Jean Ferro, President's Letter:
No. 11 - Summer Issue, July 1, 2002
Summertime...! Weve got a lot of catching
up to do this summer, so please bear with us while we take a moment to
catch our breath, take a dip in the ocean and gather our plans for our
October Quarterly issue.
We had six back-to-back exhibitions since Oct. 2001, Tea Time,
Stephen Cohens photo l.a, Hollywood Bound,
kitsch & klick, the art of the toy camera (two exhibition
venues) and a second presentation of the photo l.a presented
by Photo Impact in Santa Monica, CA, USA.
Our galleries for the June Quarterly are a stunning example of the quality
of our members. Kathleen T. Carr, an accomplished and celebrated photographer
for her Polaroid transfer work, is featured in our PRO gallery. Kathleen
is an author, teacher, and creative-uses consultant for Polaroid. A National
Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship recipient, her photographs
have been published in numerous books and periodicals. (See workshop
In the General Member Gallery, Gloria Golden shares her b/w images and
her interest in traveling to many parts of the world to photograph the
unusual and the exotic.
The Student Gallery presents Lauren Gabriele, who brings a brightness
to the scene. Exaggeration, inquisitiveness, verbosity and laughter emanate
throughout her photographic and video work.
The WIPI staff is working diligently on funding. WIPIs support funds
have come mostly through membership dues to date. We are now making steps
to apply for grants and private funding, so we can expand and hire needed
staff and provide programs about portfolio presentation, exhibition submissions,
and special presentations by invited celebrated photographers.
We also want to provide a job bank for our Professional members which
will include photographers, photo-based web designers, and curators...to
keep our finger on the pulse of the industry so we are the best we can
be. We want your help, so please focus on helping us find both corporate
and private funders.
One of the ways to contribute is to create an In Memory Of
membership for someone special who may not have received the recognition
they deserved during their career. See the Membership
Page for more information.
Special thank you to Carrie Villines for helping with our web site over
the last month and Cat Jimenez for her work on the funding project. Special
thanks to Ludivine Martin for all her wonderful work and support while
she volunteered as Webmaster for WIPI and wish her a ton of success in
her new job.
Hope you are having a lovely summer!