Ferro, President's Letter:
Archive 10 Spring Issue, April 1, 2002
Ah, Spring is in the air...flowers blooming and WIPI still growing and
glowing. We’ve had incredible growth since our January Quarterly.
Stephen Cohen’s photo l.a. was a huge success. Our booth was one
of the most popular at the Jan 17 - Jan 20th collectors Expo in Santa
Monica, CA. We were packed every moment with collectors, photographers,
educators and those interested in what Women in Photography International
is doing. Joanne Warfield, our Director of Exhibitions, whose spark of
inspiration ignited the involvement at photo l.a., put together a beautiful
presentation of 43 photographers and their work. We would like to thank
Ruth Bernhard, Joyce Tenneson and Marsha Burns for donating photographs
for the auction with the proceeds donated to WIPI. We are also very grateful
to Stephen Cohen and Epson America for helping us promote WIPI.
The “Hollywood Bound” exhibition at the Frances Howard Goldwyn
Hollywood Regional Library, Director, Dan Strehl with co-sponsorship by
the Hollywood Arts Council, President, Nyla Arslanian, brought together
16 WIPI photographers who presented a fine assemblage of images related
to Hollywood. The exhibit opened Jan 10 - thru April 30th.
“kitsch & klick, the art of the toy camera” opened at the Pierce
College Art Gallery in Woodland Hills and will travel to the Hollywood
Library starting the first week of May and be on exhibit until July
30th. Patrick Miller Lomo camera expert, gave a wonderful
lecture and provided the attendees with a special toy camera booklet of
information on the various cameras and Mary E. Oliver, Director of
the Pierce College Art Gallery and her staff made the whole experience
And in the midst of all this, owner Don Weinstein and lab manager
Jolie Margulies, of Photo Impact Lab, Santa Monica, asked
WIPI to hang images on their walls until May 31st that had been at photo
l.a. So needless to say, we’ve been extremely busy.
In our Spring Quarterly galleries we have the works of noted platinum
photographic printer/photographer, Elizabeth Siegfried. Suzun Lucia Lamania,
who began using her first camera, a Diana, at age twelve. And Ellie Brown,
an award winning student photographer who is intrigued by the gender stereotypes.
And in the Historical Profile, the new book in progress by Peter Palmquist,
Directory Pioneer Women Photographers of the World. Also
see Carol Glauber’s Book Review of Pioneer Photographers
of the Far West A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865 by Peter
E. Palmquist and Thomas R. Kailbourn, Foreword by Martha A. Sandweiss.
The entire F2-eZine is full of wonderful articles, such as WIPI News features:
Women In Film & Photography Harrison's Flowers - Great Women
In Film, Meditative Magic by Judith Diana Winston,
Photographing in Asia, by Beverly Pettit, WIPI Features
From Abroad, Australia by Stephanie Flack.
We are lining up the venues for our 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Tea
Time to start it’s road trip and we are happy to have be part of one
of the most prestigious photographic magazines, International
ZOOM Magazine 30th Anniversary Collectible Edition (Jan. 2002)
with a special highlight about the Exhibit with pictures by Carol
Nye, Julia McLemore and Mary Wanless.
With our growth comes new challenges. WIPI will be expanding over the
next few months, adding new people and more satellite stations to bring
you the best of what is going on around the world. We are also embarking
on a funding campaign so we may spread our wings and provide more opportunities
for our members. If there is anyone whom you would like to honor as a
photographer or someone who has worked in the photographic community,
please see our Membership section to find out how you can provide an “In
memory of” contribution or Charter Membership. We also provide Corporate
Sponsorship’s, Gold, Silver and Bronze opportunities.
In the coming months we will send a couple of surveys to find out what
you are looking for in photography and how we can help you arrive at your
goals. If you can, take the time to read through the archives, there you
will find wonderful articles by Maria Piscopo about marketing and
promotion and Selina Oppenhein’s final part III, Creating
Success series gives us important keys to maintain a high level
One curious note, the 59th Annual Pictures of the Year International Competition
sponsored by the Missouri School of Journalism, www.Nappa.org, had twelve
jurors, five of which were females, view 20,000 images. 250 photographers
where awarded honors and approximately fifty of them were women.
Special thanks to our webmaster Ludivine Martin who took on the
huge task of the F2-eZine along with her responsibilities of updating
the Membership and links area;Stuart Vail, TheScreamOnline.com
for technical and gallery support;Cat Jimenez, President's Assistant
and WIPI Photographer;Carrie Villines, a valued assistant; and
Kay Gallin, financial consultant plus all the members who contributed
hours to photo l.a, Hollywood Bound and kitsch & klick, Thank you.
We are great because of your support.
If you have any questions about membership, please contact Nancy Clendaniel,
Membership Outreach at NancyClendaniel@womeninphotography.org
exhibition ideas, Joanne Warfield, Director of Exhibitions at JoanneWarfield@womeninphotography.org
Spring is a great time to clear the path and start new projects. And remember
if you are buying books, go through our website link affiliate program
in the Book Review section to help support WIPI.
Have fun, enjoy your work,