Hallmark Institute of Photography Announces Three World-Class Photographers to Review Year-end Student Portfolios

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World-Class Photographers Barbara Bordnick, Beth Reynolds and David Turner Selected to Review Hallmark's Class of 2008 Year-end Student Portfolios.

Hallmark Institute of Photography is pleased to announce the selection of three world-class photographers to review the year-end student portfolios of the Class of 2008. Iconic portrait and fashion photographer Barbara Bordnick from New York City, passionate photo-documentary photographer Beth Reynolds from Ft Lauderdale, FL, and internationally acclaimed commercial and fashion photographer David Turner from New York City have been chosen to review each individual student portfolio from this year's graduating class. Each of these photographers exemplifies the top of his and her individual imaging disciplines.

The Portfolio Review process represents the culmination of the student's 10-month professional photography training at Hallmark. During the Portfolio Review process, the review panel will critically analyze each individual student portfolio to determine whether or not it possesses the necessary technical and artistic skills that qualify the student for employment in field of professional photography and imaging. Students will receive in-depth commentary from each of the panelists as to the areas of strength and weakness represented in his or her portfolio. Upon successful completion of the year-end portfolio process, the student qualifies for a Certificate of Completion from Hallmark. Hallmark's President, George J. Rosa III states, "We are absolutely thrilled to have access to the caliber of talent, commitment and passion that these three world-class photographers bring to Hallmark's year-end portfolio review process. I don't know of a better year-end gift we could provide to our students than the opportunity for each of them to have their bodies of work reviewed and commented on by professional photographers with the diverse and exceptional experience of this panel." The Portfolio Review process begins on Thursday, May 22nd and goes through Friday, June 13th.

Barbara Bordnick is an internationally acclaimed portrait and fashion photographer. Barbara began her career in Copenhagen and Paris creating fashion imagery for the pages of Harpers Bazaar. In 1968, she returned to New York City to open her own studio and begin her forty-year career as one of the first and foremost women photographers in the nation. Her work is part of many permanent collections including the International Center for Photography in New York City, The Gilman Paper Collection in NY, The Polaroid Collection in Cambridge, MA, the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, and the Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography in Turners Falls, MA. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Parson's School of Design, as well as a lecturer and educator at workshops, colleges and conferences around the world. To learn more about Barbara, visit http://barbarabordnick.com.

Beth Reynolds is an award-winning photo-documentary photographer who lives and works in St. Petersburg, FL. Her work and life reflect her ongoing desire to not only document and share the people and images around her, but more importantly, she uses this passion, empathy and skill to help those around her. Beth runs a successful publishing company, is the Photography and Digital Coordinator for the Art Center in St Petersburg, and is a public affairs specialist for the US Coast Guard Reserves. Beth lectures at workshops around the world, has published numerous books and exhibits her work across the country. Beth states, "Documentary photography walks a fine line between empathy and exploitation, between what to shoot and what not to shoot. Hard to define, the struggle is present every time a project begins. In the end, a 'true' picture reflects the truth and soul of a person. To realize such pictures, I make photo-documentaries rather than single images, because this process takes me through time and creates a more complete story." To learn more about Beth, visit http://photodocumentarypress.com.

David Turner is a New York City commercial/fashion photographer. David started his career in Milan, Italy, shooting features for top fashion magazines. Later he joined Fairchild Publications that publishes W Magazine and Women's Wear Daily. Living and working in NYC, David does numerous assignments for major commercial clients around the world. David is currently the Sr. Photographer for Hearst Magazines that publishes Harpers Bazaar, Esquire, and Seventeen Magazine, among others. His recent assignments include Donald Trump, Sean Combs, Nicole Kidman, Damond Dash, and Tommy Hilfiger. David brings a lifelong passion and love for the field of professional photography, in addition to a wealth of talent, experience and knowledge, exemplifying his successful career as one of New York City's most talented photographers. To learn more about David, visit http://davidturnerphotography.com.

About Hallmark:
Hallmark Institute of Photography provides a real world, serious approach to professional photographic education, where training is completed within ten months. Its objective is to successfully educate and graduate professional image-makers with the technical, artistic and business skills necessary for success. Upon completion of the 10-month program, graduates can expect to open their own photographic business or fill preliminary or advanced employment positions in the diverse and competitive marketplace of today's professional imaging industry. Hallmark uses only the most up-to-date technology, highly experienced and qualified staff, and a logical and realistic set of standards and processes, providing each student with the tools they need to succeed. For more information, visit http://hallmark.edu.

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