Getty Images Inc., sponsored the International Center of Photography's 17th Annual Infinity Awards, held May 15 in NYC. Roger Therond, winner of the newly titled Getty Images Lifetime Achievement Award, and Mary Ellen Mark, winner of the Cornell Capa Infinity Award for distinction as a photographer, will each receive $25,000 for their contributions to photography.
MUSEUM ACQUIRES JULIEN LEVY COLLECTION
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has acquired the Julien Levy collection of almost 2000 photographs. The photography collection was amassed by one of the most influential proponents of modern art and photography in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s.
More than 130 artists are represented in the collection, including Imogen Cunningham, Man Ray and Paul Outerbridge.
The Museum acquired the collection in part as a gift from Levy's widow, Jean Farley Levy, and with a major contribution from philanthropists Lynne and Harold Honickman. For additional information, visit www.philamuseum.org.
Annabel Williams has written a new book entitled Professional Potraiture (ISBN 1-883403-80-4), distributed by Silver Pixel Press. Williams shares her secrets for capturing natural photographs. Professional Portraiture will show the reader how to approach a photo session - from the beginning - setting up backgrounds, choosing props, putting subjects at ease and editing the final images. This book is packed with tips and advice to help photographers make all of their subjects feel like models. For more information, visit www.silverpixelpress.com.
BLIND & DYSLEXIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
dotPhoto Inc., provided recording and photo services for the National Achievement Awards of Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFBD). The awards, which honor students and other noteworthy individuals who champion the needs of students with print disabilities, were presented April 30 in New York. Sound clips from the event will be added to a section of dotPhoto's online photo service featuring photos of the award recipients. The photos will be available for viewing at the dotPhoto site, accessible via a link the RFBD is providing at www.rfbd.org/NAA.htm.
SMITHSONIAN HONORS FUJIFILM
Fujifilm received the Smithsonian Institution's 2001 Corporate Leadership Award for its role as lead sponsor of Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, the new giant pandas at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Congressman Robert Matsui (D-CA, left), Smithsonian Institution Secretary Lawrence Small (right) and Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. Senior Vice President and General Manager William DiMinno (center) are pictured with the Award.
FUJI PUTS FANS UP CLOSE
Fuji is partnering with Major League Baseball teams to host Fujifilm Photo Days. When consumers purchase Fujifilm or QuickSnap OTU cameras at a participating retailer, they can gain early admission to baseball games designated Fujifilm Photo Days by showing the proof of purchase with their tickets. Participating fans will be able to enter a special section to take pictures with the ball players before the games begin.
Silver Pixel Press and RotoVision have collaborated on a new series of books. Lighting for Still Life (ISBN 1-883403-87-1) is one book in the series. Author Steve Bavister begins with a discussion of light and the variety of meters available to measure it. Diagrams allow the reader to duplicate each of the set-ups by copying what the photographer has done. A variety of subjects are shown in full color. Simple lighting set-ups as well as elaborate shoots will challenge and inspire photographers of every level. Photographer comments provide insight into the background surrounding the photos.
For more information, visit www.silverpixelpress.com.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DIGITIZES IMAGES FOR INCLUSION ON WEBSITE
The Library of Congress, located in Washington, D.C., has added three new collections to its American Memory Website, which is located at www.americaslibrary.gov.
"Edward S. Curtis': The North American Indian: Photogaphic Images" is a 20-volume set presenting 2,226 images.