Tyra Banks, Glamour Magazine, Deutsch Inc, National Geographic, Getty Images Join WomeninPhotography.org as Jurors for Beauty Camera Eye of the Beholder

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An online photographic call for entries. Juried by top industry professionals from Images by female photographers, exploring the concept of beauty from around the globe, will be presented by Women in Photography International, deadline to enter, May 1st, midnight, PST (http://www.womeninphotography.org)

Supermodel Tyra Banks, Suzanne Donaldson/Glamour Magazine, Deutsch Inc, National Geographic, Getty Images and top professionals join Women In Photography International to participate as jurors for “Beauty: Camera Eye of the Beholder,” an international photographic online call for entries created by WomenInPhotography.org.

The juried exhibition will feature 100 images by female photographers exploring the concept of beauty, representing eight categories, Photojournalism, Fashion, Portrait, Still Life, Environment, Lifestyle, Conceptual, and Architecture. Call for Entries and exhibit is presented by Women In Photography International the #1 online resource center for women photographers worldwide. Deadline for entries is May 1, 2005, midnight PST. The Exhibition will run from June 1-September, 2005 at http://www.WomenInPhotography.org.

Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, as the saying goes. Given the subjective nature of beauty, entrants are encouraged to push the boundaries of accepted notions of beauty and show their distinctive perception of beauty. According to Jean Ferro, Photo Artist and President of WIPI, "In a world of chaos and violence, the WIPI call for entries and the resulting online exhibition will be a contrast, a virtual imprint of how female photographers record beauty in the world around them. We are thrilled to have gathered such an exciting group, of top professionals, who are at the helm of the world's presentation of imagery to juror the WIPI call for entries," said Ferro.

Beauty Jurors include:

  • Tyra Banks, supermodel, TV/Film Producer/Bankable Productions, Founder/TZone Foundation
  • Abby Bussel - Executive Editor, Architecture Magazine,
  • Michael DePirro, Senior Vice President, Group Creative Director, Deutsch Inc/NY
  • Suzanne Donaldson, Director of Photography, Glamour Magazine
  • Clare Freestone - Assistant Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery/London
  • Alfonso Gutierrez - Editor/Managing Director, AGE Fotostock, Barcelona.
  • Charlie Holland - Director of Photography, Getty Images
  • Valerie May - Senior Editor of New Media, National Geographic Magazine
  • Carol McCusker, PhD - Curator, Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA)
  • Anne Telford - Editor-at-Large, Communication Arts

The exhibit is curated by Carrie Villines, photographer and WIPI Professional Member. Carrie has curated WIPI's previous online photo exhibits, "virtual * visual" and "Decisive Moments." Prizes from FreshLists.com, FotoQuote.com and others will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners. The online exhibition will showcase the 1st and 2nd place winners as well as 10 honorable mention images from each of the eight categories. The top eight winners will be in the August edition of Studio Photography & Design in an feature article about WIPI's Beauty online exhibition.

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. Since 1985 WIPI has presented its Distinguished Photographers Award to honor women who have contributed significantly to the world of photography. Winners include Eve Arnold, Ruth Bernhard, Judy Dater, Marion Post Wolcott, Linda McCartney, Mary Ellen Mark, Ruth Orkin, Joyce Tenneson, Berenice Abbott, Annie Leibovitz and 2004 Award Winner Sylvia Plachy.

WIPI's online resource provides member galleries, reference library, and the F2-eZine, which contains articles from around the globe, industry news, marketing news, photography links, book reviews and competition listings and bibliography of over 23,000 women photographers. WIPI's past and present sponsors have included, Epson America, Kodak Professional, Lensbabies, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Hollywood Arts Council, Pierce College Foundation, Samy's Camera, Calumet, Lomography Society, Lucie Awards. Stephen Cohen Gallery, Allworth Press. Go Video and others. Beauty, Camera Eye of the Beholder will become part of the WIPI online archive.

"If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world." -Chinese Proverb

"Even beauties can be unattractive. If you catch a beauty in the wrong light at the right time, forget it. I believe in low lights and trick mirrors. I believe in plastic surgery." -Andy Warhol

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt

We are beautiful in every single way.

-Christina Aguilera (from "Beautiful" - written and composed by Linda Perry)


Carrie Villines, Curator

Women In Photography International

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