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DAWN HOPE STEVENS
Dawn & Mom waiting for a bigger wave
Paul Martineau & Robert Mapplethorpe's photo of Patti Smith
William Eggleston, David Lynch & Julien Frydman, Paris Photo L.A.
Malibu Mom & Billy Bob Thornton at "Under The Influence"
Henry Diltz with his photograph of Linda & Paul McCartney at Morrison
Lucie Boswell, Malibu Mom & Lydia Velarde's journal page (not meeting
BONO) at Astro Burger on my birthday.
Nick Ut on the cover of the LA Weekly & "The Shot of a Lifetime"
Steven Poster - President of International Cinematographers Guild Local
Freelance Director of Photography; asks
to keep my business cards.
Lucy & Ethel - Founders of "Comet's Flight School" - XMAS
Mom, Dawn & Dad on Memorial Day, 2015
DAWN HOPE STEVENS
Dawn Hope Stevens is a freelance
photographer, creative entrepreneur, television producer/host, magazine publisher,
and president/founder of an innovative photography network organization ~ Clickers
& Flickers Photography Network www.ClickersAndFlickers.com (1985-present).
Clickers & Flickers is a dynamic group of talented and spirited individuals,
who run the gamut from students with their first 35mm or digital camera to commercial
photographers and cinematographers, museum curators, gallery owners, camera store
owners, along with Pulitzer Prize winners ~ all with a passion for photography.
Stevens was a producer and host of (18) local cable access television
shows. She provided the general public an opportunity to see local photographers
and learn about their work through her informative interviews.
has exhibited her photographs of blues musicians in solo shows : "Thoroughly
Blues" at The Coffee Gallery Backstage, Pasadena; “Following the Chitlin
Circuit” at the Great Western Bank, Westwood; Cobalt Cantina, Silver Lake;
and at Toi Art, Hollywood. Her work has been included in group exhibitions: City
of Los Angeles show at Barnsdall; LA Photoworks Gallery; The Canon Gallery, Beverly
Hills; and included in a portfolio presented to the late Linda McCartney by WIPI.
Stevens’ photo credits include: album cover of Harmonica Fats & Bernie
cover with Blind Joe Hill, work in Living Blues magazine, Long Beach Blues Festival
Programs, and in private collections.
For the past 29 years, Stevens
has organized and hosted C&F’s monthly photo-networking dinners with
honored guest speakers, including Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Ut (whose horrific
photograph June 8, 1972 "Napalm Girl" of a naked little girl running
down the street toward his camera covered with napalm in Vietnam helped end the
war); fashion photographer Melvin Sokolsky; actor
photographer Leonard Nimoy; photojournalist Steve Schapiro; architectural photographer
Julius Shulman; the “Blue-Eyed Indian” from Laguna Pueblo photographer,
Lee Marmon; Sports & Senior Official NBA photographer Andrew Bernstein; current
President of Local 600 (Cinematographers Guild) Steven Poster; Jazz Photographer
Herman Leonard; Rock ‘n Roll photographer Henry Diltz; National Geographic
photographer, Gerd Ludwig; Producer & Screenwriter of many James Bond films
and Photography Collector, Michael G. Wilson; Former Director of Warner Bros.
Photo Lab, Greg Dyro; Curator of Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Karen
Sinsheimer; women photographers: Jean Ferro (November 1989 &
September 1994); Elizabeth Carmel (October 2006);
Julia Dean (March 1998); Amy Kawadler (November
1997); Bobbi Lane (October 1998); Elizabeth Shatner
(February 2007); E.F. Kitchen (August 2002
& October 2010); Carol Henry (March 2012); Kim
Gottlieb-Walker (July 2011 & October 2014); J.J. L'Heureux
(August 2014); Beverly Houwing (November
2014); Amelia Davis (January 2015);and many others. Never to be forgotten...
Eugene F. Lally, the inventor of digital photography who worked with NASA on the
Apollo mission in 1961. He invented the "mosaic element" which is now
called the "pixel".
I am so humbled and thankful to the late Eugene Lally (1934-2014)
a Science Rock Star for his kind words of encouragement and for
calling me the "Connector of the DOTS":
“Thank you again for inviting me to speak at your recent
meeting. The audience was as good as it gets. They were so excited
about the material I stayed with them till well after midnight.
Their enthusiasm was contagious. They also appreciated my latest
spacecraft design where I use a digital focal plane on the Exoplanet
Explorer Spacecraft’s telescope to investigate exoplanet
atmospheres. Radio astronomy and SETI have been looking for life
for 50 years with no result. The new spacecraft would receive
useful data immediately when in orbit to determine if any life-forms
may be present on exoplanets. We will be using digital photography
soon to explore our galaxy in the optical domain for life from
orbit. This shows how far digital photography has gone in 50 years.
Thank you again and keep up your wonderful work for us photographers.
You are the gal who connects the dots for us that most don’t
even see. We appreciate your hard work to help our cause. Let’s
hear it for Clickers and Flickers”. ~ Eugene F. Lally (American
Scientist-Photographer, Inventor of Digital Photography, 1961)
I also thank my parents for being supportive of Clickers &
Flickers from day one and it is now coming up on 30 years. My
late father taught biology, zoology, anatomy & art. Photography
was one of his many passions and he always had a darkroom to process
and print his own work.
My mother Hope Stevens is 92 years young and for the last 8 years
I have been her "caretaker" and she has been my "personal
assistant" with Clickers & Flickers. Everyone loves Malibu
Mom. For the past four Clickers & Flickers' Halloween photo-networking
dinners, I have dressed up as the "Connector of the DOTS"
- looking like Lucy in a dotted dress and being a good sport Mom
is dressed as Ethel.
My love of People, Photographers, and Malibu Mom are the subject
of recent iPhone photography.
Women In Photography International Charter Member
Dawn Hope Stevens
Malibu & Pasadena, California
for all images remains the property of exhibited photographer,
and promotional use for Women In Photography International. All
inquiries regarding use of and purchasing image use rights must
be directed to the photographer.
File update December 26, 2014
File updated: 6/3/2015 Bio & portfolio photos
File Updated: 6/10/2015, Bio
File Updated: 6/15/2015, added magazine
Hope Stevens founder / Editor Clickers & Flickers -
Selection of C&F Magazines by Photographer/Guest Speaker:
Toot Your Own Horn, by Dawn Hope Stevens (C&F's 25th
Anniversary issue, summer 2010)
Jay P. Morgan, The Slanted Lens: Photocomics & Video
a collision of two worlds"
Elvira, by J. P. Morgan
Eugene F. Lally's illustration
"American Scientist / Photographer inventor of Digital
photography 1961 -NASA Celebrates 50th Anniversary"
Seeff "The Power and the Passion to Create"
Robert Mapplethorpe & Patti Smith, by Norman Seeff
Van Hamersfeld's, "Visual Artist - 50 years of Graphic
logo "Crazy World Ain't It" on Mick Jagger
J.J. L'Heureux, Painter, Naturalist & Photographer,
"Faces from the Southern Ocean"
Penquins by J.J. L'Heureux
Herman Leonard, "Jazz Giants" Billy Holiday
Amelia Davis - "It's Never Just Been a Job, It'a Been
My Life" (sole owner & manager of Jim Marshall
Photography), Janis Joplin, by Jim Marshall (1936-2010).