's
past director, see Shooting Jazz portfolio, Archive
6 April 2001, and
myself came together to shake off the dust of a 10 year sleep and began
our journey to launch WomenInPhotography.org as an online resource center.
We used my self-portrait portfolio to kick off the Premiere
Issue, November 1999
1 and invited the world to
come and celebrate our new beginning. Our love for photography brought
us together that fateful day in 1988 at a photo expo in Long Beach. Nancy
was representing WIPI in the Paris Photo Lab booth and I was there signing
autographs for my layout in Zoom Magazine. Nancy, a wonderful photojournalist,
has incredible portfolios of Jazz musicians, Olympic Figure Skaters, England,
Russia and Max. For myself, numerous portfolios including Rock & Roll,
photojournalism, photoart, Italy, France, and Eric. We made a good pair.
We always had more ideas than the sky could hold, and we took a few nose
dives, eh..but why not. Sometimes the ride is the best part of all. We
are happy to say, that WIPI has had incredible growth over the last three
improvements and updates were handled by Amie
Vanderford-Pfaff, Ludivine Martin and Stuart
Balcomb, who contributed greatly to our online center. We've accomplished
incredible exhibitions with the start of Tea
Time, our 20th Anniversary Exhibition and the wonderful support of
Joanne Warfield for opening the door to photo
l.a. 2002. We want to thank all the women who have contributed articles
for the f2-eZine, such as Helen K. Garber's features on several well known
photographers (see WIPI archives) and
special thanks to Carole Glauber for writing fantastic book reviews since
we started. It is truly a pleasure to see so many talented people coming
together to create a stable base for WIPI. Peter Palmquist, historian
and founder of the Women In Photography International archive, well, I
just couldn't have figured this all out without his guidance. Handing
an organization is very different from doing my creating photo art projects,
it's been a new learning experience. The Women In Photography International
archive is in good hands with Peter. Thank you to the many talented and
professional photographers from around the globe who are now WIPI members...we
just keep getting better all the time! ...As we grow, we sure do glow.!
News ...Carrie Mae Weems (PR release) has
accepted a position on our Advisory Board. We are very happy and we welcome
Carrie "back." Check out the WIP 1981-1991 Historical Profile,
Carrie was part of WIP in the early years. In January we will do a special
story in our WIPI News section on the progress of Carrie's career.
are pleased to bring an international selection of women's work to our
members and viewers, In the Galleries
this fall we present Sharon Seligman as our PRO gallery exhibition,
Sharon has been documenting an indigenous group of people in the Bajio
region of central Mexico. Juanita Richeson, General Gallery is
the daughter of two professional photographers, her award winning photographs
reveal a strong documentary style of work. Rebecca Vex, Student
Gallery, says she is constantly trying to understand herself: her emotions,
her perceptions, her turmoil by doing self-portraits. In our Historical
Profile, a special look back to WIPI's beginning, the founding 1981
board, the women who had the vision to start an organization to support
women working in the photographic arts..and they are all still photographers!
would also like to welcome this fall, Susan Scafati, our new New
York Press and PR liaison. (PR Release )
Susan is energetic and will be a wonderful support team on the east coast,
so look for news from New York in our future F2-eZine.
F2-eZine section WIPI NEWS
focuses on Kathleen T. Carr's Polaroid Transfer work with an in-depth
Q & A interview by Joanne Warfield ¥ Tyra Banks TZONE Foundation
is beautifully captured in photos by Cat Jimenez ¥ Revisiting Black Rock
Desert 2002, Burning Man ART, hotter than ever, story by Laura
Casey with an artistic representation of the event by photographer Susan
Holmstrom.¥ Also see the 2000 Burning Man article that we presented ¥
WIPI News from Abroad, is a handsomely written article about "Romania."
by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee
NEWS: A Getty Presentation, Intellectual Property, is your work copyrighted?
I cannot stress enough the importance of understanding the relationship
of the photographer and their need to copyright their work. Read everything
you can and take the time to make sure your work is handled properly from
the start. ¥ Creating Success by Selina Oppenheim - Defining your Visual
Integrity and Making a Commitment, reminds us of the necessary parts of
elements to a successful career ¥ Stay connected with Fresh Lists, one
of the best photography contact lists available to keep you up to date
with return calls.¥ In the Book Review Section, The Allen Sisters
by Carole Glauber, historian, is a delightful look into the history of
We welcome all our members to submit stories and galleries for consideration.
Please see the guidelines for submission.
hope to see you at Stephen Cohen's photo l.a. starting Jan 15th, stop
by our booth and say Hi.
Special thanks this month to both PRO member, Carrie
Villines and Stuart Balcomb (TheScreamOnline.com)
for their assistance with uploading the Quarterly.
Women In Photography
www.WomenInPhotography.org / Info@womeninphotography.org
Carrie Mae Weems Joins WIPI Advisory Board
November 2002 / 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
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
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 PHOTOGRAPHY
WIP New York Representative / Press
Women In Photography International
Release Susan Scafati
In Photography International
www.WomenInPhotography.org / Info@womeninphotography.org
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 e-zine."
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.
SUSAN SCAFATI PHOTOGRAPHY
WIPI New York Representative / Press