Audrey Jonckheer
Worldwide Pro Photographer Relations
Rochester, NY, USA
Bio will be updated shortly
Previous Kodak program w/WIPI

Sarah Leen
Senior Photo Editor
National Geographic Society

In January 2005 Sarah Leen made the leap from being a freelance photographer for the National Geographic Society magazine to joining the National Geographic magazine staff as a Senior Photo Editor. Leen is now responsible for story concepts, budgets, photo editing and working with the design staff on layouts for the magazine.

As a photographer for the National Geographic magazine for nearly 20 years her assignments took her to the shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia, the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia’s Far East, the Republic of Macedonia, the Mexican volcano Popocatepetl and the suburbs of America for a series stories on Urban Sprawl, Cheap Oil and Alternative Energy. Prior to her freelance career at National Geographic she was a staff photographer for the Topeka Capital-Journal and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspapers.

Leen has participated as a photographer on many of the Day in the Life series of books, The Power to Heal, A Passage to Vietnam and Women of the Material World. Her work is included in National Geographic: The Photographs, Women Photographers of the National Geographic, 100 Best Pictures by the National Geographic, and Swimsuits: 100 Years of Pictures. The National Geographic Society published a book of her work titled American Back Roads in 2000.

Leen attended the University of Missouri School of Journalism where she was named College Photographer of the Year in 1979. In 1986, she received a Robert F. Kennedy Awards honorable mention for a project on Alzheimer’s disease. In 2003 the lead photo for her fifteenth article for the National Geographic magazine, “Skin: The Body’s Edge”, won second place in the Science and Technology category of the World Press Photos competition. In the 2004 Pictures of the Year International competition she won the 1st Place Feature Picture Story award for her story on the Stikine River in British Columbia. In 2007, in the same contest, she won first place Magazine Picture Editing Portfolio and several other individual picture editing awards.

Jean Ferro
Photo Artist / President
Women In Photography International

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 pg's., 1988 - 6 pgs.) and French Photo, along with US national TV magazine shows for CBS and ABC TV networks.

"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 Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles City Hall.

Fine art photographer Edmund Teske was quoted as saying about Global Liberty"...Your show Jean Ferro!--is the essence of Walt Whitman and Edward Steichen's great show 'Family of Man.'" Her portfolios include: Film, Music, Artist portraits as well as social commentary.

Ferro has also been commissioned by Paramount Studios, Southern California Regional Rail Authority, Capitol Records and DreamWorks, SKG. April of 2000, Jean became President of Women In Photography International. Current exhibition

Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, (LACDA) Feb. 12 thru March 7th

WIPI Archived Online Exhibitions: and Jury panels

2008 Competition Exhibit- 2008

2007 Competition Exhibit- 2007

The Portrait Exhibit - 2006/2007

Turning Silver Juror 100 Exhibition - 2006
Turning Silver Honorable Mentions  

Beauty, Camera Eye of the Beholder Exhibit 
 - 2005 
Decisive Moments Exhibit - 2005  

virtual * visual Exhibit - 2004    


Tea Time Exhibit - 2001 

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