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"20th Anniversary Exhibtion: Images of Women - Images of Tea opens at House of Photographic Art (HOPA)"
2001-10-10 until 2001-11-15
Women in Photography
Los Angeles, CA,
USA United States of America
To celebrate its 20th Anniversary as the world's leading photo resource organization for women working in the photographic arts, Women In Photography International (WIPI) kicks off the traveling exhibition International Tea Time: Images of Women - Images of Tea at the House of Photographic Art in San Juan Capistrano. The theme for the juried exhibition was inspired by a wonderful image of a teapot by the late photographer Linda McCartney, which will be exhibited along with 75 stunning images from 60 women artists. The images were chosen from over 1000 images submitted by women photographers from around the world, representing countries such as Australia, Canada, England, Greece, Italy, Kuwait, Scotland, and the USA, to name a few. Many of these remarkable photographs will be available for purchase. The exhibition will travel throughout the USA and internationally over the next two years, with invitations from Cuba, Italy, Pakistan and others.
We are thrilled to announce that Linda
McCartney's print, T-Pot, will be on
exhibit as well as a beautiful serene photograph by
her daughter Mary
McCartney Donald. Our Anniversary exhibit is a
wonderful testament to the
success of women photographers in the 21st
century, said Jean Ferro, photo
artist and president of WIPI.
Winner of the first place award in the Tea category
is Afternoons a
striking fine-art composition of tea bags taken by
Dar Spain. Carol Nye won
first place in the Women category with her
image of two Veiled Women in China. Each
first place winner will receive
an archival digital printer donated by Epson, USA.
The exhibition was juried by Cornelia H. Butler,
Photo Curator of the Museum
of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, and
Joyce Wilson, award-winning
fine art photographer and a Professor of Photography
at Brooks Institute,
Santa Barbara, CA. Juror Joyce Wilson commented,
Throughout history, women
have been the storytellers, and it is with dignity
and grace that these
images tell endless stories.
Women In Photography International was created in
1981 as a 501.c.3
educational outreach organization by a group of
women photographers who were
keen to communicate ideas, opportunities and their
passion for photography.
In 1985, the Distinguished Photographers Award was
established to honor
women who have contributed significantly to the
world of photography.
Previous winners include: Eve Arnold, Ruth
Bernhard, Judy Dater, Marion Post
Wolcott, Linda McCartney, Mary Ellen Mark, Ruth
Orkin, Joyce Tenneson and
WIPI promotes the visibility of women photographers
and their work. The web
site provides member galleries, reference library,
and the F2-eZine, which
contains articles from around the globe, marketing
news, photography links,
book reviews, and listings for competitions.