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Stephanie Flack, "Meditation"

Gabrielle Gianella, "Bianca's Lilypad"

Sally Mankus, "Hands 1"

Joan Almond, "Granddaughter"
Stephanie Flack, "Baby Monks,"
Millicent Harvey, "J & J"
Millicent Harvey, "Hair"
Maura Lanahan, "Najja"
Liz Linder, "Moving Still"
Kenna Love, "Underwater"
Jinnine Pak, "Brigid"
Patricia Richards, "Fuck Y'all"
Helen M. Stummer, "Imitating Mommy" 

Karen Bucher, "My Mother at Mt. Zion Cemetery"

Melody La Montia, "Bedroom"
Julia McLemore, "A Leisure Suite #9"
Jaye Phillips, "Home"
Elizabeth Rassiga, "Middle-aged woman, K-2, Tent"
Patricia Sides, "Morning Mist"
Melanie Temmer, "Moose Pass"
Theresa Leona Votolato, "Staircase, Boboli" 

Catana Barnes, "17 of 43 - A Visual Autobiography of Abuse & Neglect"
Eugenia Uhl, ""Balls"

Colette Fu, "High Performance"
Gabrielle Gianella, "Bianca's Lilypad"
Catherine Roberts Leach, "Unemployment"
Meg Madison, "Shoes for Sale"
Beverly Pettit, "Chinese Duck Lunch"
Eugenia Uhl, "Apple"
Shoshannah White, "Circus"

Beverley Abramson, "Sara"
Nicole Rivelli, "The Polar Bear Swim"

Beverley Abramson "Untitled, Tel Aviv, Israel"
Rhiannon Connelly, "Contemplation"
Niki Gorick, "Bookstall Browsers"
Scarlet James, "Anguish"
Elaine Ling, "Nomadic Family, Gobi"
Nicole Rivelli, "Learie Jump"
Elizabeth Siegfried, "Droplet"

Beverley Abramson, "A Room With a View"
Stephanie de Leng, "Hats"

Pam Ainsley, "Eye's View"
Pam Ainsley,  "Lowry in New York"
Niki Gorick, "The gull feeder, River Thames"
Elaine Ling, "Abandoned, Namib Desert"
Elaine Ling, "Ovoo Gobi Desert"
Elaine Ling, "Dance Garden Havana"
Elizabeth Siegfried, "Off Season"

Elaine Ling, "Grandma's Chair Havana"
Elizabeth Siegfried, "Lady at the Door"

Pam Ainsley, "Bridge of Sighs"
Pam Ainsley, "Sky High London"
Laurel Guilfoyle, "Pool"
Laurel Guilfoyle "FiveGreen Stones"
Monica Hatcher, "Hair"
Elaine Ling, "Ger Memorabilia, Gobi Desert, Mongolia"
Elizabeth Siegfried, "Nightingale"

Monica Orozco, "Freedom"

Jennifer Adams, "Moi Aussi"
Elizabeth Delgadillo, "Cross Face"
Joan Dooley, "Nimbus (Santa Monica, California)"
Joan Dooley, "Couple (Los Angeles, California)"
Marie Astrid Gonzalez, "NeoBurlesque"
Siri Kaur, "Simran, Age 11"
Kathleen Lorden, "Mr. and Mrs. Sunday"
Monica Orozco, "Jill"
Helen Robertson, "Another Bloody Nose"
Aline Smithson, "Arrangement in Green and Black #10, Portrait of the Photographer's Mother"

Deborah Nall, "Bryant Park #3"

Karen Corrigan, "Snow Day"
Stacey Garry, "Road to Angola"
Linda Heidel, "Black Cat in Villefranche, France"
Eunjoo  Lim, "Yearning"
Susan Peik, "Grail"
Aline Smithson, "Unguarded Area"
Mara Zaslove, "Sequoias on Fire"

Donna DeLone, "Selfportrait #5"

Linda Heidel, "Impressionist Koi"
Heather Jacks, "The Red Chopsticks"
Abigail Kurtz Migala, "Abi-straction #15"
Teresa Saska, "Albert"
Teresa Saska,  "Blue Bird Flight"
Aline Smithson, "Horse"
Aline Smithson, "The Cement Ball"

Dayle Ann Clavin, "Dance and the Soul"

Dayle Ann Clavin, "Syrinx"
Henriette Dingemans, "Afrique"
Amanda Gril, "Gloria"
Barbara Lyddiatt, "Glastonbury Festival"
Andrea Oliveira, "Angel and I III"
Emma Shipton-Smith "Enceinte"
Natascha Unkart, "PG"

Katherine Childs, "Red Wall"

Katherine Childs, "Slide"
Michelle Dear "Ryoan-ji"
Mia Friedrich, "Chicken & Chips"
Mia Friedrich, "Dreams of the Dead"
Mia Friedrich "Sensual Spring"
Barbara Lyddiatt, "Stonehenge"
Natascha Unkart, "Venezia"

Barbara Lyddiatt, "Rose"

Mia Friedrich, "Smile in Pink"
Rachel Gutek, "Kegs in Dublin"
Rachel Gutek, "At the Baltic Sea"
Barbara Lyddiatt, "Flying Goldfish"
Astrid Sealey, "Exterior Stand Pipe"
Natascha Unkart, "Hairspray"
Natascha Unkart, "Canova Cries"


Carrie Villines, Photographer and WIPI Pro Member
      Carrie Villines has been a Professional member of Women In Photography International since 2001. During this time she assisted in organizing WIPI exhibitions such as “Tea Time,” “kitsch & klick,” “Hollywood Bound,” and WIPI’s booth at “photo l.a.” She most recently served the organization as webmaster in 2003.
    Carrie grew up in Tarzana, California. She received a BA in English from UCLA and a Certificate in Photography from Santa Monica College, and currently works as a freelance photographer in Hollywood, CA shooting portraits, headshots, stock and fine art photography. Her work has been exhibited in Southern California and published nationally. Villines' work was selected by jurors Connie Butler (MOCA) and Joyce Wilson (Brooks) to be included in WIPI's "Tea Time" exhibition and again selected by jurors for "kitsch & klick." Her photos are represented for stock by AGE fotostock and Alamy.


Jigisha Bouverat, Director of Art Buying, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles
      Jigisha Bouverat was raised on the fundamental Chiat\Day philosophy that she was there to challenge everyday conventions and to develop fresh ideas and inspiring visions. Simply, to do great work. Jigisha has been a member of TBWA\Chiat\Day since 1989. In 1998, she became Director of Art Buying, and with this role she incorporated the core Chiat\Day principles into the department by forming a team of Art Producers who are responsible for, and integral to, the creative and business processes at the advertising agency. This philosophy of creating great work while meeting the financial, production and timetable of the Client, has taken the Art Buying department to the next level. Chiat\Day's Art Buying department works with some of the top, most renowned photographers and artists in the world to help produce some of the most memorable prints in advertising.

Jean Ferro, Photo Artist/President, Women In Photography International
     Photo artist Jean Ferro began her career in the visual arts in Hollywood in the 1970s, shooting personalities while building a classic library of self-portraits. Throughout the '80s, Ferro's fine-art self-portraits (1974-present) received international recognition from magazines such as ZOOM magazine (1985 - 8 pgs., 1988 - 6 pgs.) and French Photo, along with US national TV magazine shows for CBS and ABC TV networks. The 1989 Women In Photography New Photographers Lecture Series presented "Jean Ferro's Eye To Eye, the Art of Self-Portraiture."
     In 1990, Ferro's "Statue of Liberty" project marked her transition from fifteen years of traditional photography into "Photo Art," mixing various mediums. A 1992/93 City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs award enabled Ferro to create "Through Our Own Eyes, Self Portraits by People Without Homes," a compelling 30-minute photo/video documentary of Los Angeles' homeless community. In 1996, “Global Liberty,” her photo-based mixed media work using international newspapers from 42 countries, was exhibited at the Henry P. Rio Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles City Hall.
   Ferro has been commissioned by Paramount Studios, Southern California Regional Rail Authority, Capitol Records and DreamWorks, SKG and others. In April of 2000, Jean became President of Women In Photography International.

Jeanine Fijol, Photo Editor, Photo District News
     Jeanine Fijol is the Photo Editor of Photo District News magazine in New York City. Prior to joining the publication, Fijol worked for the Associated Press picture desk editing news photography packages. She then went on to produce photo shoots for the advertising agency The Bravo Group, a Young and Rubicam sister company, where she worked with clients such as Sears, Philip Morris and AT&T. She recently completed the judging for the PDN "30 Emerging Photographers" issue and will be a juror for the upcoming Positive Focus reviews in Brooklyn New York.

Graham Howe, Author/Curator/Founder, Curatorial Assistance Inc.
     Graham Howe founded museum services company, Curatorial Assistance Inc. in 1987 and is president of Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, a non-profit organization for the circulation of art exhibitions. Howe received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts, majoring in photography, at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1979. From 1984 to 1985 he was visiting curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. He was curator to the Graham Nash Collection from 1976 to 1988 and the founding Director for the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, from 1973 to 1975.
     Howe has curated over 100 exhibitions and is the author of several books on photographic art, including, Camera Over Hollywood: Photographs by John Swope 1936-1938 (1999); Nudes: Paul Outerbridge (1996): Eikoh Hosoe: META (1991); Tracings of Light: Sir John Herschel and the Camera Lucida. (with Larry Schaaf) (1990); Paul Outerbridge Jr: Photographs (1980); Paul Outerbridge: A Singular Aesthetic (with Elaine Dines & Bernard Barryte) 1981); Two Views of Manzanar: Ansel Adams & Toyo Miyatake (1978); The Graham Nash Collection (1978); New Photography Australia: A Selective Survey (1974). His critical writing has been published in numerous art journals.

Stephen Perloff, Founder/Editor, The Photo Review
Stephen Perloff is the founder and editor of The Photo Review, a critical journal of international scope publishing since 1976, and editor of The Photograph Collector, the leading source of information on the photography art market. He has taught photography and the history of photography at numerous Philadelphia-area colleges and universities and has been the recipient of two grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for arts criticism. He was the recipient of the Sol Mednick Award for 2000 from the Mid-Atlantic region of the Society for Photographic Education. He has curated more than a score of exhibitions, from the notable exhibition "Philadelphia Past and Present" at the Philadelphia Art Alliance for the city's tricentennial in 1982 to the acclaimed series "Photography: Contemporary Prospect" at Historic Yellow Springs (1994-2001). Recently he curated the exhibition "Camera Work: A Centennial Celebration," which opened at the James A. Michener Art Museum in September 2003 and travels through January 2005.

Maria Piscopo, Creative Services Consultant
     Born in New York, now living in Southern California, Maria started her business as a marketing representative for artists and photographers in 1978. She teaches classes for artists, designers and photographers at the internationally renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, for Dynamic Graphics Training and at five local colleges. Maria has been writing magazine articles since 1989 in industry publications such as HOW Magazine, Digital Output, Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic, Rangefinder, Step inside design, Shutterbug and Communication Arts. Recognition of her achievements includes WOMAN OF THE YEAR by Women In Management and WOMAN OF THE DECADE by Coastline Community College District.
      Her first book, The Photographer's Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion, was published by Writer's Digest Books in 1988. Maria’s second book, Marketing & Promoting Your Work, was published by NorthLight Books in their Graphic Design Basics Series. Her most recent book, 3rd Edition The Photographer's Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion, was published by Allworth Press (New York NY). Turner Communications produced Maria’s series of four videos on her seminars and conference workshop topics. She has been a speaker at industry conferences since 1985. Maria is a member of Society of Photographers and Artist’s Reps and has served on the Advisory Boards for the University of California at Long Beach Arts & Humanities Board, Visual Artists Association, Women In Management, Orange Coast College, Women In Photography, The VICOM Conference and The PHOTO Plus Conference Advisory Board.

Miriam Romais, Managing Director, En Foco/New York
     Miriam Romais is a photographer, independent curator and Managing Director for En Foco, Inc. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., including the traveling Smithsonian Institution/SITES exhibition "Americanos: Latino Life in the United States" (accompanying book available through
      En Foco, located in Bronx, NY, is a non-profit organization whose commitment to photography brings you outstanding work by photographers of African, Asian, Latino and Native American heritage. En Foco's programs include exhibitions, the "New Works Award," a slide registry, and Nueva Luz, a unique tri-annual photographic journal featuring fine art work by photographers of African, Asian, Latino and Native American heritage residing in the U.S.

Niyatee Shinde, Photo Historian/Writer/Curator (India)
     Niyatee Shinde is a photo-historian and curator who lives and works in Mumbai, India. She began her career as a copy-writer with a well known advertising firm but soon began writing reviews on photography exhibitions. She then began the study and documentation of the scientific and historical development of Indian photography with a focus on Deen Dayal the nineteenth century premier photographer. She has a forthcoming volume on the life and works of Raja Deen Dayal. For several years she was the principal photography writer with the Times of India and later wrote several critical features on photography for the Indian Express. She was also one of the founder-editors of the Times Journal of Photography. She continues to contribute photography essays and reviews to several publications in India and also has many art and photography exhibitions (from concept to execution) to her credit, including recently "we are not like that only" and "the legacy of Raja Deen Dayal." Her work in the field of photography has pioneered and founded an interest in the medium in India.
     As Director and Curator at the Birla Academy of Art and Culture in Mumbai, she runs a unique open community center that encourages and showcases art from the traditional to the contemporary. Recently she founded "TURMERIC EARTH - curatorial assistance" an organization that offers assistance in all aspects of exhibition organization.

Stuart Vail, Editor-In-Chief/Publisher, TheScreamOnline
     Stuart Vail is the Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of the popular Internet magazine, TheScreamOnline, which features Art, Photography, and Literature. Started in 2001, it quickly became very popular and is now read by many thousands of people the world over. Past photography features include John Isaac (former chief photographer for the U.N), the pigment process of William Mortensen, Horace Bristol (Grapes of Wrath), Sean Kernan, Rick Sammons, Gary Auerbach, Carol Nye (Caravanserai), Mark Magidson (Baraka), Al Stewart (View from the Bandstand), Shanye Huang (The Miao/Hmong of SW China), Robin Davis' "13 Women," Ronny Leva (Images of Cuba), the alternative Polaroid techniques of Joanne Warfield, 14 photographers from Burning Man, and WIPI's own Tea Time winners. TheScreamOnline also features heavyweight talents in the worlds of Art, Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction, with occasional articles on Music and Film.
     Since 1978, Stuart has also worked in the music/film business in Hollywood. As a music preparation supervisor at Universal Studios, he has worked on over 500 movies, including the "Back to the Future" series, "Field of Dreams," Shawshank Redemption," Good Will Hunting," "American Beauty," "Spiderman," Road to Perdition," and "Angels in America." He has written arrangements for Woody Herman, Cher, Donald O'Connor, Andy Williams, Magician David Avadon, and Gary Burton and the Buffalo Philharmonic. He composed the music for episodes of "Batman: The Animated Series" and also orchestrates for film.

Roger Watson, Photo Historian, Fox Talbot Museum (England)
     Roger Watson is a photo historian who has worked in the field for twenty-five years. Formerly Assistant Director of Museum Studies at the George Eastman House, Watson is now on staff at the Fox Talbot Museum in England where he has created a database of Talbot's images and letters. His most recent studies and writings have focused on the social and cultural
history of the years surrounding the birth of photography.


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press release

For Immediate Release
April 1, 2004

"virtual * visual : people - places - things"
An International Juried Online Photographic Exhibition
Presented by Women In Photography International
Entry deadline July 1, 2004
Exhibition runs August 1 - October 1, 2004 on

Los Angeles, CA: Women In Photography International (WIPI) announces an international call for entries for "virtual * visual : people - places - things," an international juried online photographic exhibition of works by female photographers. Deadline for entries is July 1, 2004, midnight PST. Exhibition will run from August 1 - October 1, 2004 at

"Virtual * visual" will feature seventy-four juried images on WIPI's web site. The call for entries is open to female photographers, professional and amateur, using any photographic process. The exhibit will reflect a variety of work from fine art to photojournalism to commercial photography: "virtually everything" women photograph. Entries must be submitted as digital files at via the online form.

Women In Photography International 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, the Distinguished Photographers Award was established 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 and 2003 Award Winner Annie Leibovitz.

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, and currently receives 40,000+ visitors/month.

"Because WIPI is an international organization and has such a strong online presence, an online exhibit is the perfect venue to showcase and promote the work and vision of female photographers worldwide," said Jean Ferro, photo artist and president of WIPI.

"Virtual * visual" will be curated by Carrie Villines, Photographer and WIPI Professional Member. Carrie views the integration of photography and technology as a powerful tool for redefining creativity, and recognizes the ability of the internet to further WIPI's mission of optimizing exposure to an international audience.

"Virtual * visual" will be juried by Jean Ferro, Photo Artist/WIPI President; Jeanine Fijol, Photo Editor, Photo District News; Graham Howe, Author/Curator/Founder, Curatorial Assistance, Stephen Perloff, Founder/Editor, The Photo Review, Maria Piscopo, Creative Services Consultant; Miriam Romais, Managing Director, En Foco (New York); Niyatee Shinde, Photo Historian/Writer/Curator (India); and Stuart Vail, Editor-In-Chief/Publisher, From the jurors' selection, viewers will be able to vote online for the People's Choice Award.

Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, People’s Choice, and Best Professional (USA and Foreign) and Amateur (USA and Foreign). There will also be honorable mentions in each category. Prizes include WIPI memberships, online photo galleries at, Allworth Press photographic books, Calumet Photographic gift certificates, "Digital Photo Pro" subscriptions, FotoQuote Pro 5.0 software, Fresh Lists marketing databases, Light Impressions gift certificates and more.

"Virtual * Visual" will also be archived in WIPI's extensive online archive on

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Carrie Villines
Women In Photography International


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