Story Behind the Shot

Story Behind the Shot
PWP Member Regina Wypych shares two photographs and the stories behind them. 1. This photograph creatively expresses two events that have taken place in my life. The first is the Empire State Building made from Rockefeller Center on my first visit to New York City. It is also my first view of the city from above. When I took it I was feeling enchanted by this enormous city. The second is shooting a model, Milena Kraińska, also in NYC on the roof of a skyscraper at 63rd street and 2nd avenue.  In the finished work I see a woman who climbs the roofs of New York, alone with confidence, faith and grace. Her face is hidden and mysterious. She can be any [continue reading...]

PWP Member Show to Feature the Botanical World

PWP Member Show to Feature the Botanical World
In May 2018, Professional Women Photographers will create an installation of member images at the Queens Botanical Garden. Called Flora, it invites PWP photographers to explore the botanical world and its impact on human life through all seasons. Imagery will be wide-ranging, embracing fruit, flowers, foliage and trees, as well as the interaction between people and plants, literal or implied. In fact, the relationship between the human sphere and the botanical world is of particular interest to the Garden. The exhibition is open to all PWP members, with each guaranteed acceptance of one image. The show will run from May 4th through August 8th, 2018, with a deadline for entries of Friday, March 9th. It is a wonderful chance for work [continue reading...]

Story Behind the Shot

Story Behind the Shot
Photograph and Story by PWP Member Claudia Schellenberg On the day I made this photo, we visited several workshops in villages outside of Cuenca in Ecuador, where people create and sell their crafts. The young woman pictured forms tiny figures from clay. She paints them when dry and adds props to create miniature scenes from daily life. I was particularly impressed by her intensity and concentration as she worked on a man for one of her street scenes. My favorite scene on her shelf was a woman selling flowers, complete with miniature blossoms from paper.  I couldn’t resist the purchase, and her work, which you see here, now sits on my shelf at home.  [Click on "Story Behind the Shot"title to [continue reading...]

PWP Exhibit: The Power of Tones!

PWP Exhibit: The Power of Tones!
Professional Women Photographers is proud to announce The Power of Tones, an exhibition celebrating monotone photography. Featuring work by PWP members, the show will be on view at: The Jadite Gallery December 5 – 16, 2017 (gallery open Tuesday – Saturday 12:00-6:00 pm) Opening Reception – Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm 413 West 50th Street New York City – Catherine Kirkpatrick    

Sources & Choices: Leslie Tucker

Sources & Choices: Leslie Tucker
Today photography is more than a beautiful single image. In its series Sources & Choices, PWP speaks with artists who are incorporating photographs into their work in unique and personal ways. Leslie Tucker is the daughter of a psychiatrist and was raised in the Boston area. Her early artistic influences include MAD Magazine, TV commercials, and her father’s mysterious profession. What emerged from this was a passion for satire, consumer culture and decoding human nature. She currently lives in Manhattan’s East Village and has a studio in Bushwick, where she recently had an installation in Mapping Bushwick at In-Case Art Projects. PWP: How did photographs make their way into your work? Leslie Tucker: Traditional artistic media was too slow for me, [continue reading...]