A Love Story From the Wild

A Love Story From the Wild
Lou Ann Goodrich has a love story to share.  A love story that began at Yellowstone National Park. Lou Ann had been captivated by wildlife going back to her childhood.  At Yellowstone that love collided with a newfound passion, photography. For ten years Lou Ann photographed all types of wildlife.  She would sit for hours patiently waiting for that perfect moment to capture an animal in its natural environment. The effort sometimes would require she work behind a blind to avoid being seen by her unsuspecting subjects. Lou Ann usually reaches for her Canon Dx1 when working in the wild.  She loves this fast and accurate camera for action sequences, allowing her to capture quickly changing interactions.  Working quickly with moving subjects [continue reading...]

Story Behind the Shot

Story Behind the Shot
PWP Member Sharron Crocker shares two photographs and the stories behind them. 1. Cardinal In 2009 I bought my first DSLR – a Canon Rebel – and my first long lens – a Tamron 18-270 – to start photographing birds.  In August of 2009 my husband died suddenly in an accident.  It took me several years to get back into life, and bird photography was a big part of my recovery. It got me out of the house, into the country and into Central Park, where I spent much needed time with nature.  By going into the park regularly I started to make new friends who also shared a passion for birds.  I now have a bird network – we share information and even [continue reading...]

30 For 30: Looking Back With Thanks

30 For 30: Looking Back With Thanks
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re featuring items from the PWP Archives* each day on this blog. In looking back, we see not only where we started, but how far photography, women, and the world have come since 1975. When I first saw the PWP archives in 2009, I almost fainted. The storage unit where they were kept was jammed from top to bottom with lightning fixtures, old exhibition signs, bags of paper plates and party napkins, folders filled with yellowing documents, postcards and publications, some disintegrating into powder. It felt like an episode of Extreme Hoarders, with me in a starring role. I was new to the PWP board and this wasn’t what I expected. Waves of shock, anger, fury [continue reading...]

30 For 30: Chicks Telling It Like It Is

30 For 30: Chicks Telling It Like It Is
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re featuring items from the PWP Archives* each day on this blog. In looking back, we see not only where we started, but how far photography, women, and the world have come since 1975. Since the start of PWP, seeing the work and hearing the stories of other women photographers has been crucial. These talks inform, instruct, and inspire. Through changes in technology, aesthetics, and meeting places, they remain the beating heart of PWP. Here’s a quick look at some of the wonderful speakers we’ve had over the years: Many of the women who spoke in the first years of PWP were either early members or big supporters of the group. This image from the [continue reading...]

30 By 30: Photography and More

30 By 30: Photography and More
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re featuring items from the PWP Archives* each day on this blog. In looking back, we see not only where we started, but how far photography, women, and the world have come since 1975 By the 1990s, women photographers weren’t just in the game, they were knocking it out of the park, with Cindy Sherman, Annie Liebovitz, and Sally Mann among the best known artists in the world. But with successful careers, came crowded, more complicated lives. In 2018, as corporate America struggles to retain women who juggle work, children, and aging parents, often opting out, PWP continues to offer a haven of support and a way to stay in touch with the field on [continue reading...]