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News From Our President – December 2010

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Volume 5 | Issue 5 | December 2010

Greetings from the Board

Maddi Ring, Photo © Susan Raab

PWP President, Madeline Ring. Photo © Susan Raab

First and foremost – warm wishes for the holiday season to all our members and readers.  We hope this newsletter finds you, and your friends and families, enjoying the season.

We have completed the first half of the 2010 – 2011 PWP fiscal year and those of you that were at the December Show and Tell meeting got a glimpse of the organization’s mid term status.  We are doing exceptionally well.

1. Financials are solid and we are well recovered from the investment made in our website (that is paying off – we have new members who found us online).
2. Activities abound with exhibitions, seminars, travel and local activities on the agenda.
3. Our magazine is a huge success as are our open calls.
4. We have 210 members including several outside the US.
Welcome to our new members.
And more.

The entire Powerpoint presentation has been posted on the PWP Members Only Yahoo eGroups, so if you are interested, and are a member, you can see all the details.

Happy New Year to All.

The Board


Information on  CONTRASTS, our next open call, is on the website and ready for submission. This exciting new call is themed and we look forward to seeing entries from our membership and those that entered the 35th Anniversary Open Call.

Also, look for the on line gallery of Winners, Honorable Mention and Jurors Choices for the “35th Anniversary Open Call” on our website. Congratulations to all.

Both the Open Call instructions and the 35th Anniversary winners gallery are easily accessible by clicking on the banner at the top of the home page when you log on to


New Visions Exhibitions at The Durst/ICP Open Dec. 9, 2010

New Visions Exhibitions at The Durst/ICP Open Dec. 9, 2010. © 2010 Gloria Aks


December 6th, 2010 – January 15th, 2011

Reception: December 9, 2010, 6-8 pm
Durst Organization Show Walls Gallery
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York NY 10036

PWP is thrilled to announce New Visions, the upcoming exhibition at the Durst Organization Show Walls Gallery, 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street. In this exhibit, PWP members show off their latest and greatest, and the collection is sure to excite, inspire and impress!  We hope to see you there as we kick off the holiday season in style in the Durst’s beautiful midtown space.  Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, December 9th from 6-8pm.



*HELP FOR DELIVERY ADDED (see note below)

The Callahan Gallery at St. Francis College
March 2nd – March 31st, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 9th, 6:30PM-8:00PM

How do you convey the passing of time in a day, in a year, in a life? To name but a few examples: awareness comes as day turns to night, as summer turns to fall, fashions change and people mature.  Time stamps its impressions on people as well as everything from tarnished silver to rusting metal and petrified wood.  History is recorded by the ticking of clocks, treasured antiques, and landmark buildings. Any of these and more qualify as “Perspectives in Time”. It’s your perspective that counts.
Some people my indicate the visual evidence of time in a photo sequence. For example, you may choose to create a triptych or even a series of up to six photos in one frame that convey the passage of time. It’s your call.

This call is open to PWP Members only
1. You MUST be logged into your account on the PWP website in order to view the call and download the application.
2. Once logged in click on Calls for Entry – found under the “Events and Calls For Entry” tab
3. You will find all active calls for entry in this list. Scroll down and click on “Details for Perspectives on Time”
4. Click on “Download the pdf form to apply by mail” for a printable copy of the call.

The Callahan Gallery at St. Francis College is just one stop from Manhattan at Borough Hall. Many trains go there and the gallery is a block away from the subway.
The committee will be willing to arrange for pick up and delivery to Brooklyn for those that need help.
Framing can be as you choose, mat or no mat,
Maximum dimension 40″.
Note – The space is large, well-lighted, street level and fabulous. There are plenty of gallery visitors every day, and the show can be seen from the street.

**The Exhibitions Committee has a number of future projects in the works and always welcomes PWP member volunteers. It is a great way to learn about jurying and curating as well as forging great friendships within the organization. Contact Katie Mantell if you are interested at



Church of St. Paul the Apostle
405 West 59th Street
Second Floor New York NY 10019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Guest Fee $10.00


Vivian Cherry – Street Photographer

Street Photographers are a breed apart from other photographers. They have almost no time to make a decision and they must be prepared to snap the picture as soon as the subject comes into focus and the brain signals “NOW”.

Vivian Cherry has the gift and has had it since she began her career in the early 1940′s while working as a dancer in Broadway shows and nightclubs. She supported herself partly as a “darkroom technician for Underwood, a prominent photo service, which turned her into a skilled printer. Searching for more skill as a photographer, Ms. Cherry joined the Photo League, an organization formed by professional photographers in the 1930′s during the Depression to teach and support the “art of photography”. Cherry studied with Sid Grossman, a teacher who had a profound influence on countless photographers of the 1940′s and 1950′s, and she began selling her photo essays to popular magazines while continuing to work in Broadway Musicals and Supper Clubs.
She sold her photographs to Popular Photography, Life Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Red Book and Ebony. She also worked on assignment for This Week, Pageant, Colliers, Amerika and Sinclair Oil, almost all of which are no longer extant.
She made several short films and worked with the photographer Arnold Eagle as a still photographer on a film about Lee Strasberg and the Lee Strasberg Institute.

**Programs Director Ruth Gitto is starting to look for presenters, and speakers for next year. Please send her the name and contact information of anyone you think might be suitable for our meetings. The list can include prominent women photographers with a compelling story to tell and/or men or women expert in a topic relevant to photography that would be able to provide valuable information to our members about photography, portfolios or the business of photography.

Ruth is also taking names for curtain raisers for next year. Please let her know if you would like to present your work to us -and what your availability is.  It’s a great way to share, and get feedback from your peers.

Email Ruth at


Barbara Nelson has a host of new educational opportunities for us coming up in the next couple of months – check these out


Your blog is an important companion to your website. While a website is often somewhat static, a blog is organic, fun and gives you the opportunity to create some energy. Whether you are new to blogging, and don’t quite know where to take it, or a regular blogger, this seminar, presented by Nelly Yusupova, founder of Digital and Chapter leader of New York City webgrrls (no, that’s not a typo), will get you well on your way to the next level.

Nelly has been a featured tech expert on INC Magazine’s Website and has appeared as a guest expert on the NBC Today Show, She is frequently asked to speak across the country at many industry events about careers in technology, Web 2.0, marketing online, building communities, blogging, and social media. She conducts workshops and courses and writes extensively for the industry.

Date: January 8, 2010. Saturday
Time: 10:00 – 2:00
Location: to be announced
Fee: $40.00 members $50 non-members

LIGHTROOM: Simplify your workflow using the “other modules”.

Most Lightroom classes delve into the capabilities of the Library and  Develop modules of Lightroom. Often they do not explore the abilities of  Lightroom’s
“other modules”: Slideshow, Print and Web. This presentation will teach photographers how to utilize these  modules and learn things like how to:
. create  multi-image layouts
. utilize the print module
. create your own website right within Lightroom
. create pleasing presentations and custom video slideshows
. use some publishing features offered in Lightroom 3

Instructor Lindsay Adler Lindsay is a professional fashion and portrait photographer based in New York. Her work has  been featured in fashion and photography magazines including Professional Photographer, Rangefinder  Magazine, Shutterbug and more.  She teaches workshops at the leading photography  conferences, private classes, gallery shows and DVDS.

Her first book “The Linked Photographers’ Guide to Online Marketing and Social Media” hit stores in May 2010. Her second book,” Fashion Flair for Portrait and Wedding Photography”, is available for preorder and hits bookstores in February 2011.

DATE: January 25, 2011, Tuesday
TIME: 6 – 9 pm
LOCATION:  to be announced.
Fee:  PWP members $40.00.  non-members $50.00


Mark your calendar – Saturday, February 5. Portfolio Review.
Two independent curators will review each person’s portfolio.  followed by a conversation on the market trends.
More to come on this – watch for details on Yahoo Egroups.


Last year PWP began offering Member to Member workshops again. It is a wonderful opportunity for our members to share/teach a specific skill to others in PWP.  These are member taught and stand apart from the educational opportunities/classes/seminars PWP members get through Barbara Nelson.

If there is a photography related process or skill you are proficient in and would be willing to share, contact Ruth Gitto ( our Programs Director to organize a session.  It could be an evening or a weekend day and would be one or two hours at most.

Those we have done in the past have been a lot of fun, and it’s a great way to get to better know fellow members in a small group.

See photographs from the Member to Member workshop at Andy Mars’ on her page –!/album.php?aid=259219&id=654404058



The Winter 2010 issue of IMPRINTS is now available! The issue features the winners from PWP’s 35th Anniversary International Open Call as well as articles on alternate processes, social media, framing and photos from recent member exhibits, events and PWP’s mentoring program. Copies were distributed at the PWP Holiday Event on December 1.  The magazine will be available at the upcoming opening reception, Thursday, December 9 for NEW VISIONS at the Durst Show Walls Gallery and other venues around the city.  If you are unable to pick up a copy in person it will be mailed to you.



*Note – submission deadline has been changed

Open to PWP members only – no fee.

*NEW DEADLINE: December 31, 2010

To enter submit ONE black and white photograph in portrait format to fit the layout of the cover page. All subjects welcome: send us your best work. Email your jpeg, 72 dpi, 900 on the longest side to

The winning photo will be on the front cover of the June issue of IMPRINTS and there will be a photo essay/interview inside the magazine.  This is a great opportunity for you and your work to be featured in IMPRINTS.

The winner will be contacted in February and asked to submit additional photos for the article and to be interviewed by a member of the committee.

Contest sponsored by the Publications Committee.


The Board
Professional Women Photographers

New Visions – Press Release

CONTACT: Sindi Schorr

TELEPHONE: (917) 293-0123



Professional Women Photographers

& The Durst Organization Present

“New Visions€

A Photography Exhibit

November 20, 2010 New York, NY: An exciting photography show will be launched in a
prime location in the heart of NYC.  PWP (Professional Women Photographers) and the
Durst Organization present an exhibition that features images demonstrating the
photographerʼs latest techniques, as well as experimental work.  Members of PWP, an
organization of nearly 200 photojournalists, fine arts and commercial photographers,
present images that will provoke discussion and invite questions and speculation about
how they were created.

The Durst Organization and PWP invite the press and public to a reception on Thursday,
December 9th from 6 – 8PM , 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, New York, NY.

The exhibition will be on view to the public from December 6th 2010 – January 15th, 2011.

Professional Women Photographers is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization based in
New York City. PWP has been supporting the work of women photographers for over 30
years, providing forums and student awards to encourage artistic growth and to stimulate
public interest in the art of photography.

For more information on this exhibition, please contact Sindi Schorr at High-resolution digital files from “New Visions€ suitable for
publication are available upon request.

For more information on PWP, please visit our Web site at

Artists on view include (in alphabetical order):
Gloria Aks
Sandy Alpert
Sheila Archer
Babs Armour
Madeleine Barbara
Kelly Barbieri
Monica Barnes
Terry Berenson
Miriam Berkley
Sheila Bernard
Susan Bowen
Susanna Briselli
Lynne R. Cashman
Giselle Chamma
Sarah Corbin
Karren Corrigan
Fabienne Cuter
Elisa Decker
Adele Epstein
Noel Farese
Carol Fassler
Barbara Freedman
Patricia Garbarini
Jill Gewirtz
Patricia Gilman
Ruth Gitto
Leslie Granda-Hill
Pamela Greene
Linda Katsoulos
Linda Kessler
Catherine Kirkpatrick
Susan Kuhlman
Susan Ledwith
Barbara E. Leven
Andy Mars
Alyce Mayo
Trish Mayo
Mo McDougall
Marina Misiti
Joyce Morrill
Shirley Pasternak
Helen Bohmart Pine
Ginger Propper
Laurie Rhodes
Maddi Ring
Linda Roche
Roz Rosenblum
Robin Glasser Sacknoff
Anne Sager
Linda Sandow
Loredana Sangiuliano
Sindi Schorr
Beth Portnoi Shaw
PM Simmons
Nancy Sirkis
Sheila Smith
Diane Smook
Catherine Steinman
Janice Wood Wetzel
Ilona Williamson
Ellen Stockdale Wolfe
Pat Yancovitz
Susan Zigman

Photography credits, clockwise:

Top: © Ginger Propper, © Leslie Granda-Hill, © Sindi Schorr, © Barbara Leven

Bottom: © Gloria Aks, © Marina Misiti, © Pamela Greene, © Patricia Gilman

Detail: © Marina Misiti

BOV: The Life – An Appreciation of Dannielle Hayes

Mimeographed List of Breadth of Vision Photographers

Mimeographed List of the Breadth of Vision Exhibition Photographers

BOV: The Life - An Appreciation of Dannielle Hayes

As we know, in the beginning there was a show. Fashion Institute of Technology, 1975, Breadth of Vision: Portfolios of Women Photographers, a historic exhibition out of which PWP developed. But there was another vision going on, a life and personal outlook.

Last spring I arranged to have coffee with PWP’s founder, Dannielle Hayes. There had been talk of an oral history, work on the archives, but the meeting was left casual, the topics open.

We met at a bistro near her apartment in the East Village. With close-cropped blond hair and black frame glasses, Hayes was stylish and smart, but without the “better than€ attitude that sometimes comes with accomplished New Yorkers. A sense of warmth and humor were immediately apparent; what started as a quick cup of coffee turned into a leisurely lunch.

Right here I need to come clean: the notes I took during the first twenty minutes are lost. Okay, not really lost. Nothing ever really gets lost in the house; it just goes missing for a very long time. Let’s just say they are not presently at hand. But I had my Flip camera and halfway in, begged to record. We struck a deal: if I pointed the lens away so she wouldn’t be caught chewing, I could record sound. Here is a sampling from her amazing life.

Hayes was educated at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, and Cooper Union in New York. One of her early jobs was at Fairchild Publications where she was “illustrator and writer and photographer and chief bottle washer.€ A wide range of responsibilities helped develop a wide range of skills and contacts, as well as a broad outlook. Creativity didn’t end when the shutter snapped shut; photography didn’t exist in a vacuum.

Dannielle Hayes at a PWP Exhibition

Dannielle Hayes, right, at a PWP exhibition © Katherine Kriss

In fact, the meetings of the Breadth of Vision photographers grew out of Hayes’ concern that the show wasn’t getting enough publicity. She instinctively knew that women had to help themselves because at the time no one else would. They launched a bootstrap campaign that included taping signs to lampposts, and awareness of the show grew.

A year later, thinking way outside the box, Hayes organized a slide show called Woman Photographs Man that was shown on the back of a truck in Rockefeller Center. This attracted attention (which she primed by reaching out to publishing contacts), and she was offered a contract by William Morrow & Co. With Hayes as author/editor, Women Photograph Men was published in 1977. It was a historic book, with 100 images of men by 70 women photographers, including Arlene Alda, Barbara Gluck, Joan Liftin, Mary Ellen Mark, Barbara Morgan, Martha Swope, and Suzanne Szasz. It also contained a half folio of color photographs, unusual for the time, and an introduction by renowned film critic Molly Haskell.

Hayes was deeply involved  with the project, laying it out at William Morrow, gathering and editing the photographers’ bios, and securing the top photo printer, Morgan & Morgan. “William Morrow tried to send me to some other printers and I had to look at their work,” Hayes recalled, ”and I said no,…this is not good enough. If I’m going to put my name on this book, I really want the top printer. And I…called Barbara up, [photographer] Barbara Morgan, and said ‘look, this is really important,’ and she agreed, so it was actually Morgan [& Morgan] who printed the book.€

Along with the general pressures of publishing, there were other concerns. Was the man in Patt Blue’s picture urinating or was it a stream of sunshine? Would people be scandalized by male nudity? William Morrow’s lawyer asked Hayes to sign a liability clause stating that she, not the publisher, would be responsible in case “a little blue-haired lady from the Midwest€ sued. Hayes responded that this was exactly the sort of person who would enjoy the book most, and refused to sign. Women Photograph Men came out in the fall of 1977 to excellent reviews, including one in The New York Times. No lawsuits were ever filed. Interestingly, another book with different editors, Women See Men, was published in the same year by McGraw Hill; both books had shows at the International Center of Photography.

There was also the matter of getting a photo release from Moondog, the famous street musician who was pictured in Women Photograph Men. For many years he favored a spot on Sixth Avenue at 53rd Street, but suddenly disappeared. The publishing process went on without him, and he later resurfaced, having spent ten years composing in Germany.

Not all the women photographers who gathered at Hayes’ apartment were included in the book, so she graciously bowed out as leader of the “yet unnamed PWP,” and went on to a distinguished career as a freelance photographer, writer, illustrator, and designer. But a list of Hayes’ clients (that includes Time, Inc., The New York Times, and the National Geographic Society), or the places where she’s taught photography (Canon Creativity Workshops, Simon Fraser University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology), does not even begin to indicate the wealth and richness of her ideas or the generous way in which she sees the world.

Her outlook is truly global. She once approached J. Walter Thompson, trying to put Kodak and UNICEF together, and has worked in many countries, including South Africa, Niger, Uganda, Cameroun, Senegal, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Cuba, Peru,Venezuela, Argentina and Canada. Equally impressive is her affiliation with and work on behalf of a wide range of worthy causes, including CARE, UNICEF, the United Nations’ Women’s Conference, Helen Keller International, and the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games, of which she spoke with a special fondness. The very best way to understand Dannielle Hayes is through her photographs. On her website is a movie made of her pictures from the 2010 Winter Paralympics. As a photographer, she doesn’t flinch. She simply records, without an ounce of voyeurism, and through her perception of these athletes as beautiful, gifted and heroic, we see them that way too.

There’s a saying in the piano world “you play what you are.€ Whether you’re uptight, kind, generous or mean, it all comes out in the music you make. When you look at Dannielle Hayes’ pictures, you can tell that she is filled with grace and courage and light. Hers is a beautiful life.

Her legacy? Inspiration and kindness, determination and can do. A continuing sense of awe in the face of the world and its people, and the fates that sometimes befall them. For better or worse, organizations take after their founders. In Dannielle Hayes, PWP got lucky because she was a pretty terrific place to start. For her, breadth of vision is more than the title of a show that came and went. It is very simply a way of life.

- Catherine Kirkpatrick, Archives Director

December 2010 Kudos

The Official 2009-2010 PWP Logo

December 2010 Kudos

by Shoshana Rothaizer

Openings, Receptions and Special Events

(Note: All exhibitions are group shows except where indicated as solo shows.  Details are in the following paragraph.)

Sun. 12/5, 2-3:30 p.m.  -  Myrna Harrison-Changar, opening reception at United Hebrew Home, 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY  10805.  914-632-2804.

Mon. 12/6, 6:30 p.m.  -  Roz Rosenblum, judging competition at the Community Church, 28 East 36th Street, NYC.

Wed.-Sun. 12/8-12, dailyIrma Bohórquez-Geisler, the Fair at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201-2711.  718-222-4111

Thurs. 12/9, 6-8 p.m.  -  Professional Women Photographers (PWP) artists’ reception at Show Wall Gallery, The Durst Organization, 1133 Avenue of the Americas (at West 43rd Street), NYC.

Sat. 12/11, 6-9 p.m.  -  Ann Tracy, closing reception, Temporary Contemporary Art Center, 1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento CA

Sun. 12/12, 1-4 p.m.  -  Trish Mayo, reception at Wave Hill House at Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, the Bronx.  718-549-3200

Fri.-Sun. 12/17-19, dailyIrma Bohórquez-Geisler -  the Fair at the West-Park Church, Amsterdam Avenue at West 86th Street, NYC

Sat. 1/29, 2:30-5:30 p.m-  Janice Wood Wetzel and Deena Weintraub, opening reception at Broadway Mall Community Center, Broadway at West 96th Street, traffic island

Sun. 2/13, 2:30-5:30 p.m-  Janice Wood Wetzel and Deena Weintraub, closing reception at Broadway Mall Community Center, Broadway at West 96th Street, traffic island

Irma Bohórquez-Geisler is selling her images at two holiday fairs in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  Please note the dates and locations above.  ==  Myrna Harrison-Changar has work in the Winter Wonderland Art Exhibition at United Hebrew Home in New Rochelle, NY from 12/1-2/28.  ==  Trish Mayo has work in Nature’s Palatte, at Wave Hill House, the Bronx, from 11/15-12/31.  ==  On 10/6, Roz Rosenblum is judging the Manhattan Miniature Photo competition at the Community Church, NYC.  ==  Ann Tracy is in Small but Mighty, a group show at Temporary Contemporary Arts Center, 1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, CA which closes on 12/11.  ==  Janice Wood Wetzel and Deena Weintraub co-curated Memory Lingers On, a photography show at the West Side Arts Coalition from 1/26-2/13.

Current Exhibitions

Sandy Alpert is showing five images from her photographic series, “Ghosts Who Now Dance,€ in Black & White Art, at K.A.S. Gallery, 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Building B, Louisville, KY 40206 from 10/29-12/10.  Call 502-614-5733 or 859-230-6535.  ==  Ten images by Miriam Berkley are on view at Nook Restaurant, 746 Ninth Avenue, NYC.  ==  Sheila Bernard has work at ACL Gallery, 1170 Town Center Way, Livingston, NJ from 9/15-1/4.  ==  Photographs by Irma Bohórquez-Geisler have been in an on-going exhibition since 9/1 at ArtHaus NY, 143 Beach Street, Staten Island, NY 10304.  ==  Katherine Criss is in a four-person invitational exhibition, Breaking Ground, at Omni Gallery, 333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Uniondale, NY  11553 (opposite Nassau Coliseum), from 9/19-1/9.  Call 631-589-3093.  ==  Meryl Meisler has an installation, “Unlocked,€ in collaboration with Patricia O’Brien, in Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination, a group show at Viridian Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, #407 (between 10th and 11th Avenues), NYC from 11/16-12/4.  Call 212-414-4040.  ==  Linda Sandow has work in Body Image, a two-part multi-media exhibition at Pen and Brush, NYC from 11/11-12/5.  The physical gallery is located at 16 East 10th Street, and the online gallery is accessible at:  Each gallery is showing distinct work.

Current PWP Group Exhibition

New Visions, a photography exhibition by members of Professional Women Photographers, will be at the Show Wall Gallery of The Durst Organization, NYC from 12/6-1/15.  The show was organized by Sindi Schorr, Trish Mayo, Nyla, PM Simmons, Sheila Smith, Janice Wood Wetzel and Pat Yancovitz.  The PWP members in the show are: Gloria Aks, Sandy Alpert, Sheila Archer, Babs Armour, Madeleine Barbara, Kelly Barbieri, Monica Barnes, Terry Berenson, Miriam Berkley, Sheila Bernard, Susan Bowen, Susanna Briselli,  Lynne R. Cashman,  Giselle Chamma, Sarah Corbin, Karen Corrigan, Fabienne Cuter, Elisa Decker, Adele Epstein, Noel Farese, Carol Fassler, Barbara Freedman, Patricia Garbarini, Jill Gewirtz, Patricia Gilman, Ruth Gitto, Leslie Granda-Hill, Pamela Greene, Linda Katsoulos, Linda Kessler, Catherine Kirkpatrick, Susan Kuhlman, Susan Ledwith, Barbara E. Leven, Andy Mars, Alyce Mayo, Trish Mayo, Mo McDougall, Marina Misiti, Joyce Morrill, Nyla, Shirley Pasternak, Helen Bohmart Pine, Ginger Propper, Laurie Rhodes, Maddi Ring, Linda Roche, Roz Rosenblum, Robin Glasser Sacknoff, Anne Sager, Linda Sandow, Loredana Sangiuliano, Sindi Schorr, Beth Portnoi Shaw, PM Simmons, Nancy Sirkis, Sheila Smith, Diane Smook, Catherine Steinmann, Janice Wood Wetzel, Ilona Willliamson, Ellen Stockdale Wolfe, Pat Yancovitz and Susan Zigman.

Recent Exhibitions

Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin had a solo exhibition, The Land Before You, in the Milton J. Weill Gallery, in the lobby of the 92nd Street Y, NYC from 9/1-10/11.  ==  Gail Gregg had a solo exhibition, The Album Series, at Luise Ross Gallery, NYC from 10/14-11/13.  It was a drawing project in which Gail used old photo albums to address the subject of memory and loss.  ==  Marilyn Kaggen had a solo exhibition, City: Black and White photographs by Marilyn Kaggen, at the Hope and Anchor Diner, Red Hook, Brooklyn from 10/25-11/27.  ==  Alyce Mayo, Barbara Leven, Pat Garbarini and Ruth Gitto had photographs in Inspired by Nature, an exhibit comprising over one hundred images by fifty members of the New York City Sierra Club Photography Committee, at Calumet Photo Gallery, NYC from 11/2-26.  The show was juried and curated by Barbara Koppelman.  ==  One image by Debbie Miracolo was selected for Capture Brooklyn, at the PowerHouse Arena in DUMBO, from 9/24-10/15.  ==  Six photos by Elizabeth Niesuchouski were in Commuters, at the Arts Guild of New Jersey in Rahway, NJ from 9/10-10/7.  ==  Five images by Maddi Ring were selected for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, an annual fund raiser for the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, from 10/14-11/11.  The images were part of the designer’s wall art in the living room of the top floor of a 6-story limestone townhouse at 106 East 71st Street.  ==  Diane Smook had a solo exhibit of sepia photographs, Portraits from the Garden: An Uncommon View, at Art on Main, the gallery at Barnbrook Realty, 271 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA from 9/24-10/29.  ==  Abstract images by Janice Wood Wetzel, Photos by Design, were featured in the Broadway window of Westside Ritz Camera, 2400 Broadway (at the corner of 88th Street), NYC during the month of October.  ==  Pat Yancovitz had her first solo show, New Work, at Hampton Bays Library, in Hampton Bays, NY from 10/30-11/27.

Recent PWP Group Exhibition

PWP‘s group show, Art of Commerce, organized by Sindi Schorr, Trish Mayo, PM Simmons and Susan Zigman, was at the Office of the Borough President of Manhattan, NYC from 10/4-29.  The members in the show were: Asha Agnish, Terry Berenson, Nancy Campbell, Karen Corrigan, Elisa Decker, Adele Epstein, Carol Fassler Marilyn Kaggen, Linda Katsoulos, Catherine Kirkpatrick, Susan Kuhlman, Susan Ledwith, Barbara Leven, Andy Mars, Trish Mayo, Marina Misiti, Joyce Morrill, Maddi Ring, Robin Glasser Sacknoff, Linda Sandow, Sindi Schorr, PM Simmons, Nancy Sirkis, Sheila Smith, Janice Wood Wetzel, Ilona Williamson, Pat Yancovitz and Susan Zigman.

Other News

Paula Berg was a winner of the “Unnoticed Beauty€ Photography Competition, celebrating the neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, and Fort Greene.  Her photo was displayed at an exhibition on 11/12 at Launchpad, a gallery in Crown Heights, and it will be included in a book and digital map.  ==  Images from Sandra Gottlieb‘s 2009 summer series won First Place in the Nature-Water category of the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2010 competition.  The photos will appear in an up-coming exhibition in Paris, and will also be published in the 2010 PX3 Annual Book of competition winners.  ==  Barbara Leven received four Honorable Mentions in three categories of the Professional Division of the 2010 International Photography Awards.  IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation.  ==  A photo by On 11/17, Andy Mars presented a Mixed Media Photography Workshop for the members of PWP.  ==  Elizabeth Niesuchouski was chosen to illustrate a Jones Soda bottle label.  ==  On 10/8, Shoshana Rothaizer presented a PowerPoint display of photographs while on a panel at an academic conference at the CUNY graduate school, NYC.  Shoshana is grateful to Monica Barnes, the tireless professional wizard who provided endless hours of scanning, retouching and creative intelligence, to bring this project to life.  ==  Ann Marie Rousseau won a $2500 award from the HARC Foundation for her photography project, “Surveillance Frameworks,€ and as part of the award, a solo exhibition of her work was the centerpiece of a gala event at Highways Gallery in Santa Monica, CA on 10/30.  ==  A photo exhibit by Deborah Terry was part of  the International Lifeline Fund 2010 Fund Raiser at Longview Gallery in Washington, D.C. on 10/26.  ==  Two PWP members won Julia Margaret Cameron Awards.  Jackie Weisberg received an Honorable Mention for a portfolio, and Joan Katz won a Second Place in the portrait category.  This juried show was sponsored by WPGA (the World Photography Gala Awards).  A book of all the awardees, The Julia Cameron Awards 2010, will be published in November, and an exhibition is planned in Buenos Aires, Argentina in August 2011.  Additionally, the overall winners will appear in ZOOM magazine.


Six photos by Sandy Alpert, from her series “Ghosts Who Now Dance,€ will be featured in PHOTOBOOK NYC, a new project by Photo District News in conjunction with Blurb, which includes thirty-five New York City photographers.  Publication of this special edition book was set to coincide with PhotoPlus Expo, at the Javits Center, NYC from 10/28-30.   ==  Monica Barnes has been scanning, studying, and annotating a collection of approximately 5,000 negatives taken during the 1960s at the large Inca site of Huánuco Pampa in central Peru . These are housed at the American Museum of Natural History. A short article incorporating two of these photos has been posted on the Antiquity website and is part of the December 2010 issue of that journal. To read Monica’s article and see the photographs go to: ==  The September issue of New York Spaces features five pages of photographs and commentary about Sheila Bernard‘s “Urban Series,€ in an article titled “Reach for the Sky.€  == Two photographs by Ardith Bondi appeared in The New York Times.  They were first published online on the City Room blog on Sunday, 10/31, and again in the printed version, on Page A24, on 11/1. To view the image, go to: ==  The October 2010 issue of Art in America has a review by Elisa Decker of 99-year-old Will Barnet’s show of recent abstract paintings that were shown at Alexandre Gallery on 57th Street.  ==  Four images by Sandra Gottlieb accompany the text in a newly released book, ONE: The Mind Aware, copyright 2010 by New Momentum for Human Unity Productions.  A sample, including Sandra’s image, “Horizontal #20, can be viewed at: ==  An image by Sonia Leon is on the cover of the current (third) issue of Imprints, the new publication of Professional Women Photographers.  ==  On 9/26, photos by Andy Mars of September 11th events this year in New York City were published in a feature story titled “Insights from Ground Zero on the anniversary of 9/11,€ in the Faith and Values Section of Post & Courier, a South Carolina newspaper.  Go to:  Also, a slideshow can be viewed at: ==  Shoshana Rothaizer‘s photographs and writing will be included in the up-coming anthology, In the Spirit of We’Moon: Celebrating 30 Years, to be published by Mother Tongue Ink.  For more information, please go to: ==  In October, Hirmer Verlag (Munich) published New York City Gardens, photographed by Betsy Pinover Schiff, in English, French and German, with a U.S. launch at Rizzoli Bookshop on 57th Street in Manhattan.  It is being distributed in major bookstores throughout Europe as well as at numerous bookshops in the New York metropolitan area and on   A review in The New York Times on 10/31 described the book as “an ambrosial paean to public and private spaces.€  ==  A review by Carson Ferri-Grant of PWP‘s group show, Objects of Affection, appeared on  Check it out at:

On the Web

Monica Barnes has been scanning, studying, and annotating a collection of approximately 5,000 negatives taken during the 1960s at the large Inca site of Huánuco Pampa in central Peru . A complete write-up is in “Publications.  To view a short article posted on the Antiquity website, which is part of the December 2010 issue of that journal, go to: Two photographs by Ardith Bondi appeared in The New York Times on 10/31 and 11/1. (Please see “Publications.€)  To view the images, go to: ==
Elisa Decker had five photos in the Maryland Institute College of Art’s
15×15 Alumni Exhibition and Art Sale, which was online through summer 2011.  ==  Six images by Phyllis J. Featherstone were included in a review of her pinhole photographs in an art blog.  Go to: ==  Please refer to “Publications€ regarding a recently-published book in which Sandra Gottlieb has four images.  A sample, including one of Sandra’s images, can be viewed at: Leslie Granda-Hill was interviewed by Paul Giguere for the podcast “Thoughts on Photography.€  Posted on 10/24, the interview can be found at:  Also, an image fromLeslie’s “Coming Home€ photo documentary project on wounded soldiers, is being used by Geoffrey Beene in an national ad campaign promoting their contribution to Project Heal.  The ads will appear throughout the U.S. through December.  Go to: ==  Barbara Leven has ten images for sale in the store of the Museum of Modern Photography, an online museum.  Go to: ==  Andy Mars was a guest blogger on 9/8 on the Rodenas photography blog.  Andy’s article, “Fine Art & Photography as One,€ can be found at: ==  Open House New York (OHNY) selected one photo by Trish Mayo for their 2010 Focus on Architecture Photography Competition in the Exterior Category.  Go to: ==  Lynn Saville was interviewed on BOMBSITE, the website for Bomb Magazine.  Go to: ==  Photos by Rebecca Swanson are featured in a gardening blog.  Go to: ==  Three images by Jackie Weisberg won Honorable Mention at the Women in Photography International contest FACES 2010.  The home page is:, and to see Jackie’s photos, go to:, and  ==  The online exhibition is now open for  PWP‘s 35th Anniversary International Women’s Call for Entry, including thirteen award-winning images.  Also included are twenty Juror’s Selections and thirty-five Honorable Mentions.  The physical exhition will open on 6/1 at Soho Photo Gallery.  The online exhibition will be open through 5/14/11.  To view it, please go to:  Also, please see additional information in “Up-Coming Exhibitions€ just below!

Up-Coming Exhibitions

Four PWP members received recognition in PWP’s 35th Anniversary International Open Call for Entry, which will open on 6/1.  Fran Dickson won a Jurors’ Selection, and Honorable Mention went to Sandy Alpert, Leslie Granda-Hill, and Tequila Minsky.  All award-winning images and Jurors’ Selections will be in a group show at Soho Photo Gallery from 6/1-14, and award-winning images, Jurors’ Selections and Honorable Mentions will be in an online exhibition on the PWP website from 11/15-5/14.  Terry Berenson, Adele Epstein, Patricia Gilman, Catherine Kirkpatrick and Maddi Ring helped with this fund-raising project.  ==

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