The Fujifilm PhotoPals class from Lafayette Elementary School in Washington, D.C., presented Dr. Lucy Spelman (left), director of the Smithsonian's National Zoo, with a giant Panda-Gram at the public opening of the zoo's new panda exhibit. Fujifilm is the lead sponsor of the new pandas, and the PhotoPals got a special preview of the exhibit and conducted a mini-press conference with Spelman. In a February cover story, SP&D chronicled Fujifilm's efforts to bring the two pandas, Tian Tian and Mei Xiang, to the United States.
Calumet Workshops Announce Schedule
Calumet Photographic has announced the schedule for its fifth annual series of Master Photographic Workshops. The workshops, sponsored by Calumet's educational division, The Calumet Institute, will be held on the campus of Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Maryland, in two one-week sessions: June 9-16 and 17-23, 2001.
The Master Photographic Workshops provide an opportunity for professional photographers of various disciplines to come together and enjoy an intensive, hands-on learning experience. This year's faculty lineup includes New York studio photographer Rick Becker, renowned architectural photographer Norman McGrath, colorful West Coast shooter Bobbi Lane, quad-tone printing guru George DeWolfe, leading digital instructors Dan Burkholder and Doug Sperling, publisher Steve Simmons, educator and commercial photographer Dennis Keeley and fine art photographers Les McLean and Richard Newman.
For more details on the Workshops or to register, call toll-free 1-888-280-3686, or visit Calumet's web site, www.calumetphoto.com.
Stock Market Breaks 4,700
More than 4,700 stock images are now available in Catalog 14 & CD 14 from The Stock Market Photo Agency. Released annually, the new collection features 30-plus categories of images and is available for online searching, licensing and downloading at www.stockmarketphoto.com. A copy of Catalog 14 or an e-commerce-enabled CD 14 can be purchased by calling
The massive, richly detailed photos of Andreas Gursky are the subject of a major new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The solo show is the first United States retrospective for this contemporary German artist, featuring some 40 of his works from 1984 to the present. His heavily saturated color photos, some as tall as 16 feet, focus on vast public scenes from stock exchanges to techno raves. The show, which runs through May 15, 2001, traces Gursky's progression from a classically trained artist to his more recent experiments with digital manipulation. For more information, visit www.moma.org.
PHOTO BY GREGORY BURSON PMDA Awards Dinner
The Disney Yacht & Beach Club in Orlando, Florida, was the site of the recent PMDA International Awards Dinner. Pictured (left to right) are Alan Kessler, PMDA president; George Kalinsky, recipient of the Professional Photographer Award that evening; Shigeo Ono, chairman, Nikon Corp.; Henry Froelich, chairman, Mamiya America Corp.; Yasushi Oishi, representative director of Fuji Photo Film Co. Inc.; and Kathy Schneider, chairperson, PMDA International Awards Dinner.
2001 Digital Shoot-Out Winners Are Announced
Fourteen digital cameras were named winners in the 2001 DIMA Digital Camera Shoot-Out at the PMA 2001 Annual Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida. Fifty-three digital camera entries and 18 manufacturers participated in the Shoot-Out. In the competition, Professional Photographic cameras captured images in two live-model studios, while the Commercial Strobe-Based and Scanning Capture cameras captured images of two commercial product setups. Entries were reviewed by trade attendees of PMA 2001, based on criteria including image/print quality, functionality, and price.
The Professional Photographic winners are as follows: Under $2,500 category, Olympus E-10, Olympus America Inc.; $2,501 to $5,000, Fuji Finepix S1 Pro, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A.; $10,000 to $16,000, Kodak DCS660, Eastman Kodak Company; Over$16,000, JOBO profile 6000, JOBO Fototechnic, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI.
The Commercial Strobe-Based winners are: One-Shot, JOBO profile 6000; Multi-Shot, JOBO profile 6000. The Commercial Scanning Capture winner is the Better Light Super 6k, Better Light Inc.
Photographer Kenneth Josephson, best known for his images of photographs within photographs, is getting his first full-scale retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City through May 27, 2001. Josephson (b. 1932) examines the act of picture-making and offers playful commentary on photographic truth and illusion. The Whitney show examines his relationship to Conceptualism and traces his love of light, composition, and design. In addition to Josephson's well-known images, more than a third of the exhibition consists of vintage and contemporary works never before exhibited or published. For more information, visit www.whitney.org.
Tuscany Workshops in Tuscany, Italy, will mark its sixth year by featuring noted photographer Joel Meyerowitz, who will head Tuscany's color photography workshop. Meyerowitz, a pro shooter for the last 30 years, is renowned for his color photographs of Cape Cod. The workshop, held on the 1,000-acre estate of the Castelnuovo Tancredi, runs June 3-16. For more information on the workshop, visit www.tuscanyworkshops.com.