Distinguished Photographer's Award
2006 Program DEED's

WIPI is in the process of putting together a list of 100 women photographers to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. Twenty-five photographers from our good DEED's group, Distinguished, Established, Emerging and Debutante. We are visiting websites and careers of notables including our WIPI members. The goal is to expand upon our Distinguished Photographers award for our Anniversary and celebrate a larger body of women working in the photographic arts. We will make an announcement in early September. We are looking for women who have been "working" making their living from photography through a client base, fine art, teaching. Those who are either self-taught or have completed their education and have a "accomplished work history" during the time periods listed below. Through our professional contacts and relationships we will bring forth an international list of prominent women. read more:

WIPI Past Distinguished Photographers Awardees:

Eve Arnold, 1983
Ruth Bernhard, 1984
Judy Dater, 1985
Marion Post Wolcott, 1986
Linda McCartney, 1987
Mary Ellen Mark, 1988
Ruth Orkin, 1989
Joyce Tenneson, 1990
Berenice Abbott, 1991
Grace Robertson, 1992

Annie Leibovitz, 2003 (presented in collaboration w/Lucie Awards
Sylvia Plachy, 2004 (presented in collaboration w/Lucie Awards
Carrie Mae Weems, 2005, Sept. 15, 2005