World Press Photo contest winners -
Slideshow of winning entries featured in the NY Times Lens Blog
Still life projects: Allison Shelley -
At Still Life Projects we love to see people using their skills to create beautiful work with a worthy purpose. Our friend Allison Shelley is a talented photographer who has invested the last two years of her life documenting the complex and pressing issue of maternal health around the world. We caught up with Allison this week to find out more about her work.
Video interview with Kevin Gilbert -
Shared by Dennis Brack: Former WHNPA president Kevin Gilbert moved to Seattle, WA . He loves the relaxed West Coast style and,of course, he is immersed in an exciting new venture . Take a
look at a piece that a Seattle television station just aired on Kevin:
If you spot some media coverage about one of our members that you’d like to share, please let us know.
FotoDC- 2013 Spring Photo Contests -
Early bird registration discount ends tonight!
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Matt Van Dyke FotoDC email@example.com 202.337.3686
SPRING IN FOCUS - CHERRY BLOSSOM & SPIRIT OF DC PHOTO CONTESTS HIGHLIGHTED AT PEPCO EDISON PLACE GALLERY
Gain exposure, premium exhibition opportunity and win prizes this spring
Washington, DC [March 13, 2013]— FotoDC, with support from partners, Destination DC and Pepco Edison Place Gallery, continues to celebrate the brilliance and essence of springtime in Washington with the third annual Cherry Blossom Photo Contest and the introduction of its Spirit of DC Photo Contest. Both contests, underway now, seek exceptional photography during the annual transformation that graces DC year after year, in exchange for cash prizes for winners, online exposure and various mediums of exhibitions for winners and favorites.
The Cherry Blossom Photo Contest seeks imagery directly connected to the cherry blossom celebrations, festivities, landscapes, parades - whether day or night, rain or shine. With a broader reach, the Spirit of DC Photo Contest awards photography, on and off the Mall, that captures the spirit of our city. ”This year we have two exciting contests that challenge photographers to capture Washington with a unique and creative approach” says Theo Adamstein, Executive Director and Founder.
New exposure opportunities are now available for this year’s photo contest entrants! A selection of favorite 2013 entries and 2012 winners and a group cherry blossom exhibition by local photographers Ron Blunt, Randy Santos and Robert Epstein, will be featured at Cherry Blossom Central at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery (702 8th Street, NW) opening on April 4. Cherry Blossom Central will be open Tuesday through Friday, from 12pm - 4pm and Saturdays 11am - 4pm, through April 26.
Both photo contests run through midnight on April 18 with an “early bird” submission deadline of March 17. Current work and images taken in previous years are eligible. Images created via any form of photography will be considered (digital, mobile phone, film and alternative processes), but must be submitted electronically at www.Fotodc.org.
Each category will have first, second, and third place winners, receiving cash prizes of $500, $250, and $150 respectively. Supplementary prizes in the form of flash drives, generously donated by sponsor, USB Memory Direct.com, will be awarded at the judges’ discretion for honorable mentions and “favorites”. A distinguished panel of judges will select the outstanding work. The panel includes: Gina Martin of National Geographic, Carolyn Russo of the Smithsonian, Christopher Addison of Addison Ripley Gallery and photographer/author Frank Van Riper. Details and entry rules for the contest can be found at www.FotoDC.org. Images entered in the Spirit of DC Photo Contest may be used by Destination DC, the official convention and tourism office for Washington, DC to promote visitation.
Founded in 2008, FotoDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has evolved from a city-centric photography festival, FotoWeekDC, to a multi- season tribute to photography in all its forms. FotoDC’s primary focus is to discover and present exciting photography from emerging and established photographers. FotoDC celebrates the transformative power of photography through the exhibition of inspiring and provocative images, diverse programming, and collaboration with the local and international community. FotoWeekDC continues to play a central role in FotoDC programming, with its annual festival, November 1 – 10, 2013. For further information, visit www.FotoDC.org
About Destination DC Destination DC, the lead destination marketing organization for the nation’s capital, is a private, non-profit membership organization of more than 850 businesses committed to marketing the area as a premier global convention, tourism and special events destination with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural and historic communities. For more information, please visit, www.Washington.org.
TICKET and HOTEL information for the May10/11 gala weekend are available
Please note: in addition to the previously announced discounted rooms at the Ritz-Carlton, additional rooms are available at the Washington Marriott Hotel, – a half block North of the Ritz on 22nd street.Visit our events or tickets page and follow the hotel links for full information and reservations.
There’s an ASMP meeting tomorrow evening (TUESDAY, 6:30 pm) that might be of interest to our members as well. Details at:
WHNPA members only pay 10.00 as part of a professional organization.
Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd Glen Echo, MD 20812
A look at how self-initiated projects can change your perspective, enhance your creativity and define your style, while offering new opportunities in the visual marketplace. From blogs to books, and video to gallery shows, providing another avenue to reach a broad range of audiences, these project can become a cornerstone for achieving new levels of success in professional photography.
Please join ASMP-DC on Tuesday, March 12th as we explore ways that Gaston Lacombe, Ian Wagreich and David Evans have found a path to planning, process and funding, leading to a final product that changed the direction of their work and careers. They’ll share recent projects that have garnered them critical success, talk about how these projects came into being, and how they pulled them off. The program will include plenty of time for in-depth Q&A, allowing for lots of great interaction and audience participation.
Don’t miss this really terrific program.
Justice Department Statement Supports Mannie Garcia's Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit | NPPA
WHNPA’s 2012 ‘Eyes of History’ at The Newseum will close by March 22nd. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss it. The highly anticipated Kennedy exhibit will be housed in that space next.
WHNPA Golf tournament - May 10. Visit http://www.whnpa.org/events/golfstore/index.htm for full info and registration. DOWNLOAD PDF http://www.whnpa.org/events/Golf2013Final.pdf
CAPITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CENTER -New classes being offered: Photography Basics - 3 Sessions By Partner Events on March 6, 13 & 20. Have you been bitten by the photography bug? If you are you ready to move beyond the point and shoot aspect of your digital camera, then this class is for you! iPhone Photography - Working with Apps In-Depth By Partner Eventson March 8. Join Karen L. Messick at this in-depth class learning how to use some of the most creative iPhone apps on the market.
GOETHE INSTITUT - Gute Aussichten: New German Photography 2012/2013 Award-winning works from the most recent annual German graduate photography competition. Exhibition Dates: February 27 – April 12, 2013. Gallery hours: M-Th 9-5; F 9-3.
As part of the FotoDC mission to provide exposure for all photographers, we are proud to showcase exhibits, projects, and photography accomplishments from area photographers. Share your projects, exhibits, or accomplishments with FotoDC by sending details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAROL HARRISON - Fine art photographer Harrison has released two new books Rockne Krebs crystal + star Illuminations & Rockne Krebs photographs + interpretations about DC artist Rockne Krebs.
FRED ZAFRAN - Fred’s work was chosen by Portfolio Reviewer and Professional Photographer Frank Van Riper after Van Riper reviewed his work during FotoWeekDC 2012. Portfolio “Bel Giorno Tenebroso” will be part of Mirror to the World Show and Exhibit – Photoworks, Glen Echo, MD: Opening March 22, 2013 and running through April 28, 2013. Zafran is one of 14 photographers being showcased in the 5th anniversary of the “Mirror to the World” documentary photography show.
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