photo la 2011
Celebrating 30 years!
CHARTER Member, fine art photographer and gallery owner,
Carol Henry will curate the grid styled digital exhibit of vertical and square
images. The call for members work was a spontaneous request. Thank you for those
who could make the very short deadline! The
WIPI booth will also have a 27” iMac for website viewing.
l.a. XX + artLA projects
the 20th ANNUAL
INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES
PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXPOSITION & ARTLA PROJECTS
Longest Running Art Fair Joins artLA projects
January 13-17, 2011
Reception, Thurs. Jan 13th benefits the
Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography
look forward to meeting you... visit our booth and have a picture taken for our
LA Booth Wall Plaque
But I am certain that
in almost every house there is a camera used by a female to document the lives
and spaces that surround her. A chance to place those personal visions on paper
in the past came with some obstacles but now you can instantly share your vision
around the world within seconds. An instant reality that has changed the opportunities
for female photographers; no need to buy materials, portfolios, hire a babysitter,
have crates built, ship etc. Sharing these visual expressions can inspire or accompany
narratives or simply illustrate thoughts touching countless lives and creating
new bonds of awareness. Those are powerful tools we have now to build and understand
each other. Looking over these photo la images we have collected from the Women
In Photography International members I see quiet moments of introspection as a
uniting visual in many of the prints, not grand landscapes but social windows
and insight! I would like to mention that this is Women in Photography’s
30th anniversary and WIPI president Jean Ferro has shared her uncompromising will
and passion for photography with thousands of women around the world for 10 years.
Thank you Jean!
— Carol Henry
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Asimow, Menlow Park, CA, USA
Merrie Asimow, previously
a computer consultant, has been helping people understand computers, software,
and cameras for over 20 years. Merrie now devotes herself to being a full-time
photographer and artist. In recent years her desire for a unique approach has
led her to use specialized filters to enhance her images.
Asimow and her images
from China and Tibet were featured in Viewfinder magazine and was the winner of
the Worldwide Photowalk at Lake Tahoe in 2008.
Bigbee, Washington, DC, USA|
Chambered Nautilus, 2010
Nautilus, Bigbee's current work examines the architecture and design of shells.
Past work includes the POW/MIA commemorative postage stamp, unveiled in 1995 at
the Vietnam Memorial and reproduced 200 million times. Granted rare access to
chronicle Cirque du Soleil, the photographer-writer also has created images for
HBO; photo-restorations detailing the Federal Writers' Project appear on the Library
of Congress "American Memories" web site. In 2010, five Bigbee SX-70
landscapes were included in Torpedo Factory's "5 x 5 Exposed," Kathleen
Ewing, juror. Her 24" x 36" Ilfochrome, "Black-headed Gull,"
was exhibited in "Beyond Audubon, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago.
Biggerstaff, Newbury Park, CA, USA
passion for photography began at the age of twelve , upon receiving a used Aries
35mm Rangefinder camera as a birthday gift from my father. The pivotal work of
photographers Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, have been a major inspiration
for my work. I am learning to become selective. I can focus on life's obstacles
and challenges or choose to consciously turn them into opportunities. I know that
everything in life seems to appear more hopeful through the lens of a camera.
Biggerstaff, Newbury Park, CA, USA
Biggerstaff is a fourth generation Los Angeles native. She realized her serious
passion for photography in her early twenties, and is following in her mother’s
footsteps by pursuing a career in professional photography, with an emphasis on
fashion, commercial and documentary style imagery.
Corday, Chicago, IL, USA
After a hiatus from exhibiting her work, former staff photographer
for Walt Disney Imagineering, Kathy Corday reemerges with this selection from
her “Gray” series, an exploration of the charisma of humanity as it
exists in shadow. Previously, her work has appeared in exhibitions for Long Beach
Arts, the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, and in 1990 Women In Photography
International. Direct inquiries to: email@example.com.
Dooley, Los Angeles, CA, USA
A fine art documentary photographer & art historian, Joan's
style has been described as “decisive moment meets Jan Vermeer.” After
earning a Master’s degree in Art History, she has worked in various aspects
of the photography field - photojournalism, museum curatorship and now education
– each new venture serving to further invigorate her passion for the medium.
She was Assistant Curator of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum for twelve
years. Since 1999 she has worked as an award-winning photo teacher in LA's inner
city, currently at LAUSD’s new arts high school, aka HS#9, at 450 North
Dougier, Paris, FRANCE
Mystery Woman, 2009
Dougier is a fine-art photographer. Born in 1971 in Paris, she has followed classes
at the Ecole Speos in Paris and at the International Center of Photography in
New York. Her key themes are night life, shows and childhood. She uses an old
film and medium format camera (an Hasselbald 501 CM) and works principally in
color. Estelle has exhibited in France (Paris, Arles, Lille), the UK, the United
States, Portugal, Italy, Bulgaria and Belgium and her images have won several
well-known international photography prizes. www.estelledougier.com
Ferro, Los Angeles, CA, USA
ducks-in-a-row 2009, ongoing
Jean Ferro's fine art self-portrait work
has been published in international publications Zoom, French Photo and Japan's
Shukan Shincho. TV network magazine shows ABC Network Eye On LA and CBS, America
Show. Ferro's film and music personality collection includes such artists as David
Bowie, Reba McEntire, Ringo Starr, and her actor/director son, Eric Etebari. She produced and directed 30 min dcumntary "Through Our Own
Eyes, Self-Portrait by People Without Homes." As a feature photographer for
Los Angeles Magazine, Ferro photographed Arianna Huffington, Larry Gelbart, Fred
Otash and others. Her collections include self-portraits, Global Liberty, Bucks
County, Pa, Film/Music and the ducks-in-a-row series. President of WIPI 2000-2011
Freyer, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Searching for Beauty,
My work as a photographer is informed by my studies in art history,
my background as a painter and my experience as an award winning filmmaker. Using
familiar subjects I try to create a sense of mystery and beauty in pictures that
exist between observation and memory, painting and photography. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gaffin, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gerideau-Squires, Andover, MA
is an award-winning fine art photographer who has garnered national and international
recognition. She uses both film and digital photography to capture a variety of
images during her extensive travels around the world. The included image, “Tendril”,
was recently featured in an exhibition at the Pen and Brush Gallery in New York
City. Gerideau-Squires is a resident artist at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell,
Massachusetts and serves on the Board of Directors of the Brush Art Gallery, also
in Lowell. Her work may be viewed at her studio or www.wgsgallery.org.
Hamilton, Rockport, ME, USA
Lloyd, The Profile, August 2002
exposes the essence of the improvisational aspects of Jazz. The genius captured
in the performances is a portrait of creative people.
Love of nature leads
me to express through investigation, using patterns to lead the eye to a new perspective
of what otherwise might be passed by, and finding
ways of incorporating nature
into architectural details.
Henry, Los Angeles, CA, USA |
For 25 years, Carol
Henry has been creating one-of-a-kind imagery in the darkroom on cibachrome paper.
For over two decades she has exhibited her images through fine galleries: Photography
West, Ansel Adams Gallery, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Jackson Fine Art, also exhibiting
in public spaces such as Mumm Champagne, Maui Ocean Center, Los Angeles County
Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Her work appears in several
permanent corporate collections as well as many health care facilities including
several Kaiser Hospitals, UC Sacramento, Stanford Univ., Northwestern Univ. Hospitals
and Meijer Heart Hospital. Environments and the effect art has on people in them
is an important consideration in Henry’s work. She wants to expose the viewer
to unseen worlds and makes sure that each time they see her work they find something
Jacks, Belpasso, ITALY
I have always been acutely
conscious of light, shadow, and the beauty of my surroundings. Shadows produced
by the late day sun, along with simple objects and textures, inspire me to photograph.
Whether a moody landscape, or a window side still life, I try to impart a sense
of timelessness to my work. The use of selective focus via a
plastic lens, or the addition of textures and tones to my photographs is an integral
part of the creative process for me. These additions allow me to complete
my vision for a particular image.
Kane Stewart, San Diego, CA, USA|
This image is part of a series. Monica Kane Stewart is a commercial
and fine art photographer and mixed media artist based in San Diego, California.
her BA in Visual Arts: Studio in 2010 from the University of
California at San Diego. She was awarded honorable mention for her work accepted
in Women In
Photography International's "A Decade of Images 2000-2010"
and in "Black & White & Color 2011", as well as being accepted
into two other juried exhibits with
Special Recognition since she started
exhibiting in 2010. She operates a natural light portrait business called 15th
Street Photography in Del Mar, CA. www.maksdesign.com
Larinde, Los Angeles, CA, USA
THE KORAN, October, 2010
C. Lopez, Chicago, IL, USA
Little Eve. 2006
2011 "Black and White and Color" Comp., Nature -First Place SOHO Photo
Small Works Itl. Comp. Feb 2011-Honorable Mention, NYCThe Worldwide Photography
Awards-Dominant Color Comp-Gold Honorable Mention
Photocenter NW Member show.
2010, Dec-Jan. 2011, Seattle Finalist-The Clarence John Laughlin Award 2010-New
Orleans Photo Alliance Women In Photography Itl. "Faces" 2010 competition-two
entries. The Julia Margaret Cameron Itl. Comp. 2010, 1st, and 2nd and Honorable
Mention in Nature Category. The Center-Editor's Choice Award 2010 selected by
Kathy Ryan and Scott Thode www.joycelopez.com
Madison, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Tail Light, Union Square, 12.26, series, 2007
Madison is a fine art photographer concerned with investigating image, and memory.
She has been taking photographs for 20 years, exhibiting for 15, and is a graduate
of San Francisco Film School. Her recent work RIGHTSIZING NARRATIVE explores our
cultural visual Language of storytelling and was exhibited at the Kristi Engle
Gallery in Los Angeles. Madison is currently working on a portrait project and
soliciting subjects., in you are interested please contact her at email@example.com
Meiser, Vista, CA, USA|
During the forty plus years that she
has lived throughout the United States and Europe, Scottish-born Winifred Meiser’s
creative endeavors have earned her awards in poetry, art, writing & photography.
Her work has been published in a variety of publications including Shutterbug
Magazine. She wrote the children's Environmental Edu-tainment play “Roxy
the Recycling Robin and the Mystery of the Missing Trees” and is the founder
of a nonprofit children's organization using photography as an educational tool.
View the children’s photography at www.throughchildrenseyes.org
Pickles, Camarillo, CA, USA
Pickles is a fine art and commercial photographer in Southern California. After
studying art at Wellesley College she became a photographer, art director and
commercial producer in Los Angeles. Recently completing her MFA studies in photography
at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, Pickles continues to develop her photographic
career. Her fine art photography explores the challenges today’s women face
in navigating their roles as mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, and professionals.
Roter, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Ruffini, Costa Mesa, CA, USA
it Pretty to Think So, 2010
Barbara Ruffini is a
Southern California-based artist; interested in the vernacular, the everyday,
but also in looking toward something greater. Her work is often personal and sometimes
sentimental, melancholic, somewhat romantic, or purposefully mysterious. She is
interested in what is reflected back to the self or the viewer; the mood created.
She is inspired by the singular beauty of imperfection and what it is to be human.
Our fragility and resilience. In some ways – it is always self-portraiture.
What she sees in the world – always reflected back upon herself. www.barbararuffini.com
Sapountzi, Edinborough, SCOTLAND
Mother Earth Spinning,
Filmmaker and Photographer Aliki Sapountzi is known for her socio-documentary
and travel photography. Exhibited and published internationally, her purpose is
to bring spirit into focus. Alternative ways of living and dying are amongst her
favoured subjects. In 'Mother Earth Spinning' Aliki branches out into a more playful
Schneider, Denver, CO, USA
Reverie, October 2010
Schneider’s graceful compositions are the foundation for her detailed, sensual
photographs. Raised in Memphis, she graduated in fine art from Newcomb in New
Orleans. She began making photos as reference for oil paintings and began painting
them, finding balance between surrealism and realism. She moved to NY in '88 to
pursue her photo career and to Denver in '94. A major contributor to Hearst’s
Victoria Magazine, her color and hand-painted photos have been featured by Bantam,
Berkley, Little Brown, Penguin Putnam, Random House, St. Martin's, Simon &
Schuster, Warner Books, Sony Records, Young & Rubicam and others. Her images
are exhibited and collected internationally.
Siegfried, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Elizabeth Siegfried is known for her work in self portraiture and
photographic narrative. Siegfried has worked with the historical process of platinum
for twenty-five years and has exhibited her images internationally. Her photographs
have been published in SHOTS magazine, Schwarzweiss, La Fotografia Actual, Camera
Arts, Photo Life Magazine and The Women’s Daybook. "LifeLines"
first book, published in 2000 includes a literary introduction
by the National Book Award Winner Andrea Barrett. Her work is represented in private
and public collections, including the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in
Japan; the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa; and the Peter
E. Palmquest Women in Photography International Archive held at the Beinicke Rare
Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. www.elizabethsiegfried.com
Silverman, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Doll Baby #1, 2009
Silverman has been an actively engaged artist in a variety of media for most of
her adult life, with a concentrated focus on photography for the past 20 years.
Professionally she is a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and an art therapist in
private practice. This image is part of a series entitled “A Stilled Life”,
a continuing project based on autobiographical impressions. After many years of
photographing others, she has turned the camera on herself through a series of
actual self-portraits and metaphorical still life images. “I do not want
to photograph only what I see, but what I feel”.
Zaslove, Santa Monica, CA, USA|
Eye of the Beholder,
I have traveled extensively throughout this country and abroad. The
bulk of my portfolio revolves around my exploration of people, cultures and environments
and mirrors my love of form and design. Traveling affords me the opportunity to
record the primal beauty of the human spirit within its established settings.
I am drawn towards a composition that tells a story. The outcome results in an
unfolding documentation of the world in which we live. At times, I engage my subjects
but also utilize my telephoto to capture candid shots that exude a sense of humor
and humanity.When shooting, my innate reaction to what I experience consistently
delights my senses and translates seamlessly to print. www.photosbymara.com
in part by: The Stephen Cohen Gallery, Samy's Camera, Santa Barbara and
Chuck Behrman, CHBPhoto. Special thank you, Carol Henry, Candace Biggerstaff,
Sharyn Keller, Gabriela Moya, photo la, Grace Nomasa and Fair Manager, Simmy Swinder.
WIPI volunteer support staff, Ellen Freyer and Barbara Pickles
Photograph Collector: photo l.a. XX 2011
RANDOM NOTES 2011, by Jean
Ferro, volume XXXII, No. 2, Feb. 16, 2011
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