Brenda Ann Kenneally has been awarded the $20,000 W. Eugene Smith
Grant in Humanistic Photography for the year 2000. Her ongoing
photo essay examining the influence of the crack cocaine culture on
urban neighborhoods was mostly photographed in her own Brooklyn, NY
neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant.
The W. Eugene Smith Grant is one of the most prestigious awards in photojournalism. The applications for the 2001 Grant are due July 15th. Nikon provides financial support to this Grant as well as a number of other programs to help professionals further the art of photography. For more information, visit www.nikonusa.com.
Rock and Roll and Take Photos with Leica
Developed in cooperation with Leica Camera and rock and roll photographer Jim Marshall, the "Leica Camera/Jim Marshall Scholarship Photo Contest" is open to all college juniors and seniors with a major or minor in photography. All images must have been taken with a 35mm camera and the work completed in 2000 or 2001. The winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500 and a new Leica M6TTL camera with a 35mm f/2 Leica lens. Entries must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2001.
For more information visit www.leica-camera.com.
Nikon has announced the 2000/2001 schedule for the Nikon School of Photography, offering beginner and advanced amateur photographers advice on everything from the basics to the latest in new photographic techniques and technologies.
The school will visit a total of 21 cities from September 2000 through June 2001. For more information on the Nikon School, visit their Website at www.nikonschool.com.
National Contest Encourages Kids to Stop Violence
Kids across the country have a chance to show the world what a picture-perfect place it could be when they enter the "Stop Violence, Start Art, Picture Your Future" contest, sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company; Tommy Hilfiger, U.S.A., Inc.; and SHiNE, Inc., a national non-profit youth services organization. Entries, which call for participants to create a photo-collage showing their visual definition of peace, can be submitted through February 1, 2001.
One grand-prize winner will receive a trip to New York City with their family, to see his/her collage displayed on the Kodak Times Square Gallery.
For more information regarding the contest, visit www.kodak.com; www.shine365.com or www.tommy.com.
Mr. Paul Hoeffel and Mrs. Leona Forman of the Department of Public Information of the United Nations are pictured accepting the initial delivery of three digital cameras, a Fuji MX1200, Kodak DC2400, and Canon A-50 camera. The cameras were donated by member companies of the International Photographic Council (IPC) for the UN to monitor the peace process in such countries as Kosovo, Lebanon, and Sierra Leone.
The Thrid Annual Waterford Mammoth Camera Workshop is scheduled for June 24-30, 2001. Photographers will be provided the opportunity to use a number of large format cameras, from 4"x10" up to 20"x24". The workshop offers field work as well as studio and darkroom time. For more information, call Tillman Crane at (801) 816-2250 or Ann Treacy at (801) 576-4900.
Samsung Electronics America is proudly sponsoring Artisan Entertainment's movie, The Tangerine Bear. The sponsorship will benefit The Starlight Children's Foundation; a charity that provides gifts to children suffering from serious illness. When consumers purchase a Samsung Kids' VCR, they will receive a $10 mail-in-rebate that they can receive in full or partially, with the other half going to The Starlight Children's Foundation. They can also decide to donate the entire amount to the charity.
Do It Right the First Time
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: A No-Nonsense, Jargon-Free Guide for Beginners by Steve Bavister is a new title available from Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. (ISBN 1-85585-781-2) DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY is a simple and concise guidebook for those new to digital imaging.
For more information regarding this book or other titles from Sterling, visit their website at www.sterling.com.
The 2001 schedule is now available for the Santa Fe Workshops.
There are 80 week long photo workshops — in three sessions,
winter/spring, summer, and fall. The list of instructors is a
virtual who's-who in photography and include Lisl Dennis, Jay
Maisel, Geoge Schaub and Joyce Tenneson.
Popular workshops fill quickly! For more information, visit www.santafeworkshops.com or call 505.983.1400.
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. Inc., is contributing $7.8 million to bring giant pandas to the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park in Washington D.C., in celebration of the company's 35th anniversary of doing business in America. Fuji will help make it possible for the National Zoo to bring pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian from China into the U.S. Fujifilm will support the construction of a new research and habitat facility, as well as a new conservation education program designed to help people learn about giant pandas and the conservation of their habitats.