For articles, see F2 eZine Archive 7 - July - Sept 2001

Archive 7 July- September 2001

Jean Ferro, Archive 7 - President's Letter

Summer Issue, July 1, 2001

Congratulations to our 20th Anniversary Exhibition International Tea Time, Images of Women, Images of Tea winners..! First Place in the Women's category went to Carol Nye and First Place in the Tea Category to Dar Spain. Each will receive the fabulous Epson Stylus Photo 2000P printer. 2nd Place winners are Jane Fulton Alt, Women's category and Julia K. McLemore, Tea category, and they will receive the "new" Epson Stylus Photo 1280 printer. Third Place went to Shahla Bebe for Women and Adrien Meredith Hefta for Tea. Honorable Mentions went to Patrizia Riviera and a double win for Julia K. McLemore for Images of Women. Honorable Mentions for Tea went to Kate Macleod, and Miriam Romais. Congratulations to all 60 winners chosen for this special Anniversary exhibit.

Our Jurors, Cornelia (Connie) H. Butler, Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles and Joyce Wilson, Award Winning Photographer and Professor at Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA, USA had their work cut out for them when they sat down to view the numerous slide trays containing an incredible mixture of style and imagery, submitted to us by women photographers from around the world. The juror selection is a fine representation of work by female photographers for WIPI's 20th Anniversary Exhibition which will be hung in galleries, museums and universities through out 2001-2003.

This months Quarterly is a powerhouse of imagery and information. Our Professional Gallery is from Italian photographer, Patrizia Pulga. Patrizia gives us a glimpse of her extensive "studio" work along with documentary images from her ongoing adventurous global travels. Last year, Pulga organized the European 2000 Census which can be found in our Reference Library archive.

General Member Gallery, Jill Specht's experimentation yields surprising marriages of color, form, and gesture along with her interest in the continued exploration of the photo image and camera-less darkroom work.

Student Member Gallery, Justinn Rogers says "It's the not knowing that is mysterious and creative. The unknown motivates me to strive harder to uncover a little more about myself".

Our F2-eZine is full of interesting features. National Geographic photographer, Joanne Pinneo talks to Helen K. Garber about her work and how "The Grrlstories Project" has blossomed into a fully interactive web site. LOMO... what is lomo... a toy camera that is fun and adventurous. Cherri Lakey lets us in on a few of the "LOMO" secrets for taking great pictures. WIPI News from Abroad, features artist/photographer Aliki Sapountzi who talks about 'capturing' beauty. Beauty, in every day life. Beauty, in the moment.

Gallery Highlights, SCENE/SEEN presents, Marta María Pérez Bravo, an exciting woman with an extraordinary career, and the only female photographer in the currently traveling exhibit on Cuban Artists. Find out how to sign up for Getty Museums "The Open Road: Photography In America 1850 - NOW" Symposium coming up in September and how Joyce Tenneson plans to help Atlanta celebrate photography.

Marketing News, pull out those negatives and transparencies and put them to work! Stock Photography in Today's Market by Pat Hunt will give you some great pointers to help get yourself going.

Ah... Lillian Bassman, one of my absolute favorite fashion photographers of all time.When writer and historian, Carole Glauber, said she wanted to do her Book Review on Bassman, I jumped with joy and after reading it, I now know why I was always drawn to Lillians stunning visual impressions.

We hope everyone has a wonderful summer! Stay cool... relax and enjoy a summer breeze... maybe with a glass of refreshing iced mint tea! We look forward to hearing from our winners and those interested with suggestions and contacts for exhibit possibilities in their cities or countries. We will be uploading images from the upcoming exhibit starting in August and September.

Remember to mark your calendar for Saturday, October 20th, the WIPI Tea Party Reception at the House of Photographic Art (HOPA) in San Juan Capistrano, situated between Los Angeles and San Diego. HOPA Gallery owner, Maryann Charis is very pleased and excited to be a part of the WIPI 20th year Exhibition... Keep checking the web site for updates and new additions of sponsors and exhibit bookings. And thank you to all those who are helping to make this organization great!

Jean Ferro


For articles, see F2 eZine Archive 7 - July - Sept 2001