In the fall of 2011, Professional Women Photographers sponsored two trips to Cuba and 40 photographers journeyed to Havana, Trinidad, and Cienfuegos. Traveling to Cuba is like taking a trip back in time -cell phones don’t work and credit cards are not accepted. But the natural splendor of the island, its colors and contrasts and fascinating people more than made up for minor inconveniences. Everyone had a wonderful time and took many wonderful images. The work of 22 participating photographers will be on exhibit at:
The Cuban Art Space
Of the Center of Cuban Studies
January 6 -20, 2012
Mon – Fri 11 – 7, Sat 12 – 6 (and by appointment)
Opening Reception: January 12, 6 -8 pm
231 West 29th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY
The participating photographers are Ellie Bettle, Paula Botstein, Sue Bowen, Joan Lobis Brown, Sharon Burde, Lynne R. Cashman, Giselle Chamma, Fran Eber, Richard Eber, Adele Epstein, Patricia Gilman, Fredda Gordon, Kim Mancuso, Trish Mayo, Maddi Ring, Sharon Roche, Janet Rogers, Linda Sandow, Catherine Steinmann, Nitsan Tal, Joan Tedeschi, and Marilyn Thypin.
The Exhibitions Committee of Professional Women Photographers held a record number of exhibitions during the 2010 -2011 season, including Americana and Transporters at MH Framing Gallery, New Visions at the Durst Gallery, A Woman’s World at Macy’s Herald Square, Perspectives on Time at St. Francis College, and Altered Reality at Calumet Photographic.
Here are some pictures from the opening receptions:
Professional Women Photographers is proud to present its 35th Anniversary International Open Call exhibition at Soho Photo Gallery (15 White Street). It opens Tuesday, June 7th, with a reception from 6 – 8 pm.
The two jurors for PWP’s first open call were Elinor Carucci and Stephen Perloff. Carucci is an internationally recognized photographer whose images are in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Fine Art and the Houston Museum of Fine Art. Perloff is the editor of The Photo Review, Focus Magazine and The Photograph Collector. He is also a photographer and curator.
There were four entry categories: People, Places, Nature and Abstract. Jurors awarded a total of $3,000 to the images selected as Best in Show and First, Second and Third prizes in each category. These award-winning photographs, as well as 20 additional Jurors’ Selections, will be exhibited from June 7 – 14, 2011 at Soho Photo gallery in Manhattan.
The Grand Prize image, which graced the Fall 2010 cover of Imprints Magazine, is by photographer Justyna Badach from Philadelphia. Her image, Bachelor Portraits (Charlie) was entered in the People category. Justyna included this description with her image submission: “His grandparents bought this house when they came to this country. They were bakers, his parents too. The bread ovens were in the basement. They all lived together. He wanted to be a pilot, to see the world. At one point he dated a German girl. She was more worldly than the Italian girls his mom liked. He thought they would get married. But it just did not happen.”
Justyna was born in the Soviet Union in 1972. She emigrated to the USA, where she received a BFA in Photography and Art Education at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and an MFA in Photography at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.
Soho Photo is located at 15 White Street, just west of Avenue of the Americas, and a few blocks south of Canal Street (stops for the R, N, and 6 trains). The reception is Tuesday, June 7th from 6 – 8 pm. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 6 pm.
Please join us for the opening reception of Transporters on Saturday, April 16th, 6-9p, to celebrate this exciting new photography exhibition of PWP members. The exhibit, juried by Nick Rosal, runs from April 9th to May 14th, at MH Art & Framing Gallery at 9 West 20th Street, between 5th and 6th Ave. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10-7p, Saturday 10-6p. For more information, visit www.mhartandframe.com.
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Volume 5 | Issue 7 | February 2011
Greetings from the Board
This newsletter comes to you with a note of sadness. Long time PWP member Shoshana Rothaizer passed away last week after a long battle with cancer. Shoshana joined PWP in 1985 and over the last 25 years contributed so much to PWP, while also touching many, many people in her work and her personal life. She introduced KUDOS to PWP, providing our membership a place to post their individual achievements in the world of photography.
As KUDOS grew from a single sheet to a multi-page, single-spaced record, it became the barometer of our members’ professional growth. Shoshana continued with KUDOS despite her illness which inspired so many of us. In 2009, Shoshana received the first PWP Volunteer of the Year Award, an honor she so well deserved. We will miss her bright smile and sense of humor at our meetings, but her legacy of volunteer service will always remain as an integral part of PWP.
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PWP INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL
JUST A FEW WEEKS
LEFT! FOR THE PWP JURIED OPEN CALL
Time is running out!!!! February 28 is the deadline to submit to CONTRASTS, PWP’s second international open call. Submissions from the general public have not been as strong as the 35th Anniversary Open Call – a possible plus for submitting PWP members who will have a greater chance for cash prizes and inclusion in the exhibition at SohoPhoto Gallery.
CONTRASTS is a wide-open theme that photographers can interpret many many ways. Examples are Black versus White, color contrasts, old/young, modern/vintage, soft/hard, male/female, urban/rural, etc. etc. etc.
For more examples and complete submission information, go to: http://www.pwponline.org/calls/individual.php?which=2010-12-02-1
Submit your images, join the fun and participate in PWP fundraising through this exciting juried competition.
Thanks to everyone who submitted entries for the next Imprints Cover – the publications committee met and selected an image by Leslie Granda-Hill to be featured on the cover of the next issue. Also, our wonderful magazine has a very widespread circulation – across the country and around the world.
We need to increase the number of advertisements we have so please, if there is a neighborhood shop you frequent, or a photo service you use we would love to have them advertise.
Contact Patricia Gilman (email below) for specifics on ad rates.
If you are interested in joining the publications committee please contact either Trish Mayo at email@example.com or Patricia Gilman at PatriciaGilman@gmail.com. We are looking for writers and editors as well as someone to solicit advertising for the magazine and help with distribution.