President's Letter

JANUARY 2010 letter ...



Do you have a connection to your community? Local, National, or International?
Please visit our request for Member submissions to the WIPI Archive of Community Outreach

We had two competitions in 2009 Family Gatherings, Landscapes and Self-Portraits. and Summer 2009 Children, Flowers and Trees. All competitions produced incredible images by both Members and non-Members.

In these trying times of the economy worldwide, using the internet to promote your work is one of the best ways to stay visible and current. It's a time to stay positive, see through the maze of confusion and hardship and focus on a brighter future.. see it, believe it.. FEEL IT, know it BELONGS to you!

WIPI has a wonderful history and longevity of promoting women's work. Our Distinguished Photographer Award and photographer list represents the most credentialed women in the photo history.

WIPI's history started in 1981 as a local grass roots Los Angeles non-profit organization. Carrie Mae Weems was one of our founding members. In 1992 WIPI moved to Seattle with past director and WIPI board member Nancy Clendaniel to raise her newborn son Max. In 1999, Nancy, myself and Peter Palmquist rallied round and decided to launch Women In Photography International as an online resource center. We are now over 10 years of providing ONLINE visibility past and present to represent women's work. See our list of exhibitions and visit our Member Roster to review the PhotoProfiles as well as links to members websites. And if you are looking to hire a photographer, check out Hire-A-WIPI-PRO.

Our F2-eZine section has articles by WIPI members as well as great info about marketing your work or mini "Sign of the Times"exhibitions of WIPI member work.

If you are a WIPI PRO member, send along your stories to Members@womeninphotography.org. Keep it no longer than 1000 words and just send the story. Once approved we will send you info about where to upload your photos.

...We sure could use some helpful hands now and then, so if you would like to volunteer, please contact us: members@womeninphotography.org. We would like to update our website pages and make sure all links are working properly!

We are listed on Facebook as a FAN page and TWITTER so join us and let us know who you are. If you want to help by handling TWITTER and FACEBOOK, send us a note.

Have a great 2010 and remember to Focus on Peace,

Jean Ferro
Photo Artist / President



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