The holiday party on the Hill was great! Now, watch your mailboxes and email for information on the WHNPA Inauguration Party!
2007 holiday party photo/David Kleber
Thursday, December 11, 2008. Annual Holiday Party on Capitol Hill, beginning at 6:30 p.m. until 8:30.
RSVP by Dec 8 and business attire required. Look for your official invitation and instructions in the mail shortly.
Tis’ the Season for Savings! PNY has lowered their prices and has expanded their product selection for WHNPA members. You’ll find amazing deals on CompactFlash cards, as well as USB drives and Graphics Cards to boost your computer’s performance. PNY would like to thank and wish all WHNPA members Happy Holidays! Heidi just sent out the discount code, so check your email.
The following is from fellow WHNPA member and former project grant winner Susanna Raab: Some selections from my WHNPA funded project, Consumed, will be appearing at the Arlington Arts Center, in a show called Unlimited Edition, which examines works that explore mass production, marketing and commodification. The show will open Dec. 12 from 6-9 pm in association with the Pink Line Project, at 3550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA. Metro (orange line): Virginia Square.
This year's Project Grant winner will be announced shortly.
The following is from Stills Chair Pete Souza: The 2009 Eyes of History contest will be judged on Saturday and Sunday, February 21 and 22 at National Geographic. Presentations by the judges will be on Friday night, February 20.The deadline for the contest will be in early February. Categories will include the usual plus Campaign 2008 and Inauguration 2009. Photographs eligible are those taken between Jan. 1, 2008 through Jan. 20, 2009. Note the extended dates. Final rules and guidelines will be posted sometime in December. Television and New Media Rules will be posted as soon as they are available. Please refer to your membership renewal letter for committee contact information.
If you have moved, PLEASE let Heidi know. There has been an increase in the amount of returned mail. This could put your eligibility status in question for the contests. The committees will NOT accept dues payments with the contest entries.
Make plans NOW to attend the 2009 ‘Eyes of History’ Awards gala to be held on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the Ritz Carlton. We are anticipating an early sell out, as interest is at an all time high surrounding Washington politics.
"DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - June 7, 2008: Photojournalist Alex Wong of Getty Images documents U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton as she ends her presidential bid for the White House in addition to her endorsement of presumptive democratic nominee for president, Sen. Barack Obama on Saturday at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Photo by Johnny Bivera
Click image above or this link to view a FLASH SLIDE SHOW featuring eight additional shots of photographers covering this historic event. Roll over slideshow images to view full caption information. Members, if you have images of the campaign trail that you'd like to share, please contact us.
Photographer Cecil Stoughton died at home in Florida on Monday, November 3, 2008. Major Stoughton served as White House photographer to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson before that position had a formal name. His photograph of the swearing-in as president of Lyndon
Johnson aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John Kennedy is one of the most important of the 20th Century.
Your 2009 membership renewal letters will arrive shortly after the election is over. Please make every effort to renew early, as your eligibility for all contests is determined by good standing within the association.. A gentle reminder, NO dues checks will be accepted by any contest committee. This means, if you are planning to enter, please return your renewal form along with payment BEFORE you submit your entries. PayPal is still an option for those traveling or simply wanting the convenience.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Television contest committee meeting at WJLA. Please contact Pege Gilgannon and consider volunteering your time. Pege’s phone is: 202-345-1937. Pege does NOT have email.
Thursday, November 13, 2008 - GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING at The National Press Club, Lisagor Room. The meeting will feature new video product demos from Penn Camera, a presentation by our partner PNY Technologies, along with other surprises. Starts at 6:00 p.m.
November 15, 2008. WHNPA Project Grant deadline. Imagine $5,000 to be spent on a project of your choosing!!!!
A reminder to all WHNPA members that as the 2008 Presidential election campaign comes to a close the deadline is fast approaching for the 2008 WHNPA Grant. Because of the election, the deadline was extended one month and applications are due by Saturday, November 15.
“Think in terms of multimedia and as wide of a distribution as possible,” WHNPA Educational Committee chairman Leighton Mark said. “Having high quality audio with the photos can make an amazing difference, it can make the project so much stronger.
And look beyond your newspaper, magazine or agency and think about a gallery display someplace, a multimedia Web offering - anything that gets your work to be seen by as many people as possible.”
Project proposals need to be mailed, Fed-Ex’ed to or dropped by the offices of the Associated Press, 1100 13th Street, Suite 700, Washington, D.C., 20006, Attention: Leighton Mark
Questions can be addressed to Lmark@ap.org.
“If you don’t see a quick response, send it again. I might have missed it the first time.”
INFORMATION ABOUT THE WHNPA PROJECT GRANT PROGRAM. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION.
FOTOWEEK DC is November 15-22, 2008. FOTOWEEK DC is a week long celebration of photography. There is a contest which WHNPA members can enter to get a chance of winning some of the $37,000 in prizes and equipment. The deadline for entry was September 29th. Members interested in participating should consult the fotoweekDC website at: www.fotoweekdc.org for the complete schedule.
WHNPA members are invited to show work in the "lecture hall" at FotoWeek Central at 3338 M Street, NW. Check out what all is happening at FotoWeek Central by going to the website, www.fotoweekdc.org <http://www.fotoweekdc.org/> . They are scheduling half hour talks, providing projector & screen (they ask that speakers bring their own laptop). If anyone is interested, please contact email@example.com
ASMP DC will be presenting lectures at the Navy Memorial auditorium, Nov. 18 (Steve Uzzell) and Nov. 19 (David Burnett & Eugene Richards). We recommend you register, which is free, at http://www.asmpdc.org/p-calendar.php.
And don't forget the Discovery lunch time lectures -- there's a great series of photographers speaking there, too!
WHAT: Silent Print Auction of "Women by Women: A Juried Exhibition by WPOW members"
DATE/TIME: Thursday, November 20th - 6:30 to 8:30 pm
WHERE: Sewall-Belmont House and Museum
144 Constitution Ave, NE Washington DC 20002
(Next to Hart Senate Office Bldg / Metro: Union Station)
DESCRIPTION: The Women Photojournalists of Washington craft a visual journey through the lives of women and girls around the world. From the desperation of an emergency room in Haiti, to an ordered classroom in China; from the bubble gum pink of a girls bathroom during a middle school dance, to a whitewashed detention center on Mexico's border–moments of beauty, humor and darkness present themselves in their rawest form.
COST: Free!! (Bring your checkbooks or cash if you plan to bid during the silent auction!)
Dai Baker thinks this a very worthwhile effort. Please take a look at Critical Exposure and donate photographs.
Critical Exposure is a nonprofit organization that teaches
middle and high school students to document issues that impact their lives
through photography and to use their images and voices to advocate for
Since our founding in 2004, Critical Exposure has worked with more than 350 students in D.C. and across the country. These students have helped to secure more than $100 million to improve public school facilities, supported campaigns to address youth homelessness and teen pregnancy, and are now working to address D.C.’s dropout crisis. Our students have even been featured on Oprah and CNN.
During FotoWeek DC, which will take place November 15-22, Critical Exposure will host Picture Equality, our first annual reception and silent auction to support our efforts to introduce inner-city students to photography.
For more information contact Adam Levner 202-745-3745x20 or
John Poole sent us this announcement about the new NPR podcast.“On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a radio network.”
See what Keith, David, Coburn, and John have been up to the past few months in their humble quest to figure out what “the NPR sound” _looks_ like.
You’ll find an Afghan Taekwondo champion, the world’s greatest pianist, plenty of baby pandas, and lots more …
Follow the link below to the iTunes store where you can subscribe for free to their new, and NPR’s first-ever, video podcast.
Women by Women: A Juried Exhibition of WPOW members
The women of the Women Photojournalists of Washington craft a visual journey through the lives of women and girls around the world. From the desperation of an emergency room in Haiti, to an ordered classroom in China; from the bubble gum pink of a girls bathroom during a middle school dance, to a whitewashed detention center on Mexico’s border– moments of beauty, humor and darkness present themselves in their rawest form.
Curated by Ken Geiger, National Geographic Senior Editor and MaryAnne Golon, Time Magazine, Consulting Editor
Thursday, September 25, 2008 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum
144 Constitution Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Metro Union Station
Next to Hart Senate Office Bldg
We are sad to announce the passing of Michelle Saunders,
wife of WHNPA member Ray Saunders of The Washington Post.
Michelle Robbins Saunders, 48, director of publications and editor of American Forests magazine, died Aug. 25 of pancreatic cancer at her North Beach home. Mrs. Saunders, a journalist throughout her career, worked at a newspaper in Upstate New York and at the Winchester (Va.) Star in the early 1980s. She switched to magazines and edited a computer magazine in Arlington County; the Reston-based magazine of the National Association of Biology Teachers; and, finally, American Forests.
She was born on the Eastern Shore, in Cambridge, in a family of watermen. She grew up in Vienna, Md., and Dagsboro, Del. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in English.Mrs. Saunders enjoyed travel and planned many trips, including two-week family sojourns to the American West and northeast through New York, the Catskills Mountains, Boston and Nantucket, Mass.She also enjoyed working in her flower-and-vegetable garden, especially growing roses. She lived on the Chesapeake Bay and loved spending time on the water.She was past president of the local PTSA and a volunteer at Friendship United Methodist Church in Friendship.
Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Ray Saunders of North Beach, assistant picture editor at The Washington Post; three children, Jacob Saunders and twins Michael and Maggie Saunders, all of North Beach; her mother, Leila Robbins of Salisbury; and a brother, Eric Robbins of Newark, Del.
DENVER CENTER CAMERA STAND AT INVESCO FIELD photo/William Greenblatt, UPI
Rick McKay, Larry Downing, and Khue Bui wait for Obama
Chip Somodevilla works in the buffer area.
The tense action on the center camera stand.
Win McNamee works the side camera stand.
Susan Biddle tracks a delegate.
Nathan Naylor, who has taken a little time off from SOAP BOX, to help on the
convention, works with Mark Abraham in the convention floor well.
Barry Schlegel photographs John King of CNN at the Democratic Convention.
The WHNPA picnic was an outstanding success. A great location, a fantastic band, and a perfect summer evening attracted WHNPA members. Everyone had a wonderful evening.
Ed Eaves keeps the beat for the Rick Sickmen Band.
The Eyes of History exhibition at Edison Place Gallery is open through August 20, Tuesday through Friday from noon to 4:0 pm. Two SATURDAY dates have been added: August 9 and August 16th. On August 9th at 2:00 PM, Pete Souze will discuss and sign his book on Barack Obama. 702 Eighth Street NW Washington, DC
The WHNPA annual summer picnic is Saturday, August 16, 2008 at the Washington Canoe Club under Key Bridge. Ed Eaves’ Band is on to play for our picnic. Download a printable poster (304k, 120 dpi) and help spread the word!
OPENING RECEPTION, AWARDS PRESENTATION AND PRIVATE VIEWING OF
THE EYES OF HISTORY™ 2008 EXHIBITION
2008 White House News Photographers Association “Eyes of History” Exhibit Opens:
Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street NW Washington, DC
7 p.m., Thursday, July 17, 2008
Leading Photojournalists, Videojournalists and editors to attend
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 15, 2008) – An Exhibit of the winning entries of The White House News Photographers Association “Eyes of History” Contest will open at the Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street NW Washington, DC (between G and H St) with a reception at 7 p.m.. Many of the nation’s top photojournalists and videojournalists will attend and will be available to talk about their prize winning video and still images and stories.
The Exhibition at the Edison Place Gallery will be open to the public at no charge from July 17th to August 20th. Hours are: Tuesday through Friday noon to 4p.m. NOTE: TWO SATURDAY VIEWINGS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE EXHIBITION SCHEDULE: AUGUST 9 AND AUGUST 16th FROM noon - 4 pm. At 2:00 pm on August 9, Pete Souza will discuss his book on Barack Obama. 702 Eighth Street NW Washington, DC
The WHNPA and The Eyes of History™ are sponsored in part by, Nikon, Tiffen/Domke, Microsoft, Continental Airlines and PNY.
In Memoriam: Tony Snow
photo/Stephen Crowley, NY Times
Tony Snow was respected by all WHNPA members who worked with him for decades as a dedicated newsman and an oustanding press secretary. Above all he was a friend and we will miss him. Tony’s wife, Jill, and their children, Kendall, Robbie, and Kristi are in our thoughts and prayers.
Many thanks to everyone who attended the ‘ Eyes of History’ awards gala a few weeks ago… Your support of your colleagues is remarkable and inspiring to the news media. Congratulations to Sam Stewart of AOL and Eric Wray of ABC NEWS on winning the Continental airline tickets at the gala!
Also, a reminder about the PNY discount offer page set-up specifically for WHNPA members! Log onto www.pny.com/WHNPA to receive your discount. Thanks, PNY!
Looking for something to do this weekend? Grab some friends (don’t forget your Fathers, too) and head down to Charlottesville for the Festival of the Photograph! Some award winning work from our members work is being featured. Read more:
Last year Charlottesville, Virginia, hosted the first annual LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. It was a fantastic three days of "peace, love, and photography" and in our inaugural year, we celebrated the careers of legendary photographers Sally Mann, Eugene Richards, and William Albert Allard with gallery shows and on-stage interviews. Additionally, we transformed the historic downtown Charlottesville into a "living image" with world-class photography exhibitions, outdoor projections, master presentations, film screenings, and special events. This coming June 12-14, we will do it all over again with an all-new lineup of photographers, including our three featured artists: Mary Ellen Mark, Joel-Peter Witkin, and James Nachtwey.
Full details including a slideshow from last year can be found at: www.look3.org
Also new in 2008 are the LOOK3 Workshops and Project Critique Sessions. Photographers of all skill levels will find invaluable instruction and experience by enrolling in classes taught by renowned photographers David Alan Harvey, William Albert Allard, Eugene Richards and Lynn Johnson. The shooting workshops will be intense 5-day courses (June 7-12) in which students will craft a body of work from start to finish during the week, learn to work under a deadline, edit and sequence their images, and develop and refine their skills as a shooter.
The Project Critique Sessions will be one-day classroom sessions led by professional photographer Maggie Steber and MaryAnne Golon, Director of Photography at Time magazine. Maggie and MaryAnne will help photographers with an existing project uncover the seed of the work, talk about approach and point of view, edit and sequence the work, and identify a strategy for moving it forward. With encouragement, insight, and renewed inspiration, attendees will walk away energized and confident about the future of their project.
The 2008 ‘Eyes of History’ traveling exhibit is currently at the International Photography Hall of Fame and is moving to the Press Club and Hood College later this year.
John Harrington's PHOTO BOOTH PICTURES ARE NOW ONLINE!
For some reason, there's lots of jumpin', kissin', and laughin' going on ....
Find your photos at Digital Railroad's WHNPA site -- follow the log in instructions
posted on the site to download the photobooth pictures of your choice.
THE GOLF OUTING WAS RAINED OUT. WE HAVE RESCHEDULED IT FOR FRIDAY May 30, 2008
2008 WHNPA ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
Friday May 30, 2008
Penderbrook Golf Club
3700 Golf Trail Lane
Fairfax, VA 22033
12:30 PM SHOTGUN START
Format: Captains Choice (Best Ball)
$85, includes greens fees, carts, lunch buffet, happy hour, prizes for
some, gifts for all.
*** Prizes this year include Nikon Cool Pix cameras and PNY 8GB high
speed memory cards!!!***
Please RSVP to Matthew Cavanaugh 202-236-4117 or cavanaugh at epa.eu
We are happy to report that Grace Helen Connor was born at 1:06 a.m. on May 1, 2008. She arrived with flair and an emergency c-section but mommy and baby are doing really well. All is well that ends well.
6 lbs. 12 ozs.
full head of dark hair
LONG eye lashes
We will be in the hospital for 3-5 days so please visit or call if you get the chance. I will be posting way more photos and videos on the blog tomorrow so keep checking it. I hope I got this out to everyone, but please pass the word.
Michael and Nicole Connor
email: mconnor at ConnorStudios.com
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - THURSDAY, APRIL 24
The next General membership meeting will be on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Dennis Brack's Studio, 318 Third St NE . At the meeting, Chris Usher will discuss his 2006 PROJECT GRANT.
White House News Photographers Association Annual Golf Outing
May 9, 2008
Penderbrook Golf Club
8AM SHOTGUN START
Format: Captains Choice (Best Ball)
$85, includes greens fees, carts, lunch buffet, prizes and gift.
Penderbrook Golf Club
3700 Golf Trail Lane
Fairfax, VA 22033
Exit 57, Fair Oaks and Winchester (Route 50 North)
West Ox Road North. Right at first traffic light which is the entrance to Penderbrook and Penderbrook Drive. Follow this to the end, past apartments, townhouses, condos, and single family homes. Road turns into Golf Trail Lane.Golf Club is straight ahead at the end
Hole sponsorships are available for $100 per hole, includes sign on a tee box announcing your organization’s sponsorship. Please send checks payable to WHNPA to:
Matthew Cavanaugh c/o EPA
1122 National Press Building
Washington, DC, 20045.
Or contact Matthew Cavanaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-236-4117 for more information.
David Hume Kennerly ON Q & A Cafe (Nathan's Restaurant) that aired on NewsChannel 8 recently.
If you missed the broadcast, you can watch the full interview on YouTube (split into 5 segments).
DOUG MILLS on C-SPAN
Watch Doug Mill’s extensive interview that aired March 16th on C-SPAN.ORG. This show really captured the on-the-road experience of a White House News Photographer on the campaign trail. The interview also includes a visual overview of Doug’s work - including his 9/11 coverage and some great sports pictures, along with an interesting discussion of camera and computer equipment, digital imaging, and electronic transmission of images captured on the road. You can also read the full transcript of the interview.
SAD NEWS TO REPORT
It is with deep sadness that we tell you of the passing of Jeff Kent’s wife, Kate. We will also post information about any plans to help and support the Kent family in the future. We have no additional information at this time... please check back.
WHNPA STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR CONTEST 2008
photo/Michael Mullady, San Francisco State University
The WHNPA student photographer of the year is Michael Mullady of San Francisco State University. The judges awarded honorable mentions to the following portfolios: Travis Dove of Ohio University, Jenn Ackerman of Ohio University and Justin Maxon of San Francisco State University.
The contest took place on March 15 at American University’s Ward Building auditorium. We had over 40 entries from over 20 schools around the country this year. This year’s judges were Katie Ellsworth, Photo Editor for Time Magazine, Gina Martin, Collections Manager for the National Geographic Society + Look3 Festival Coordinator, and WHNPA Photographer of the Year Jahi Chikwendiu, staff photographer for The Washington Post. We are really lucky to have such great talent on this year’s judging panel.
Chris Usher presenting at the PNY booth at PMA in Las Vegas. PNY is a new WHNPA sponsor.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
The next General membership meeting will be on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at Dennis Brack's Studio, 318 Third St NE (see map below). Nominations for open positions on the Executive board will be discussed. The evening will feature a short
presentation by WHNPA¹s newest sponsor; PNY and member Jim LoScalzo will present the program about his newest book, Evidence of My Existence. Plan on arriving around 6:30. See you there!
WHNPA President Dennis Brack is announcing the formation of a nominating
committee. The three members who will serve on the nominating committee are:
Jim Brantley (email@example.com), Ben De La Cruz
(Ben.DeLaCruz@wpni.com) and Peter Morris (Peter.Morris@cnn.com). If you wish
to nominate a member for any of the open positions mentioned below, you need to contact one
of them. They will contact the nominated members and check to see if they are
willing to serve.
Opportunities to serve on the board include:
Executive Officers: Each position is open for election each year the term
is for one year (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and
they are voted on each year. Current serving officers can run for concurrent
terms, but another member needs to nominate them.
TV Reps (2 year terms):
Pierre Kattar has one more year on his 3-year term.
Ed Eaves term is up. He can be nominated to run again
One position is currently open and needs to be filled. So there are TWO
Still Reps (2 year terms):
Matt Cavanaugh and Allison Shelley have one year left in their terms.
Susan Biddle¹s term is up and she has announced she won't run again, so
there is ONE open position.
REMINDER - MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR BERNIE BOSTON - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
The following comes from Peggy Boston:
To the friends of Bernie Boston, who died at his home in Basye, VA on
January 22 from complications of a rare blood disorder, Amyloidosis,
diagnosed in 2006:
Please forgive the informality of this note, but I wanted to get this
message out as soon as possible for those who are interested in or able to
attend a gathering of friends to remember Bernie. I have had the chance to
talk to many of you personally, and look forward to reaching many more in
the days ahead. In the meantime, here are the plans (casual, please). We
have two dates at two locations in order to make it convenient for our
far-flung friends to drop by one or the other. They are:
--Saturday, February 23 from 1 to 4 pm at the studio of Dennis Brack, 318
Third Street, NE, Rear; Washington, DC. There will be a brief ceremony at
--Sunday, February 24 from 1 to 4 pm at the Fort Valley Nursery, 1175 S.
Hisey Avenue, Woodstock, VA with a brief ceremony at 2:30 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bernie Boston Photo Archives Fund
written to Rochester Institute of Technology (BBPAF in memo) and mailed to:
Heather Engel, Rochester Institute of Technology, Office of Development,
1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-9932.
Please forward this information to anyone you feel would be interested. I am
sure there may be many people I have missed.
If you have any questions or would just like to be in touch, e-mail to
peggyb [at] shentel.net
With great affection and appreciation of your friendship with Bernie,
EXHIBIT on view through May 31st
Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
144 Constitution Ave., NE (next to the Hart Senate Office Building)
Washington, DC 20002
This photographic exhibit by photojournalist Sharon Farmer, Pro-Active Woman, is a declarative
statement on the politics, creativity, evolution, and persistence of women to make a better world.
A pro-active woman becomes the vital connector that stimulates events that impact our lives in
many important ways.
Sharon Farmer has recorded some of the most memorable moments in our history. Her documentation of communities in the Washington Metropolitan area led to an appointment in 1993 as an Official White House Photographer of President Bill Clinton's administration, and later she became the first woman Director of White House Photography.
The exhibit may be viewed during Museum hours through May 31st, 2008.
This exhibit is a proud partnership of the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum and the White House News Photographers Association.
Charlie MacDonald has been appointed to the Executive Board of WHNPA to
serve out the term of Travis Fox. Charlie MacDonald, Supervising
Editor/Videographer NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Channel will be a valuable addition
to the E Board.
Oliver Douliery is the Grand Prize plus the Best in Category Winner in the
World in Focus Contest presented by PDN and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER.
Congratulations Oliver!! See the winning entries.
Renaissance M Hotel Reservations
It’s never too early to start planning for the spring gala!
If you need a hotel near the party at the Ritz Carlton, consider
* The Renaissance M Hotel
* 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW
* Washington, District Of Columbia 20037 USA
Click the link above and then enter your arrival date to begin the reservation process.
You can call Renaissance Hotels toll free reservations @ 1-800-HOTELS1 and ask for the White House Photographers room block or call the M Street in-house reservations department @ 202-776-9251 and ask for the White House Photographers room block.
MORE GALA RELATED INFO WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY…. STAY TUNED
The Television contEST was judged February 9 & 10 at National Geographic Channel Studios.
Brandi Paulson, WKYC-TV, Cleveland
Mike Harrity, KCNC-TV, Denver
Matt Rafferty, WJW-TV, Cleveland
Pat O’Gara, NECN-TV, Boston
Mieke Sullivan, Ft. Worth
Kevin Rans, Freelance
STUDENT THESIS SHOW AT THE CORCORAN
Kristoffer Tripplaar: America, an Extensive Satire , February 13 - 17 at the Corcoran. Download a PDF flyer. Opening reception February 14 from 6 - 8 pm in the North Atrium.
Student PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR contest judging takes place on March 15th at American University
Please tell your colleagues and friends about this and refer them to the student contest page which lists the rules and submission guidelines. Entries will be accepted until March 1 at 11:59 pm.
Download a printable poster and help us spread the word to eligible college students.
COLEMAN REED TUCKSON
It is with sadness that we report the passing of yet, another longtime
friend and colleague, Dr. Coleman Reed Tuckson, DDS. Coleman was a longtime
member of the WHNPA and worked with Arnie Sachs and his son, Ron for may
years at Consolidated News, contributing to their success with emphasis on
sporting events. Dr. Tuckson was most recently Professor Emeritus at Howard University School of Dentistry.
And finally, something of great fun! This is from WHNPA colleague Matthew
Cavanaugh, whose son is a finalist in the CUTEST LAST MINUTE TAX DEDUCTION contest!
Our boy Jonah has inexplicably fallen out of 1st place in the cutest tax
deduction contest! <http://www.cutesttaxdeduction.com/>
We need your help. Voting ends tonight at midnight.
Please forward this to as many people as possible. We
need to get out the vote. One final push before the polls close!
It is with great sadness that we inform you of you of the passing of yet another a longtime colleague and friend - Bernie Boston. Boston, a nationally acclaimed photojournalist with an unerring eye for the telling image, died Tuesday Jan. 22, 2008, at his home in Basye, Va., after a hard fought battle against Amyloidoisis, a blood infection. He was 74. Information about two memorial services has been posted on the in memoriam page. READ MORE
"Charlie was a graceful photographer, a generous colleague and a complete gentleman. The arc of his life tracked the sweep of world history in the 20th century, yet he will be remembered most for a thousand daily kindnesses."
-- Kathleen Carroll, AP senior vice president and executive editor
CONTEST DATES TO REMEMBER
SAVE THESE 2008 DATES
March 1, 2008 Student Contest entry deadline
More info on the Student contest
March 15, 2008 - Student Contest judging at American University
May 10, 2008 The Eyes of History Gala at the Ritz Carlton
Visit the Contest Info page for more details,judging info, schedules, rules and guidelines
Visit the Contest for links to the different competitions and to view winning entries
Your 2008 membership renewals have been mailed. Send in a check, or visit the member store to use the online payment option and charge your renewal via Pay Pal.Remember, if you’re planning to enter the Eyes of History contest, your membership MUST be up-to-date or you will be ineligible. RENEW NOW!
A NOTE FROM NIKON REP, MARK SUBAN
Welcome to 2008! It's time to Explore New Territory in a New Year with Nikon.
Hello I'm Mark Suban, the new Nikon Professional Market Technical Representative for the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area.
Nikon Professional Services (NPS) provides valuable assistance for pro photographers in every segment including photojournalism, industrial, police and forensic, medical photography, commercial, government and wedding photography. NPS has long been known for intensive coverage of field events with technical assistance and loaner equipment. NPS is also available to work with national photographic organizations offering advice and assistance, demonstrating the latest Nikon products and lecturing on various photography topics.
This email is intended help me gather the most up-to-date contact info for area professional photographers. Please reply to this email with a work or home email and a contact phone number. ( READ THE REST OF MARK'S MESSAGE AND DROP HIM A NOTE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE NIKON MAILING LIST)
WHNPA 2007 Project Grant
Freelance photographer Jamie Rose has been selected as the recipient of the White House News Photographers Association Education Committee 2007 Project Grant.
“Isolated: On the front lines with MSF in Northern Uganda” is about the doctors, nurses and aid workers of Medicins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) and their work in the in the refugee camps in northern Uganda as they work to provide medical services to the 1.3 million refugees in the 20-year-long war between the Lord’s Resistance Army (the rebels) and the Ugandan military.
“Jamie wants to not only document an organization (MSF) that seems to get far too little credit for their work but do so in a war few people know is being fought”, Leighton Mark, WHNPA Education committee Chairman said.
Rose, who has worked with MSF in Africa before, plans to concentrate her efforts on the MSF volunteers and the plight of their patients, producing still photos, text, audio and a multimedia product. She also plans to give lectures upon her return to the United States to heighten awarness of the situation in Northern Uganda.
VISIT THE MEMBER GALLERY PAGE FOR A SLIDESHOW FEATURING SOME OF JAMIE'S WORK ON THIS PROJECT.
The American Society of Media Photographers is putting together an educational seminar, Strictly Business 2, for early 2008 and they have offered a discount on registration to WHNPA members. The event will run in four cities from January to April 2008. ASMP's Strictly Business 2 is an interactive weekend seminar designed to give participants the tools to build a successful and sustainable business. The SB2 weekend will include consultations, lectures, video presentations, a keynote address, workshops, hands-on negotiating training, and social gatherings.General admission is $300, but they are offering a $50 discount to our members. You will need a code to receive the discount (TBA). Students, regardless of their membership status, will receive a $75 discount. More information will be available shortly...
RECENT NEWS ABOUT OUR MEMBERS
DAVID HUME KENNERLY , EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES
David Hume Kennerly's photographic documentary of the Gerald R. Ford presidency, published by the Center for American History, The University of Texas, Austin. Visit David's web site for more info or click the play button below to see the You Tube video. Vanity Fair's December issue spotlights a photo of Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan from this series in an article titled L.A. Noir, along with a slideshow.
Congratulations to Chester Panzer and his wife Mindy on the birth of their granddaughter, Eden (pronounced Aiden) Yahav Panzer. The 7 lb. baby was born Jan. 5, 2008 to their son, Seth and his wife Debora in Jerusalem, Israel.
Congratulations to Matthew Cavanaugh on the birth of his son, Jonah Thomas Cavanaugh on Dec. 20.
Congrats to Heidi and Jon Elswick's 11-year-old son, Kyle (whom most of you know) who has just been named his school's recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award.
Susana Raab's 2005 WHNPA funded project grant, Consumed, was published as a portfolio by the Italian newsmagazine, Internazionale. A selection of images from the project will also be exhibited in a group exhibition, YUMMY!, at the Nexxus Foundation for the Arts in Philadelphia, from Dec. 13- February 1, 2008.
Marty LaVor has another new book out --this time on the Basilica of the Assumption. Visit the WHNPA book page to see who has been reading it!
Usher v Corbis Members! Check out this update detailing the judge's ruling in Chris Usher's case against Corbis. It's a long, important story, so we've posted a separate page where you can read all about it...
SILVER CIRCLE HONOREES
Congratulations to WHNPA members, Pege Gilgannon, Doug Wilkes, and Samara Ewing. They will be among the "Silver Circle Honorees" at the National Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences ceremony on November 3, 2007. The Silver Circle honors those who have made significant contributions to the industry over 25 years or more in our area! Please tell them how proud of them you are when you have a chance! They are still inspiring many of us on a daily basis.
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DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
The Concord Monitor seeks a Director of Photography to lead its
The Monitor, a 20,000-circulation daily paper in New Hampshire's capital,
has a strong tradition of excellent daily photojournalism and documentary
projects. The Monitor staff has won many national awards, including NPPA,
SND and POYi awards for "Best Use of Photos", "Photo Story," campaign
coverage and picture editing. Columbia Journalism Review and Time magazines
called the Monitor one of the best small newspapers in the country.
The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills and a commitment to
coaching photographers. He or she will be highly organized, deadline driven
and have a track record of community journalism. The successful candidate
will also bring experience in multimedia storytelling on the web. In our
small newsroom, the photo editor works closely with the city editor and
features editors, generating story ideas and collaborating on design. The
job involves shooting periodic assignments when necessary. Outgoing photo
editor Dan Habib will be screening applicants. Please send a resume (with
at least 3 references), cover letter, salary requirements or history and
work samples (photography, design, multimedia, etc...) as soon as possible
-- no later than February 20th to:
attn: photo editor position
1 Monitor Drive
Concord, NH 03301
No phone calls please; email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
COLEMAN REED TUCKSON
It is with sadness that we report the passing of yet, another longtime friend and colleague, Dr. Coleman Reed Tuckson, DDS. Coleman was a longtime member of the WHNPA and worked with Arnie Sachs and his son, Ron for may
years at Consolidated News, contributing to their success with emphasis on sporting events. Dr. Tuckson was most recently Professor Emeritus at Howard University School of Dentistry.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of you of the passing of yet another a longtime colleague and friend - Bernie Boston. Boston, a nationally acclaimed photojournalist with an unerring eye for the telling image, died Tuesday Jan. 22, 2008, at his home in Basye, Va., after a hard fought battle against Amyloidoisis, a blood infection. He was 74. READ MORE.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our dear friend and long-time colleague Charlie Tasnadi, who passed away the evening of January 10, 2008, while in hospice care in Washington. Visit the in memoriam page for additional information.
Rembrances of our deceased friends and colleagues are posted on the in memoriam page.
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