Milestones Binder Content Correspondence
Acknowledgement - Thank You Libraries WIPI History
Charter Member Galleries Site Map Social Media Content
Jurors 1985-2015 WIPI Press WIPI YouTube Channel


Press Releases

YouTube.com - Women In Photography International channel
, previously recorded segments from 1990, WIPI Photography Today, 2004 Sylvia Plachy, Lucie Awards and Lynn Goldsmith, 2015, in conversation about the importance of copyright at the Annenberg Skylight Studios
Editta Sherman
- PR release 101 year-old Celebrity Photographer Editta Sherman - The Duchess of Carnegie Hall - honored by Women In Photography International - WomenInPhotography.org, October 2013

SOCIAL MEDIA - FACEBOOK Photo ALBUMS Screenshot starting 2011
New social media communication to promote press using Facebook, starting in 2009-2011

Distinguished Photographers List 2006-2008 -
Announced "100" women photographers in categories: Distinguished, Established, Emerging and Debutante, along with 502 Honorable Mention nominees, completed August 31, 2008

The Portrait
- International juried call for Portraits 2006
"Turning Silver"
- 25th Anniversary call for b/w Print collection 2006 - Aug, 2006 Exhibition announcement
Carrie Mae Weems
- named Distinguished Photographer 2005
Beauty, Camera Eye of the Beholder -
Juried call for entries 2005
Decisive Moments
- A tribute call for entries to Henry Cartier-Bresson 2005
Sylvia Plachy
- Received Distinguished Photographers Award 2004
virtual * visual
- International call for entries, 2004

Photo LA 2004
- Stephen Cohen Gallery 2004
Lucie Awards Wikipedia - 2003 -2004 WIPI presentations/collaboration Annie Leibovitz - Sylvia Plachy
Lucie Awards
- WIPI Distinguished Photographer Award Annie Leibovitz 2003

Staying Focused
- WIPI presents (thirty) 30 PRO member photographers at photo l.a. 2003
Carrie Mae Weems
- Carrie Mae Weems joins WIPI Advisory Board / Nov. 2002 - January 2003
Susan Scafati
- new Press attache in New York / Oct. 2002
kitsch & klick
- the art of the toy camera, March, 2002
Hollywood Bound -
Feb. 2002
Joanne Warfield -
Director of Exhibitions, Dec. 2001
"20th Anniversary Exhibition"
- Images of Women - Images of Tea opens at House of Photographic Art (HOPA)" October 2001
Absolute Arts
- In depth Arts News 20th Anniversary PR Release - October 10, 2001
Call for Entries
- 20th Year Anniversary Juried Competition - International Tea Time, April 2001
"Women In Photography International Creates Millennium Archive"
- December 2000
"Photography Today" TV series 1989-1990 - Photography Today, Cablevision, segment guests, Jean Ferro, Steven Wilzbach, Maria Piscopo, Michael Jacobs, host, Nancy Clendaniel (each segment 27 min)


Patrizia Pulga - "le donne fotografe dalla nascita della fotagrafe ad oggi"
2017 International Directory of Women Photographers with special tribute to WIPI with selected biographical information on Charter Members and Distinguished Photography Award winners as well as extensive history of the WIPI organization.

Beinecke Library Binder
- 156 page Introduction to the WIPI Collection at the Beinecke binder, sent September 2016 to seven USA Libraries/Museums, history, DVD, each with an original WIPI 1988 Ruth Orkin or 1990 Mary Ellen Mark or Judy Dater 1992 newsletter as well as the 1987 Women Photographers in America exhibition catalog and PDF portfolios of 70 WIPI members. Also included a selection of promotional materials, Members lists, milestones, website home page content, and exhibition listings.

FEATURED: Seventy (70) WIPI CHARTER MEMBER GALLERY/Portfolio & biography
- presentations to the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library / Yale University - Women In Photography International Collection, Peter Palmquist / Western Americana, representing the broad base of women's style, subject matter, career choices and histories of their work as a base to represent women leading into the 21st century POSTED 2014-2016 with 2017 career updates by last name:
Aloma . Alpert . Alt . Asimow . Balcazar . Bartolomeo . Bartone . Bauknight . Berger . Bigbee . Biggerstaff . Blair . Burns . Carr . Clendaniel . Connelly . Corday . Dean . Dooley . Ebert . Ferro . Flamer . Gates . Gerideau-Squires . Goldberg . Gottlieb . Greenblat . Henry . Hofkin . Jacobi . Jacobs . Jentz . L'Heureux . Jimenez . Keller . Kim-Miller . Kitchen . Lee . Madison . Maltese . McLemore . Meiser . Meltzer . Miller . Money . Neroni . Ohman . Olin . Pettit . Pinkerton . Poinski . Press . Pulga . Richards . Rink . Roter . Schneider . Siegfried . Silverman . Simonite . D. Hope Stevens . J.Stevens . Stewart . Taylor . Temmer . Terry . Trenda . Tuggle . Vanderford . Waage

Random Notes by Jean Ferro (West Coast Correspondent) Commentary on Art Fairs, Photo LA, Art Los Angeles, Art Contemporary, Paris Photo Los Angeles, Printed Matter, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 photo la, 2013 Paris Photo Los Angeles, 2014 Photo LA,  2014 Paris Photo Los Angeles, 2015
SilverShotz, April 2014
- feature "Eleven Women in Photography International photographer portfolios"
Editta Sherman
- 2013 Editta Sherman, 101 year-old Duchess of Carnegie Hall/NYC WIPI Distinguished Photographer Award
Clickers & Flickers -
2017 - thank you WIPI gallery notes
SilverShotz, photo la article, 2010 -
photo la art fair by Jean Ferro
100 - Distinguished, Established, Emerging, Debutante, 2006-2008 collection -
recognized by WIPI as well as a list of nominated photographers.
Kodak, Turning Silver Book
- WIPI 25th Anniversary Photographic Exhibition Book Kodak sponsored Turning Silver presentation 150 limited edition books sent to exhibition members, jurors and 42 international Libraries/museums.
Grace Robertson
- WIPI News, j. Madison Rink on assignment "Breaking the FRAME: Pioneering Women in Photojournalism," Sept. 2006 - also WIPI News features 2000 - 2011
- 2006 emerging Women In Photography International photographers, LONDON Yvonne De Rosa, Audrey Tan, Nicola Tree, - NEW YORK Amy Postle and Carrie Villines, SAN FRANCISCO Natascha Unkart, also see: TakeGreatPictures.com
Ruth Bernhard
- Special 100th birthday tribute, Ruth's history and member gallery presentation
Carrie Mae Weems - 2005, WIPI Distinguished Photographer Award
Kodak Santa Fe -
Selected Industry Professional group for week long Santa Fe, New Mexico Workshop, sponsored by Kodak Professional, May 2005
Studio Photography
- The Business Behind the Images, Women In Photography International by Alice B. Miller (Aug, 2005)
Lucie Awards, 2004 - Sylvia Plachy, WIPI at the Lucies.
Also see: GOOGLE PR listings
Maria Piscopo
- Shutterbug BUSINESS TRENDS: Building A Photographic Community (Sept. 2004)
Lucie Awards
 - 2003, Annie Leibovitz, WIPI at the Lucies. Also see GOOGLE PR listings
Coagula Art Journal
- The Lowdown on High Art, JeanFerro, Women in Photography, Coagula Dec.02-Jan 2003)
Picture / New York
- (for the emerging advertising photographer Nov-Dec 2002)
BOOK Reviews
- Carole Glauber - Archive 15, WIPI 1999-2002
ZOOM International Magazine
 - ZOOM 20th Anniversary Issue featuring WIPI Tea Time pages, images (Jan - Feb 2002
 - Photo LA 2002, Jan 2002 http://thescreamonline.com/photo/photo2-1/wipi/index.html
Tea Time - WIPI 20th Anniversary Exhibition, (featuring Linda McCartney T-Pot image), sponsored by MaryAnn Charis, House of Photographic Art, San Juan Capistrano and Epson Professional America
Peter Palmquist - Historical feature galleries and articles, 1999-2002
Absolute Arts - Women in Photography International Creates Millennium Archive, 2000
Photography - WIPI YouTube - WIPI first Cable TV Series, filmed in Los Angeles, 1989-1990
"Photography in Los Angeles", Continental Cablevision, segment guests, Jean Ferro, Steven Wilzbach, Maria Piscopo, Michael Jacobs, host, Nancy Clendaniel (each segment approx 24-27 min)
ZOOM Magazine - 1989 - American Edition #42 Catalog for exhibition, Women in Photography International Exhibition.

President's Letters - 1999-2017, Director's Note 1999 - President Letters 2000-2017

WIPI NEWS - Archives 2000 - 2017
- Feature articles for WIPI - news on people, photography, world cultures by WIPI members

F2-Newsletter - COVERS - selection of printed newsletter/bulletins, 1986 - to final printed copy produced, Winter 1992. Judy Dater cover and Director Nancy Clendaniel final note to start 1992-1999 hiatus.



Articles Referenced to WIPI:

Patrizia Pulga - 2017 new historical directory of women photographers
450 pages and includes more than 2200 women photographers profiles

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library / Yale University

Charter Gallery Presentation and Introduction

The WIPI ARCHIVE YALE / BEINECKE CHARTER GALLERY SUBMISSION 2015/2016 is a spotlight gallery to introduce CHARTER member artists, educators, professionals and masters of photography to the University. WIPI's in-depth searchable online documentation provides a history of the organization and women's work. Transition of Women In Photography International is now complete and included in the Peter Palmquist Western Americana Permanent Collection. Transition and binder sponsored in part by Annenberg Foundation, AG Foundation on behalf of Annie Leibovitz, Santa Barbara Foundation, Lucie Foundation and WIPI Membership.
Library Binders and DVD of CHARTER GALLERIES along with website notation information sent to Beinecke Sept. 14, and additional libraries, Sept. 17, 2016 to complement the reopening of the renovated Beinecke Library September 2016:

* Yale, Beinecke Library
* National Women's History Museum, Washington D.C. / Program Nat'l Women's History Museum
* Smithsonian Museum / American Art & Portrait Gallery Library
* International Center of Photography/NYC (ICP Library)
* University of Arizona, Center of Creative Photography (A research center and museum at the University of Arizona, Tucson)
* GETTY Museum Center / Department of Photograph, Research Library Library
* The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


The Photograph Collector: photo l.a. XXXVI No. 9, September 2015
RANDOM NOTES, by Jean Ferro: photo la, Los Angeles Art Show, Art Contemporary, Printed Matter, Paris Photo LA (3rd and last), Photo Independent

Continue to September 2015
FULL article and TPC PDF publication download

Silvershotz, International Contemporary Photography, Volume 8, Edition 5
Special Women In Photography International Feature, Eleven WIPI member portfolios
Lilyan Aloma . Merrie Asimow . Ivy Bigbee . Jean Ferro . Cathy Greenblat
Kathryn Jacobi . Joyce P. Lopez . Betty Press . Joanne Scherf . Wendi Schneider . Amie Vanderford

Silvershotz April 2014


The Photograph Collector: XXXIV No. 6 June 2014
RANDOM NOTES, by Jean Ferro: Paris Photo LA (Paramount Picture Studios/Hollywood), Photo Independent (Religh Studios/Hollywood)

Continue to June 2014
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The Photograph Collector: photo l.a. XXXV No. 2 February, 2014
RANDOM NOTES, by Jean Ferro: photo la /WIPI notation, Los Angeles Art Show, Classic Photography/Los Angeles Art Contemporary, Printed Matter

Continue to February 2014
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101 year-old Celebrity Photographer Editta Sherman
~ The Duchess of Carnegie Hall ~
honored by Women In Photography International

"Remember it is not the camera,
but the person behind the camera that makes the difference!"

Editta Sherman

"Women In Photography International is honored to present our 2013 Distinguished Photographer’s Award to Editta Sherman, a woman who, at age 101, can be an inspiration to all women pursuing a career in photography" says Jean Ferro, photo artist and president of WIPI. "Editta Sherman is a true artist who remains engaged in life, love of people, career and her family."

Sherman’s dedication to creating classic portraiture is a testament to the way she lives each day, with a double dose of “Joie de vivre” – a cheerful enjoyment of life and an exultation of spirit! Editta's Celebrity portrait portfolio archive includes, Carl Sandburg, Angela Landsbury, Yul Brenner, Bela Lugosi, Tyrone Power, Veruschka, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda and Tilda Swinton as David Bowie to name just a few. Editta was the subject of Legendary New York street fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, his favorite muse, for "FACADES" 1978 book.
News wire PR Release

The Photograph Collector: Volume XXXIV No. 6 June 2013
by Jean Ferro: Paris Photo LA, volume XXXIV, No. 6, June 2013 (electronic PDF)

Continue to June 2013
FULL article and TPC PDF publication download

The Photograph Collector: Volume XXXIV No. 3 March, 2013
by Jean Ferro: photo la, Los Angeles Art Show, Art Contemporary, Printed Matter (1st Annual)

Continue to March 2013
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The Photograph Collector: Volume XXXIIII No. 2 February 2012
RANDOM NOTES 2012 photo la /WIPI notation, Los Angeles Art Show, Art Contemporary, Affordable Art Show

Continue to February 2012
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The Photograph Collector: photo l.a. XXXII No. 2 February, 2011
RANDOM NOTES, by Jean Ferro: photo la, Los Angeles Art Show, Art Contemporary

photo l.a. XX + artLA Projects
January 13–17, 2011
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

From its earliest beginnings at Butterfield & Butterfield in 1991, Stephen Cohen’s photo l.a. has become one of the most successful photographic art fairs in the country. This edition was no exception. According to the Stephen Cohen Gallery, over 8,000 people visited this year’s fair.
The 20th Anniversary Edition opening reception with honored guests William Eggleston and Stephen Shore benefited the Wallis Annenberg Foundation Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). This year, photo l.a. also launched an addition, art-LA projects, a prelude to a much larger artLA 2011 that will align with the start of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative and Art Platform—Los Angeles, a new art fair creation by The Armory Show team in the fall of 2011.

Women In Photography International booth

Continue to February 2011
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The Photograph Collector: photo l.a. XXXI No. 2 February, 2010
RANDOM NOTES, by Jean Ferro: photo la, Los Angeles Art Show, Classic Photography/Los Angeles

Early morning Curatorial lecture with Anthony Bannon, Director George Eastman House,
in Frank Pictures booth (Bob Willoughby left)

Carol McCusker, Curator, Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego
Portfolio reviews
at the Double Tree Hotel/photo la

THE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTOR: photo l.a. 19 - 2010
RANDOM NOTES 2010,volume XXXI, No. 2, Feb. 15, 2010 (paper newsletter)
FULL ARTICLE: http://womeninphotography.org/f2/JeanFerro/photola-ferro-2010.html

The Photograph Collector: photo l.a. XXX No. 2 February, 2009
RANDOM NOTES, by Jean Ferro: photo la, Los Angeles Art Show, Classic Photography/Los Angeles

Karen Sinsheimer, Curator of Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

photographers, Susan Meiselas, Raymond Paul and Bruce Davidson

THE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTOR: photo l.a. 18 - 2009
RANDOM NOTES 2009, volume XXX No. 2, Feb. 15, 2009 (paper newsletter)
FULL ARTICLE: http://www.womeninphotography.org/f2/JeanFerro/ferro.html


Turning Silver: Women in Photography International 25th Anniversary.
Author: Women in Photography International Archive
Publisher:Women in Photography International, 2007
Edition/Format: Print book: English
Database: WorldCat

Anniversary Book & Exhibition
WIPI Distributed to 42 Museums and Libraries worldwide


Random Notes on Photo L.A. 16 - 2007
By Jean Ferro

Volume XXVII, No 2 Feb 10. 2007
(text permission granted by The Photographic Collector)

Famed rock icon Graham Nash hosted the opening reception of this year's Photo LA, the 16th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. (Graham also hosted the first Photo LA show 16 years ago.)

Photo LA brought together a rich palette of galleries from around the globe. Over 6,000 people enjoyed the four photo-packed days of exhibits at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Many notable photographers as well as emerging artists were showcased in this fast-growing photography collecting market.

Exhibitor and artist installations ranged from masters of the 19th & 20th century to the newest in contemporary art, including video, digital, and mixed media work. Well-known curators, gallery owners, and artists presented lectures, collecting seminars and panel discussions.

The Thursday evening opening benefit reception provided scrumptious tasty treats from L.A.’s best restaurants, an open bar and lots of visual eye candy. Two double shots of Absolute Ruby Red Vodka cured my desire to even think about the food!

The Luminous-Lint booth was set up in the lobby with a large "SMART Board Interactive display” that provided viewers with an impressive showcase for the Luminous-Lint.com history of photography website. Alan Griffith's was animated as he led people from one section to another, pulling up info about photographers, collections and prints.

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Kodak, WIPI member / Kodak Photographic Exhibition presentation

ONE GALLERY, ONE NIGHT, ONE CHANCE: emerging Women In Photography International photographers, LONDON Yvonne De Rosa, Audrey Tan, Nicola Tree, - NEW YORK Amy Postle and Carrie Villines, SAN FRANCISCO Natascha Unkart,

photo: Yvonne De Rosa

TakeGreatPictures.com  May 26, 2006
For talented photographers who struggle with a lack of exposure, Kodak’s One Gallery program was a welcome innovation. The program debuted during last year’s Christmas season with high-profile exhibitions in New York’s SoHo and San Francisco’s Union Square. Each exhibit featured four photographers (one established pro and three emerging talents.) Visitors to the galleries could also attend masters classes or get hands-on with Kodak’s EasyShare system for shooting, storing and sharing digital photos.

photo: Carrie Villines

October 14, 2005 RUTH BERNARD at 100! TRIBUTE


50 Black and White Laser Fultone Reproductions
SBN: 0-8118-0801-7 First Edition sold out.
New paperback edition is available
Ruth Bernhard: The Eternal Body was the first collection of Bernhard's forty year study of the nude to be presented in a single, elegantly bound monograph. by Ruth Bernhard (Photographer), Margaretta K. Mitchell

Ruth Bernhard: Between Art and Life.
by Margaretta K. Mitchell
San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2000.

"Light is my inspiration, my paint and brush. It is as vital as the model herself. Profoundly significant, it caresses the essential superlative curves and lines. Light I acknowledge as the energy upon which all life on this planet depends". Ruth Bernhard

RUTH BERNHARD WIPI Distinguished Photographer Award 1984

Distinguished Photographers 2005 Award
Carrie Mae Weems

Women In Photography International is happy to announce Carrie Mae Weems the recipient of our 2005 Distinguished Photographers Award.

Since Weems early involvement in Women In Photography, her photography career has prospered and is world-renowned. Weems uses narrative elements in her photography to examine class and gender issues through the window of personal experience and African-American heritage.

Awards include The Alpert Award for Visual Arts (1996), Visual Arts Fellowship (National Endowment for the Arts / 1994), Photographer of the Year (Friends of Photography / 1994) and selected one person exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art / New York, International Center of Photography, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Modern Art / San Francisco. Since 1980, Carrie Mae Weems photographs and installations have been exhibited widely in the United States and abroad in nearly fifty one-person shows and numerous group exhibitions.
Carrie is an original founding member of WIP 1981/WIPI
and WIPI Advisory Board Member

Kodak Easy Share Gallery
Book, Jean Ferro
Kodak Santa Fe Workshop

We started out as 14 acquaintances from disparate parts of the imaging industry brought together by a unique experience. We ended up as 14 friends whose photos, questions, learning, laughter, idiosyncrasies and hats (!!) will live on for a long, long time to come.
This book was created to ... in some small way - capture the essence of our remarkable time together and the contribution each of you made to the Kodak Digital Workshop at Santa Fe.
Audry Jonckheer, Director of Public Relations Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester, NY See Large image

by Alice .B. Miller

August. 2005 Issue press release: In 1999, WIPI was energized by the advent of the internet. Current president and photo artist, Jean Ferro and past director Nancy Clendaniel launched WIPI online with the support of historian Peter Palmquist, whose original WIPI archive is held at the Beinecke Library, Yale University.

Today, WIPI has members in Russia, India, Australia, France, Italy, England, other areas of the world, and strong U.S. representation in California and New York. Read article about winners of the juried "Beauty, Camera Eye of the Beholder" competition, Lynn Saville, Stephanie Graham Lois Mason, Janet Century, Hannan Saleh, Andrea Thompson, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Wendy Farrow, Annabel Clark, Rania Matar.
See photos / article

The 2nd Annual Lucie Awards
October 18, 2004 New York

New York City welcomed the 2nd Annual Lucie Awards held at the American Airlines Theatre, 42nd Street, NYC. Attended by the world of photography's most celebrated photographers.
Women In Photography International presented the WIPI 2004 Distinguished Photographers Award in Collaboration with the Lucie's to Sylvia Plachy.

Sylvia Plachy / YouTube

Photo: Jean Ferro

Also see: Sylvia Plachy GOOGLE PR listings


BUSINESS TRENDS: Building A Photographic Community An Interview
With Jean Ferro, President of WIPI
by Maria Piscopo, September, 2004

"Networking for your photography business means connecting on three different levels: with your client network, your community network, and your peer network."

.."As photographers and artists go, we have wonderful ideas and great gusto, but in the end, an organization needs a certain structure and dependability for the best networking. With its current base on the internet, a strong archive of online information and visual texture of women's work, WIPI is ready to take the next step up for its members".

Read Shutterbug

ANNIE LEIBOVTIZ The 1st Annual Lucie Awards
Los Angles, December 7, 2003

Annie Leibovitz is renown for her portraits of celebrities, political figures. She has received the Lucie Award 2003 in collaboration with WIPI

Women In Photography International's Distinguished Photographer's Award 2003
See photos of the event - Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Also see Annie Leibovitz - GOOGLE PR listings

WIPI's Distinguished Photographer's Award prior to Annie was in 1992. With the reorganization of the original WIP now Women In Photography International, it was most important with the collaboration of the LUCIE AWARDS to honor Annie Leibovitz for her talent and accomplishments as a stellar Professional photographer who raised the bar for women around the globe to make the commitment to commercial photographyand art.  Annie was our choice to bring light to her already engaging and popular success that has continued to grow and become one of the most well known female photographer's at the beginning of the 21st Century.

BOOK Reviews - Carole Glauber - Archive 15,
WIPI Archived 1999-2002

For three decades, Carole Glauber has combined her interest in history and photography as a photo-historian and photographer.

Carole was introduced to WIPI through Peter Palmquist and was our first formal reviewer which starting with our premiere issue of the F2-eZine, October 1999.

photo:©Carole Glauber

see archive list


- (Ko-WAG-yoo-luh) The Lowdown on High Art Jean Ferro, Women in Photography. article by Eugene Harris - Dec 02 /January 2003

photo credits:
Double Mirror/Broken Mirror, 1975, self-portrait Jean Ferro, pg. 30,
www.WIPI.org 2002 Home page block image, pg 31

Specialization seems to be the key for linking into the world of art using search engines to cruise the electronic highway. Women In Photography International (WIPI) has found it's niche as an online resource reaching photographers worldwide. Women photographers from Kuwait, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Iran, Brazil, Africa, New York, Texas, Los Angeles and the middle American communities have found their way via the internet to the Los Angeles based headquarters of WIPI. Women now have a choice to have their art represented by traditional galleries and/or create their own web gallery and link to an organization like Women In Photography International.

I sat down...online with Jean Ferro, Photo Artist and President of WIPI to discuss some of the ins and outs of how WIPI began and where it is today and what's the focus for the future.
Read MORE:

Picture / New York, Nov/Dec. 2002 (for the emerging advertising photographer)
Photo Organizations page 70 by Mark Rhodes

An organization that promotes the visibility of women photo professionals through a variety of programs, exhibitions, and publications. This organization recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary and has functioned as an "online resource center": for all things concerning female oriented photography. There are a variety of types of membership from Charter Membership (a one-time fee of $1000) to a Professional Membership, which has dues of $150.00 annually to a Student membership, which costs $35.00 annually. The website also has a Reference Library, information on the educational programs sponsored by the organization and member galleries. Needless to say, this handsome and well-organized site functions as a fairly invaluable resource for the women photographer.

Picture / New York, Nov/Dec. 2002 (for the emerging advertising photographer)
Hot News, page 77, by Renay E. Morris

Founded in 1981 and reorganized in 2000 as an online resource center, Women In Photography International serves the needs of photographers, photo educators, photography students, gallery owners and photographic organizations around the world. In keeping with their mission, they promote the visibility of women photographers and their work through a variety of programs, exhibitions, juried competitions and publications. As an educational nonprofit organization, Women In Photography International perpetuates this tradition by providing member benefits that accommodate changing interests and needs. Into their third decade it serves as a resource for the international photographic community.

Published quarterly is f2-eZine, an online news magazine with member profiles and portfolios, interviews, book reviews, product information and gallery listings. Past activities include: The Distinguished Photographer's Award, established to give recognition to an artist who has contributed significantly to the world of photography. Past recipients include: Eve Arnold, Ruth Bernhard, Judy Dater, Marion Post-Wolcott, Linda McCartney, Mary Ellen mark, Ruth Orkin, Joyce Tenneson and Berenice Abbott. New Photographer's Lecture Series established to honor emerging talent in the photographic community. It featured discussions and slide presentations. Past recipients include: Victoria Pearson Cameron, Jean Ferro, Judy Coleman, Claire Garoutte and Kenna Love.

Educational, informational Programs & Workshops are offered for the working photographer, the photography student and the photo enthusiast. Past programs include People Who Hire Photographers featured 6 art directors from major photo agencies, consumer stores and magazines.

Women in Photojournalism program included photojournalist Debra Denker (National Geographic) and Monica Alameda (The New York Times).

Print Retouching presented by the Los Angeles Photography Center Staff. Negotiating and Pricing Strategies presented by Maria Piscopo, marketing consultant and author of the Photographer's Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion, and Foto Fashion noting fashion photographers Victoria Pearson and Susan Nygeres.

For more information, log on to womeninphotography.org

ZOOM International Magazine, 20th Anniversary Issue - pages, images
Jan - Feb 2002, Images of Women
cover of Women With Twins by Joyce Tenneson

see large image

Image credits: Three images from "Images of women"
1) Carol Nye, Veiled Women, Kashgar, Zin Jiang, China, 2) Julia McLemore, A Leisure Suite
3) Mary Dorsey Wanless, At Mona's Tea With the Girls

The Women In Photography International (WIPI) resource organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary by launching the traveling exhibition "International Tea Time: Images of Women, Images of Tea." which began its run at the House of Photographic Art this fall. The theme of the juried exhibition was inspired by an image of a teapot taken by the late photographer Linda McCartney. The 75 works by 60 women were selected from the over 1000 prints submitted by lens ladies around the world. Among the single category winners, Carol Nye took first place in the Women category with her documentary-style images of two veiled women in China. The WIPI organization also launched the Distinguished Photographer's Award fifteen years back, which has since recognized the work of Eve Arnold, Ruth Bernhard, Mary Ellen mark, Ruth Orkin Berenice Abbott and others. Website www.womeninphotography.org/

Three images from "Images of women" Carol Nye, Veiled Women, Kashgar, Zin Jiang, China, 2) Mary Dorsey Wanless, At Mona's Tea With the Girls and 3) Julia McLemore, A Leisure Suite. Cover image, Joyce Tenneson

ZOOM is currently published in Italy in two bilingual editions. The Italian edition varies from the international only in the last section, where products are reviewed for Italy
(due to 911, show was restricted from planned international travel schedule - images were showcased at Photo la 2002

January 2002, Recap of Photo l.a. 2002
TEA TIME: Images of Women, Images of Tea
20th Anniversary Exhibition

Women In Photography International (WIPI) hosted a worldwide competition for their 20th Anniversary Exhibition, titled "Tea Time: Images of Women, Images of Tea," and out of the hundreds of submitted works, 75 images were chosen representing 63 women, with three winners in the two categories:

October 2001/January 2002
TEA TIME: Images of Women, Images of Tea 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Women In Photography International (WIPI) hosted a worldwide competition for their 20th Anniversary Exhibition, titled "Tea Time: Images of Women, Images of Tea" and out of the hundreds of submitted works, 75 images were chosen representing 63 women, with three winners in the two categories: "Images of Women" - Carol Anne Nye (first) Jane Fulton Alt (second) Shahla Bebe (third). "Images of Tea": Dar Spain (first) Julia K. McLemore (second) Adrien Meredith Hefta (third).

The Exhibition was held at the House of Photographic Art in San Juan Capistrano, California, October 10-November 15, 2001. The entire collection will then tour the world, and slides of each work will be permanently archived at Yale University.

A beautiful multimedia CD of the exhibit contains: images, biographical information and resumes on each artist, a wonderful soundtrack. The introduction includes Linda McCartney's classic "Tea-Pot" photograph with text by WIPI President Jean Ferro: "Is Anatomy Destiny? "Notes from the Historical Record" by Peter Palmquist, Historian and Founder/Curator of the Women In Photography Archive, statements by Jurors, Joyce Wilson (Professor at Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara) and Cornelia Butler (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA] Los Angeles), listing of Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Charter and PRO members, and Credits. The CD is available through WIPI.

"Tea Pot" by Linda McCartney
Donated by the McCartney Foundation, image held in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library / Yale University, Women In Photography International collection http://womeninphotography.org/teatime/teatime-imagesL.html

WIPI NEWS - Archives 2000 - 2011, WIPI news articles
on people, photography and world cultures by WIPI members

See list of WIPI News Features 2000-2011

1999 - Director Nancy Clendaniel

Revitalized its mission to promote the visibility of women working in the photographic arts as an online resource center with the effort to continue to support the growth of women photographers in the 21st Century through the collaboration of Nancy Clendaniel's history as director (1987-2000) and Jean Ferro's vision for the future.

President's Letters - Jean Ferro, 2000-2017

Documentation of WIPI's progress through collaborations, sponsorships, exhibitions associated to the membership and open to the public competitions as well as the continuation of the WIPI Distinguished Photographer's Award.

see archive list and links








Historical feature galleries and articles contributed by Peter Palmquist

F2 eZine:  Premiere Issue, www.wipi.org November 1999 - March 2000
"Behind the Redwood Curtain: Women Photographers of Humboldt County, California 1850-2000"

Archive 2  April 2000 - June 2000
Historical Profile, California's Earliest Photographer May Have been a 12 Year Old Girl! by Peter Palmquist

Archive 3  July 2000 - August 2000

Historical Portfolio: Gisele Freund by Peter Palmquist

Archive 3   
Women In Photography Millennium Project nominees

Archive 4  September 2000 - December 2000

Historical Portfolio: Mary Eleanor Browning by Peter Palmquist

Archive 5  January 2001 - March 2001

Historical Portfolio: Kodak Girls, by Peter Palmquist

Archive 6  April 2001 - June 2001

Historical Profile, Mary Winslow, by Peter Palmquist

Archive 8  October 2001 - December 2001
Historical Profile: Is Anatomy Destiny? by Peter Palmquist
(WIPI 20th Anniversary multi-media CD Forward by Peter)

Archive 9  January 2002 - March 2002
Historical Profile: Mrs. Tape as Wonder woman

Archive 10  April 2002 - June 2002
Historical Profile: Progress Report: Directory Pioneer Women Photographers of the World by Peter Palmquist

Archive 10   April 2002 - June 2002
Carol Glauber Book Review
Pioneer Photographers of the Far West A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865
by Peter E. Palmquist and Thomas R. Kailbourn, Foreword by Martha A. Sandweiss
Pioneer Photographers of the Far West: A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865
Stanford University Press, 2000
679 pages

Peter Palmquist 2000 Women in Photography - a Millennium Project
Note that these women were selected primarily on the basis that they were already well-represented in the photographic literature.


In depth Arts News:
"Women In Photography International Creates Millennium Archive"
2000-12-14 until 2000-12-31
Women in Photography Los Angeles, CA, USA
Women In Photography International (WIPI) is gathering names and histories of 2000 women from around the world for a biographical project that will mark the new millennium as well as the heritage of women of photography. read more

"Photography" Cable TV series 1989-1990
Host, WIPI Director, Nancy Clendaniel

In the summer of 1989, Women in Photography Director, Nancy Clendaniel, was encouraged by WIP Treasurer & photographer, Sylvia White and her LAPC associate, John Fox III, to host a three-part television program for LA's public access station. With a theme song provided by guitarist Laurence Juber (formerly of Paul McCartney & Wings), "Photography Today" was produced in three separate segments, and aired from December 1989, through February 1990. Meant to showcase photographers and people working in the photo arts in Los Angeles, this program provided an educational forum and open dialogue about the business of photography, including work and individual experiences from three of LA's top photographers. The programs were presented as follows: 

current segments include
1989 Photography Today
2004 Lucie Awards - WIPI Silvia Plachy

Cable Show: Photography
Segment Title: "Photography in Los Angeles"

PROGRAM #1 Date recorded: December 4, 1989 Host: Nancy Clendaniel

Artists: Jean Ferro (PhotoArtist) & Steve Wilzbach -YouTube. com (Fine Art & Documentary Photographer)
Title: "Photography in Los Angeles"   

PROGRAM #2 Date Recorded: January 10, 1990

Artist: Michael Jacobs, Photojournalist Title: "Photojournalism" Program

Michael Jacobs recorded Feb, 14, 1990 Guest ( 2 part series - Jacobs/Piscopo)
Michael Jacobs & Maria Piscopo - YouTube.com - YouTube.com

Piscopo recorded: February 14, 1990 Guest:

Maria Piscopo, Marketing & Promotions Expert Title: "The Business of Photography"
All segments were 30 minutes long, in color, and filmed at Continental Cablevision studio in Hollywood, CA.

June 1989
American Edition No. 42
Catalog for Exhibition: Women in Photography International
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In 1980, as the wave of feminism that had swept the United States seemed to calm itself in a sea of navy blue as greater numbers of women swelled the executive ranks, ten female photographers came together and funded Women in Photography. A modern organization, Women in Photography is neither a sewing circle nor an old boys network, but rather an effort to bring together women who share a unique profession, and thus the problems and joys unique to photography. Photography has long been a male domain and it is with this in mind that WIP sought to make aware an audience and to up a market for female talent. What started as a support group for artists quickly diversified to fill other professional needs. Exhibitions were organized; a professional magazine published, conferences and seminars gin and, finally, the initiation of an international contest. The 65 winning photographs are published in ZOOM in this issue and will be a part of an exposition which will travel the globe. The jury was composed of three female photographers: Bonnie Donohue, Phyllis Peet and British Author Val Williams. One of the most important aspects of this presentation is to bring to the foreground the arbitrary nature of sexual segregation. One look at these photos and it is immediately evident that there is no more “feminine photography” than there is “masculine photography” or “bisexual photography.” What we see is the quality of the perspective, the sensitivity of the author and the presence of her past projected into her work. If photography has previously been misogynist, certainly these exceptional photographs defy casual or sexist categorization. The surprising part is that today on the brink of 1990, we even stop to make such an anti-sexism statement. The statement made by the photographs is far more eloquent.


F2 newsletter Covers 1986 - 1992

Included in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Yale University

See The early years selection of covers including WIPI Award winning Distinguished Photographers:
Ruth Orkin, Joyce Tenneson, Marion Post Wolcott, Mary Ellen Mark, Linda McCartney, Judy Dater

see larger archived newsletters cover pages

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