If you published an award-winning book on one of the hottest musicians in the world that is selling like hotcakes, would you donate every single cent of the profits? That is what Debra Rothenberg is doing, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg of her giving nature. The explanation is simple. “I like helping people because I didn’t have people helping me,” she said. It took her 17 years of “blood, sweat, and tears” to be at ease with her work and if she had help it wouldn’t have taken that long to get comfortable. She remembers her early time when she asked a fellow photographer what lens he was using. He wouldn’t tell her and hid the lens. [continue reading...]
Professional Women Photographers presents an exhibition of its two most recent International Open Calls at the .No Gallery May 9th through May 27th. The jurors for two calls were Debra Clomp Ching and Mary Ellen Mark. The artists’ reception will be held May 11th from 6 to 8 p.m. The .No Gallery is located at 251 East Houston Street in New York City.
Have you ever been to an event that renews your faith? Well Saturday my faith was renewed in a group of teenagers and their parents. Professional Women Photographers (PWP) hosts an annual event (it’s 8th year!) that’s open to New York metropolitan area high school students. (Girls only of course!) An opportunity to see first hand what’s in the heads of teenagers these days when it comes to abstract photography. They didn’t disappoint! Helping with the exhibit set-up was an opportunity to “give back€ by sharing my time and there’s nothing like working in a committee to get to know others and learn the dynamics of the group. It always takes a village to pull these events off and afterward there’s [continue reading...]
WORKSHOP: Lightroom Image Correction DATE: Saturday, February 4, 2012 TIME: 10:00 – 3:00 LOCATION: to be announced FEE: $85.00 PWP Members. $100 non-members RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Ignore the boring technical correct verbiage in the subject line - this will actually be a fun, creative exercise. You will learn while working on your own images and go back to your workspace, putting to use the new knowledge on your other images. Limited to 12 people With many people working on self-published books, the skills of preparing an image for print becomes even more important. For exhibitions many of us turned our digital files over to an expert to correct and print. With book publishing (or promotional cards and such) we now need to have those skills [continue reading...]
Last night a photo queen graced PWP with her presence. Dressed in red velvet with flowing blue hair, Flo Fox, with her images, wit, and wisdom held the room at St. Paul the Apostle Church spellbound. Fox began taking pictures in 1972, right after she “split from her ex.€ With money from her first paycheck as a costume designer, she bought an SLR and never looked back. She had been promised one earlier by her mother, “when you graduate ninth grade.€ But her mother died before this could happen. For any other person, this might have been a dream stopper, but Flo Fox is no ordinary mortal. But more on that later. The important stuff is the pictures. They seem [continue reading...]