Friday Happy Hour: NPPA Winners, Japan Relief & PhotoShelter News

Friday Happy Hour: NPPA Winners, Japan Relief & PhotoShelter News

NPPA Names Short Grants Program Winners

The National Press Photographers Association named its five winners this week for their $3,000 grant to work on photography projects in their respective communities. Among the winners are four PhotoShelter members: Victor J. Blue, Gabriela Bulisova, Matt Eich, and Mark Ovaska. The purpose of the Short Grants Program is to support visual journalism. The photographers’ projects included women prisons, rehabilitating soldiers, and high school football players dreaming of making it to the NFL.

EYE SEE Project To Support Children Affected By Japan Earthquake

Sony and Unicef’s EYE SEE project comes to Japan this November to support the children who have suffered as a result of the earthquake last March. Its aim is to provide children the opportunity to express themselves through photography. The project has actually been running since 2006 and has had great success in South Africa, Rwanda, and Pakistan. Children receive a Cyber-Shot camera and attend workshops with photographer Giacomo Pirozzi. The photos taken during the workshops will be available to the public after November.

Photo by Robert Gilhooly

Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Convention

The WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) announced the featured speakers scheduled for their annual convention’s educational seminars. Speakers will include Mindy Wise, Jerry Ghonis, Jasmine Star, Catherine Hall, and more. On February 16, 2012, photographers from around the world will congregate in Las Vegas for the convention that will also include nearly 160 classes on succeeding in professional photography. You can register for the convention here.

PhotoShelter Releases Latest Free Guide

Selling Stock Photography, the latest in PhotoShelter’s library of free photography business guides, was released yesterday to great success. This 48-page guide is equipped with insights for photographers seeking to sell their images independently or though stock photo agencies. You’ll get key business tips direct from stock buyers like Random House and Conde Nast, and stock photographers like seasoned veteran David Sanger and Visuals Unlimited. Click here to get Selling Stock Photography delivered to your inbox for free.

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