5:30-6:00: PWP Member Gladys Bensimon shares a video that she directed and co-produced.
6:00 - 6:30: Member and Guest Meet & Greet
6:30: Speaker begins: Jill Enfield
Jill Enfield is a fine art photographer, educator, curator and author with many years of teaching experience. While well versed in digital imagery, Enfield’s concentration is on historical techniques and alternative processes. She has taught her annual workshops and lectures in locations such as: Anderson Ranch, Edinburgh, Hawaii, Ireland, Israel, Italy, London, Maine Media Workshops, Morocco, Norway, Oklahoma, Penland, Portugal, the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design and many other cities and educational institutions world-wide.
Jill’s third photo book is due to hit bookstore in 2018. Her two previously published award winning books: Photo Imaging: A Complete Guide To Alternative Processes published by Amphoto and Jill Enfield’s Guide to Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques published by Focal Press, are used to teach photographic processing in schools all over the world. Jill’s third publication, like the others, will include step-by-step instructions on a variety of techniques including: wet plate collodion, dry plate modern tintypes, platinum and palladium printing, cyanotypes, liquid emulsion, albumen printing, hand painting and more.
Jill’s photographs have been published on dozens of book covers as well as hundreds of magazines, including National Geographic, LIFE, The New York Times and other worldwide publications. Jill has hosted podcasts and videos and can be seen on YouTube and other channels on the web.
Jill’s work has shown in galleries and museums throughout the USA, South America and Europe and was recently featured in a 3-month solo installation on Ellis Island, announced in The New York Times. The installation included a house constructed of 45 separate antique windows, each showcasing a glass photo portrait of a contemporary immigrant now living in the United States of America, symbolizing the adage “People Should Not Throw Stones”, nearly every U.S. citizen is either an immigrant or born from an immigrant. Enfield’s complete exhibition occupied six galleries in the Ellis Island building, and was titled THE NEW AMERICANS. The installation remained on display from May through September 2017 and is now scheduled for a two-year U.S. tour of selected galleries and museums. The 3-minute video, which highlights the overall concept of the installation, can be viewed by clicking on this link.
Jill’s fine art images can be found in numerous museums around the world as well as in private collections. Professional Photography Magazine voted her as one of the top 100 Influential Photographers and she has been showcased in PDN, Nikon World, and Kodak Ambassadors.