Women In Photography International (WIPI) announces an
international call for entries for "virtual * visual : people - places -
things," an international juried online photographic exhibition of works by
female photographers. Deadline for entries is July 1, 2004, midnight PST.
Exhibition will run from August 1 - October 1, 2004 at
"Virtual * visual" will feature seventy-four juried images on WIPI's web
site. The call for entries is open to female photographers, professional and
amateur, using any photographic process. The exhibit will reflect a variety
of work from fine art to photojournalism to commercial photography:
"virtually everything" women photograph. Entries must be submitted as
digital files at www.WomenInPhotography.org via the online form.
Women In Photography International was created in 1981 as a 501.c.3
educational outreach organization by women photographers 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, Berenice Abbott and
2003 Award Winner Annie Leibovitz.
WIPI's online resource center provides member galleries, reference library,
and the F2-eZine, which contains articles from around the globe, marketing
news, photography links, book reviews and competition listings, and
currently receives 40,000+ visitors/month.
"Because WIPI is an international organization and has such a strong online
presence, an online exhibit is the perfect venue to showcase and promote the
work and vision of female photographers worldwide," said Jean Ferro, photo
artist and president of WIPI.
"Virtual * visual" will be curated by Carrie Villines, Photographer and WIPI
Professional Member. Carrie views the integration of photography and
technology as a powerful tool for redefining creativity, and recognizes the
ability of the internet to further WIPI's mission of optimizing exposure to
an international audience.
Jurors include Jean Ferro, Photo Artist/WIPI President; Graham Howe,
Founder, Curatorial Assistance, Inc., Author and Curator; Maria Piscopo,
Creative Services Consultant; Miriam Romais, Managing Director, En Foco/New
York; and Stuart Vail, Editor-In-Chief/Publisher, TheScreamOnline.com.
Additional jurors to be announced. From the jurors' selection, viewers will
be able to vote online for the People's Choice Award.
Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, People's Choice, and Best
Professional (USA and Foreign) and Amateur (USA and Foreign). There will
also be honorable mentions in each category. Prizes include WIPI
memberships, online photo galleries at www.WomenInPhotography.org, FotoQuote
Pro 5.0 software, Fresh Lists marketing databases, Allworth Press
photographic books, Calument Photographic and more.
The online exhibit will also be archived in WIPI's extensive online archive