ARCHIVE 19 Dec. 2004 - June 2005
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UPDATE Feb. 2005

See WIPI's Decisive Moments Tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson

WIPI current Beauty: Camera Eye of the Beholder "call for entries"

PHOTOImaging & Design EXPO - San Diego
Tuesday, April 19 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday April 19, 2005 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, April 20 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 21 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

WIPI Conference Seminar PANEL April 20, 2-4pm

The Do's and Don'ts of Working in Photography Jean Ferro, Photo Artist/President, Women In Photography International Sponsored by Women In Photography International Business/Marketing Track WIPI (Women In Photography International) presents a roundtable discussion by a group of established professionals working in the fields of photography, from Commercial to Fine-art. Specific suggestions for achieving personal and financial goals while avoiding mistakes will be covered throughout the discussion. Moderated by Jean Ferro, Photo Artist/President, WIPI


Panelists: See BIOS

Jean Ferro, Moderator
Françoise Kirkland, Consultant/Manager,
Scott McKiernan, Founder/Director ZUMA PRESS,
Karen Hansen, Owner, Fresh Lists,

WIPI Conference Seminar PANEL April 20, 2-4pm

January 2005


We wish everyone a peaceful and successful New Year 2005. Please visit our archive and see the incredible accomplishments of Photographers associated to Women In Photography International. We will be posting the Decisive Moments Exhibition, a tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson, starting January 10th, curated by WIPI PRO Member Carrie Villines and juried by Sue Brisk/Magnum Photos, Howard Greenberg Gallery /NY, Lesley Martin /Aperture Foundation,and  Galerie Esther Woerdehoff /Paris, France Visit our Member Link section and WIPI Member PhotoProfiles. Visit our NEW section, Member listing with categories of Charter and PROfessional listings

WIPI will hold a round table discussion at the upcoming Photo Imaging & Deign Expo - 2005 April 19 - 21  San Diego Convention Center. The event will offer imaging professionals from around the world a unique opportunity to learn new creative techniques and business strategies from the masters and network with top industry professionals and imaging innovators. read more

We are actively looking for donors to help WIPI grow and expand, see below. We are also looking to expand our Advisory Board. If you would like to apply, please contact

Thank you,


Jean Ferro

2004 Distinguished Photographer's/Lucie Award Winner, Sylvia Plachy
See 2004 Photos

2003 Distinguished Photographers/Lucie Award Award Annie Leibovitz
nominees included:
Uta Barth, Lillian Bassman, Jodi Cobb, , Helen Levitt, Sally Mann, Annette Messager, Catherine Opie, Cindy Sherman, Carrie Mae Weems, Mariana Yampolsky
International Photo Awards Gala Award Banquet
See photos
by WIPI Pro member Catherine Bauknight

WIPI Is looking for an umbrella for the organization!

Re: Women In Photography International - Changes & Expansion Women In Photography International is currently seeking to expand its professional network by merging with a university or foundation that has an established history of commitment to the photographic arts.

Founded in 1981, WIPI
, a nonprofit, 501.c3 organization, (headquartered in Los Angeles) has successfully fulfilled it's raison d'être: To promote the visibility of women photographers and their work. This has been achieved by providing:

1. worldwide professional networks
2. online educational resources & member galleries
3. historical database of women photographers
4. on-going exhibitions & gallery affiliations
5. workshops & lecture programs
6. competitions, including the WIPI 20th Anniversary Exhibition Tea Time, Images of Women, Images of Tea and renown, collectors exhibition Photo L.A.
7. quarterly publications, which is the foundation of our current website and online gallery:, reaching over 50,000 viewers a month

With Women In Photography Intl's steady growth, we feel it is the ideal time to seek out an "umbrella" organization that will allow us to continue fulfilling the needs of the growing numbers of women entering the field of photography. With such a liaison, WIPI could expand it's administrative staff, physical offices and increase services to it's membership in the international photographic community.

We trust that our recent sponsors - Kodak Foundation, Epson America, The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept., The Stephen Cohen Gallery, Pierce College Foundation, Maryann Charis House of Photographic Art, The Lomographic Society and Allworth Book Publishers - along with the many talented women working in the field of photography - will support this quest.

In addition to serving an international network of photographers, Women in Photography International has been devoted to preserving and perpetuating a west coast presence for women working in the photographic arts with it's extend outreach throughout the USA and Internationally. It's with this in mind that we "fling down the gauntlet" to west coast universities, museums and educational agencies (with accredited histories of commitment to the work of women photographers) ~ challenging them to "pick up" the 20 year legacy of Women in Photography International, the nonprofit organization, and move forward!

There are so many doors to be opened, opportunities to grasp and artists to encourage. WIPI has long met community needs for lecture programs, educational workshops, exhibitions and regional conferences that focus specifically on women working in the photographic arts. Just think how much more can be accomplished once a liaison with a university or museum is firmly in place?

For over ten years, we worked hand-in-hand with our beloved silent partner, historian & curator Peter Palmquist, (1937-2003) who encouraged us to "never give up" the quest to serve and preserve the work of women photographers. Peter contributed historical profiles from his Women in Photography International Archive to our online publication: F2. Together we strove to reach out to women photographers - those established and those yet unknown - to let them know they mattered and that their work would not be lost because WIPI would be their record.

It's with this raision d'être in mind that we are now approaching the most esteemed curators, directors and overseers of women's role in the history of photography on the west coast. Our goal is to link up and soar! Please contact us to discuss the possibilities!

We invite you to learn more about Women in Photography International by taking a tour of our website: or

President's letters, Starting July 2000 WIPI News archive

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