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For Immediate Release


“Beauty: Camera Eye of the Beholder”
An International Juried Online Photographic Exhibition
Presented by Women In Photography International

Entry deadline May 1, 2005  (midnight PDT- Los Angeles)

(Pacific Daylight Time, WORLD CLOCK

Exhibition runs June 1-September 1, 2005 at

Los Angeles, CA: Women In Photography International (WIPI) announces a call for entries for “Beauty: Camera Eye of the Beholder,” an international juried online photographic exhibition of works by female photographers exploring the concept of beauty. Deadline for entries is May 1, 2005, midnight PDT. Exhibition will run from June 1-September 1, 2005 at

“Beauty” will feature 100 juried images on WIPI’s web site.
The call for entries is open to professional and amateur female photographers using any photographic process. Entries must illustrate or explore beauty in one of eight categories: Architecture, Conceptual, Environmental, Fashion, Lifestyle, Photojournalism, Portrait and Still Life. All entries must be submitted as digital files via the online form at

Merriam-Webster Main Entry: beau·ty
Function: noun
1 : the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit : LOVELINESS

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. Entries can illustrate traditional ideas of beauty or explore more abstract forms of beauty.

Women In Photography International, the #1 resource for female photographers worldwide, was created in 1981 as a 501.c.3 educational outreach organization by women photographers to communicate ideas, opportunities and their passion for photography. In 1985 WIPI established the Distinguished Photographers Award 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, Berenice Abbott, Annie Leibovitz and 2004 Award Winner Sylvia Plachy.

WIPI’s online resource center provides member galleries, reference library, and the F2-eZine, which contains articles from around the globe, marketing news, photography links, book reviews and competition listings.

“‘Beauty’ will be an exciting exhibition showcasing the diversity of cultures and the concept of visual beauty,” said 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 see the world around them.”

Tyra Banks, Supermodel, TV/Film Producer, Bankable Productions. Founder, TZONE Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Abby Bussel, Executive Editor, Architecture magazine, New York
Michael DePirro, Senior Vice President, Group Creative Director, Deutsch Inc, New York
Suzanne Donaldson, Photography Director, Glamour magazine, New York
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, Los Angeles
Valerie May, Senior Editor of New Media, National Geographic magazine, Washington DC
Carol McCusker, PhD, Curator of Photography, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego (MOPA)
Anne Telford, Editor-at-Large, Communication Arts, Menlo Park, CA
See Juror Bios

Prizes include WIPI online exhibition showcase, cash, FRESH LISTS marketing databases, fotoQuote software, iWatermark software, subscriptions to "Studio Photography & Design." Studio Photography & Design will also publish the first place images in each category along with a feature about the "Beauty" exhibition in the magazine's July/August issue.
BONUS PRIZE, two of the TOP 8 will have a chance to win an Epson R200 printer, prints
borderless and CDs. Click here for full description of prizes.

The exhibit is curated by Carrie Villines, photographer and WIPI Professional Member. Carrie has curated WIPI’s previous two online photo exhibits, virtual * visual and Decisive Moments.”

The exhibit will become part of a historical reference in WIPI's extensive online archive at

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Tribute to Beauty - Famous Quotes

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Carrie Villines, Curator
Women In Photography International

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