The Tessina, twin-reflex mini camera, custom built in Switzerland is still being produced 45 years after its introduction. The Tessina is smaller than a pager, and uses standard 35mm film. This camera has been called the ideal miniature camera for surveillance and candid observation photography.
The Envelope Please
The winners of the 2001 Ilfopro photography contest have been chosen. Participants competed in three major categories: Digital, Black and White print, and Color print. The contest was only open to Ilfopro members and all entries were printed on Ilford print materials. The winning images were found to be among the most "unique."
Pictured here is the first place image in the digital category, the winning photographer, Robert Schramm of W. Virginia.
Agfa Vista Wins Design Award
Agfa Consumer Imaging's new Vista films recently won the Institute of Packaging Professionals' (IoPP) prestigious AmeriStar award for Retail Packaging. The award was presented at a reception in Naperville, IL, December 7th, 2001.
The AmeriStar is awarded based on a variety of criteria including innovation, protection, economics, performance, marketing and environmental impact. The hexagonal package design, which is available in special holiday promotion 6-packs of 200- and 400-speed film, is now eligible for the worldwide competition for a WorldStar award sponsored by the World Packaging Organization.
Photo by Leigh Grimm. Seeing Red
PhotoAlley.com's latest online photography contest is all about seeing red. PhotoAlley community members are asked to submit their best photos that represent the theme "Red." The grand prize winner will receive a Kodak DX3600 camera. The deadline for this contest is January 31, 2002 and photos can be taken with film based or digital cameras but must be submitted as a digital file. For more info., visit www.photoalley.com.
Five photojournalists have been appointed as the National Geographic Society's first Contributing Photographers-in-Residence. The photojournalists are Sam Abell, David Doubilet, Karen Kasmauski, Emory Kristof and Frans Lanting. The photographers will develop projects and programs in tandem with special conservation initiatives. They will also represent the Society around the world. Fieldwork undertaken during their terms will be supported by the National Geographic Society and be conducted under its banner.
Basic Studio Lighting, The Photographer's Complete Guide to Professional Techniques is a new book from Tony Corbell; (ISBN 0-8174-3550-6), published by Amphoto. Basic Studio Lighting is perfect for beginners to the studio as well as seasoned photographers.
Corbell discusses lighting equipment, in addition to lighting techniques and principles. Dozens of creative photographs illustrate the techniques used.
Konica and bigchalk have recently kicked off the Konica bigchalk SnapShare Online Contest to help connect classrooms with digital photography. Educators or parents can win a Konica SnapShare Digital Internet Photo Studio through an online contest, and a total of 10 will be given away. The contest ends January 31, 2002.
For rules and regulations visit www.bigchalk.com/bc/konica.
Secret Games: Wendy Ewald, Collaborative Works with Children will be on exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, from January 19 - April 8, 2002. Wendy Ewald has taught photography to children as a means of building literacy and self-esteem, for more than 30 years. She also makes photographs on her own of the communities she works with and collaborates with these children by having them mark and write on her negatives, thereby challenging fundamental beliefs about documentary photography. This exhibit is a retrospective highlighting 13 bodies of work created from 1969-1999.
After presentation at the Corcoran the show will travel to the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design and then the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri.
For more information, visit www.corcoran.org.