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Calumet (www.calumetphoto.com) published its 2003 Photographer's Catalog, featuring the latest in digital and traditional imaging tools and supplies from leading manufacturers such as Nikon, Canon, Kodak, Epson, Hasselblad, Fujifilm. In addition, Calumet's website offers a "keyword search" to locate products offered in the catalog. Search for full product specs, whether the item is in stock, on special promotion, and a full array of related accessories. The website also offers customers online purchasing. For a free copy of the 2003 Photographer's Catalog, call (800) CALUMET (225-8638).

People in the News...

William J. DiMinno, senior vice president and general manager of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.'s Photo Imaging Group, will retire from the company later this year. Paul D'Andrea, currently vice president and general manager of Fujifilm's Consumer Markets Division, will assume DiMinno's title and responsibilities, effective April 1, 2003, at which time DiMinno will serve the company as senior vice president, Strategic National Accounts, until his retirement on October 1, 2003. Both will report to Stanley E. Freimuth, executive vice president and COO.

Parsons School of Design Begins Photo Program

Parsons School of Design announces the launch of its MFA in Photography and Related Technologies program. A 26-month, 64-credit program that blends practice and theory, the MFA is Parsons' bold move to educate photographers about the evolving creative position of the "photographer" today, especially in relationship to emerging imaging technologies and new media.

Participants engage in independent study and online learning during the fall/spring online sessions. During the semesters, students will continue to work on their studio projects under the online supervision of their advisor.

Interested applicants should contact James Ramer at ramerj@newschool.edu. Pending approval by New York State Education Department. For additional information, contact the Parsons Admissions Office at (212) 229-8910.

Book Corner...

Photographers and Their Studios: Creating an Efficient and Profitable Workspace (Amherst Media; ISBN: 1-58428-047-6) provides a peek inside the working studios of professional wedding, portrait, and commercial photographers. It includes a cross section of studio sizes, styles, and locations. Combining on-location photographs and interviews with the photographers, the author shows the challenges faced by each and the solutions they devised. (David & Charles; ISBN: 0-7153-1447-5) is an easy-to-follow practical guide that covers all aspects of taking photographs outdoors. Packed with useful tips, it helps photographers capture on film the "feel" of the places they visit. The book provides tricks to turn everyday outdoor snapshots into something special. (Collins & Brown; ISBN: 1-85585-999-8) offers all the essential information to achieving the best possible photographic record of a child's earliest years. In three sections, Hedgecoe analyzes a selection of classic images of babies and toddlers, presents a portfolio of images of the first 12 months in the life of a baby named Megan, and focuses on capturing photography with common subjects, like bathing. (Amhurst Media; ISBN: 1-58428-088-3) by Jeff Smith, details photography in a way that teaches photographers how to choose their own path. Rather than focusing on the author's theories or explaining his success, the book presents the facts of success for photographers to find what works best for them.

Message From GretagMacbeth

Although the names are similar, GretagMacbeth AG should not be confused with Gretag Imaging AG nor should it be associated with any recent announcements about Gretag Imaging's financial condition. GretagMacbeth, a totally distinct company, continues to demonstrate excellent financial health and future potential.

In reporting its mid-2002 financial results, GretagMacbeth demonstrated both profitability and positive cash flow. The company has no outstanding debt and substantial cash reserves and it expects a significant increase in operating profit and net income on a full-year basis.

Workshops...

The 2003 Art Workshops in Guatemala (www.artguat.org) schedule of 10-day travel programs features classes on:

• Portraiture/Photographing the Soul of Indigenous Guatemala with Nance Ackerman (February 27-March 8),

• Adventure Travel Photography with Steve Northup (March 29-April 7),

• Documentary Photojournalism / Telling a Story with Pictures with David Wells (July 21-30),

• Spirit of Place/Photography with Doug Beasley (October 26- November 4).

See the website for details.

The next session of the Long Island Photo Workshop will take place August 11-15, 2003, in Oakdale, NY. The instructors and courses for this year's workshop are: Joseph and Louise SimoneArtistic Portraiture; Eddie TappIntermediate Photoshop/Digital Studio Class; Gary SmallPhotoshop for Beginners; Kevin KubotaOne Week Digital Intensive; and Jay MeiselTaking Your Photography to New Heights. For more information, visit www.liphotoworkshop.com or contact Gary Oppenheim at garyo@optonline.net.

Exhibitions...

In collaboration with five other Maine venues, the Portland Museum of Art (www.portlandmuseum.org) is presenting a major exhibition of work by Sebastiano Salgado, one of the world's leading documentary photographers. "Sebastiano Salgado: Migrations-Humanity in Transition" and "The Children" feature more than 310 black & white photographs divided into five themes and displayed in six venues statewide, through March 23, 2003.

The World Monuments Fund Gallery (www.wmf.org) in New York presents an exhibition of work by internationally acclaimed photographer Lynn Davis through May 21, 2003. "Monuments: The Photographs of Lynn Davis" comprises images of ancient and modern art and architecture in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Jordan, Peru, and Romania. Sales of selected prints will benefit the World Monuments Fund.


   







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