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Young Photographers Alliance To Host Opening Reception Celebrating the 2014 Mentoring Program

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NEW YORK, NY — Young Photographer’s Alliance (YPA) will host a reception and exhibit for the 2014 “Boundaries” Mentoring Program. It will be held at The Art Director’s Club, on 106th West 29th Street in New York City on Tuesday February 24th.

The 2014 YPA mentoring program included 11 teams that spanned the US and Canada, as well as teams from London, England. This is the program’s fifth year, which includes college level students and industry professionals, and it is with great pleasure that YPA can report another successful year.

Many of the mentees and mentors will be in attendance, and YPA encourages friends, families, art supporters and art lovers to join them in celebrating their success. Unlike the theme, which will resonate with many, the mentees were able to operate as if no boundaries existed. The results are extraordinary and truly show what it means to overcome adversarial situations, as well as the positive connotations with the word, such as security and reconciliation. To view the results from this year’s program go to http://www.youngphotographersalliance.org/2014-mentoring.php and click on “Online Gallery of Boundaries photo essays”.

Winners of various “Best Of” categories will be announced during the evening. Categories will include:

• Best overall mentee
• Best single team
• Best team

A number of prizes will be awarded from YPA, ASMP, Photoshelter and Phaseone. YPA is still actively looking for prize donations. If interested please contact info@youngphotographersalliance.org.

The evening will run from 6pm-9pm. A suggested donation of $20 is encouraged in order to support future programs. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening. More information about this past year’s program can be found at http://www.youngphotographersalliance.org/2014-mentoring.php. We encourage all to join us in celebrating this year’s Mentees.

Young Photographers Alliance Announces Resignation of President and Treasurer

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NEW YORK, NY —Young Photographer’s Alliance (YPA) bids farewell to some of its most prominent and important board members. President Bob Hendriks and Treasurer Deborah Free have quietly announced resignation from their positions on December 31st 2014.

Free co-founded YPA with Jerry Tavin in 2009 to create opportunities that would inspire and empower young, gifted photographers. With a background in photography and agency relations, it was only natural that she utilized these well-honed skills in an educational and outreach context. Her passion and drive for the organization inspired her to create the internationally respected mentorship program, which has recently completed its fifth year, of which she has coordinated four. The resources she has supplied have had a positive impact on the photographers that have been fortunate enough to participate, facilitating rich artistic and professional experiences.

Hendriks joined YPA in July 2012 first as a board member. His dedication and enterprising approach to re-shape and re-organize YPA made him the best candidate to replace Tavin as President in June 2013. Many exciting and successful events have taken place under his tutelage, including the inaugural Gala event that occurred this past November at the Morgan Library and Museum. In addition to this role, which is completely volunteer-based, Hendriks runs his own visual content production company Bob Hendriks Concepts and is managing director of In Transit Images. Rotating leadership was a concept that Hendriks felt strongly about, so as to always keep momentum within the organization. After a year and half of successful endeavors, he felt it was time to pass on the opportunity to someone new.

The decision to resign from YPA has been bittersweet for Free – “It’s been a long road, with a lot of time and effort extended into creating and running YPA. Though I’ve enjoyed the journey I find myself at that stage in my life where I need to focus more on my career as well as taking care of our elderly parents, all of which will require much time and energy.”

Hendriks and Free will be stay for a transitional period of two months, allowing their successors to take full control as of the end of February. Currently the positions have not been filled, but the board is in the process of determining who would be best suited to fill the very large shoes that have been left behind.

Should there be any questions regarding this matter, or if there is interest in joining YPA as it embarks on a new chapter, all inquiries can be sent to info@youngphotographersalliance.org.

About YPA

Young Photographers Alliance (YPA), a 501(c)3 educational foundation dedicated to developing the talent of young photographers,is a global community where young photographers connect with the inspiration, resources and contacts they need to build successful and sustainable careers as the artists and communicators of the future. The foundation brings together a wealth of industry experience through its board and membership and offers real-world knowledge, insight, experience and contacts to help students and other emerging photographers develop their artistic skills and business acumen as photography professionals. Likewise, through its programs, YPA helps established photography professionals connect with the next generation of innovative image-makers. To make initiatives such as the Mentoring Program, the YPA is always looking for supporting partners and sponsors, please contact us for further information by visiting YPA online at www.YoungPhotographersAlliance.org.

 

 

 

Young Photographers Alliance Hosts Opening Reception Celebrating the 2013 Mentoring Program

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NEW YORK, NY —Young Photographer’s Alliance (YPA) hosted their Opening reception for the 2013 Escape Mentoring Program. It was held at Calumet Gallery in New York City. There was a fantastic turnout of over 150 attendees, 25 of whom were mentees attending from all around North America.

Thanks to the ASMP Foundation, YPA’s Founding Sponsor. Others included Brooklyn Brewery, who supplied the beer, cheese platters by Indiana Market & Catering, prints from Parsons New School, matting from NY Fine Art Gallery and Glasshouse Images supplied the bar and morning session.

Winners of various “Best Of” categories were also announced during the reception. The following winners are from the UK:

  • Commended project – Tania Gibson (London)
  • Highly Commended project – Yang Zhou (London)
  • Best image – Anna Pitrowska (Bristol)
  • Best project – Claire Maxwell (Glasgow)

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There was also a category for Best Overall:

  • Best team – Nashville
  • Best single image – Chase Guttman (New York)
  • Best overall mentee – Mei Ratz (Portland)

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These talented photographers received free retouching by KeyIndia Graphics (www.keyindiagraphics.com) and an ASMP Merit membership (www.asmp.org). Guttman and Ratz also received $250 and $500 gift certificates for Calumet Photographic  (www.calumetphoto.com), a photographic retail and photofinishing specialty store.

The New York teams presented their ESCAPE Anthology after receiving $1500 in sponsorships to produce it. All eleven members were responsible for every step, from shooting to printing and distribution. The combination of the generous sponsorship and solid financial planning allowed the teams to print 500 hard copies. An electronic version is also available online (bit.ly/1d0iasB), as well as a Facebook page to continue the promotion of the anthology.

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The evening was a great success, bursting with energy and excitement. ASMP helped to extend the artistic experience by hosting a Photo Walk the following day for visiting mentees. It was overall a great opportunity for mentees to meet one another and other attendees had the opportunity to experience the fresh and budding talent of all the photographers.

Photo Credits: Anna Pitrowska (Bristol), Chase Guttman (New York), Mei Ratz (Portland)

About YPA

Young Photographers Alliance (YPA), a 501(c)3 educational foundation dedicated to developing the talent of young photographers,is a global community where young photographers connect with the inspiration, resources and contacts they need to build successful and sustainable careers as the artists and communicators of the future. The foundation brings together a wealth of industry experience through its board and membership and offers real-world knowledge, insight, experience and contacts to help students and other emerging photographers develop their artistic skills and business acumen as photography professionals. Likewise, through its programs, YPA helps established photography professionals connect with the next generation of innovative image-makers. To make initiatives such as the Mentoring Program, the YPA is always looking for supporting partners and sponsors, please contact us for further information by visiting YPA online at www.YoungPhotographersAlliance.org.

To make initiatives such as the Mentoring Program the YPA is always looking for supporting partners and sponsors, please contact us for further information …..

For more information please contact:

Deborah Free                                                                                                   Young Photographers Alliance (YPA)
585-768-7880-p
585-768-2941-f
deborah@youngphotographersalliance.org
www.youngphotographersalliance.org
Inspire. Educate. Empower.

YPA Mentoring Program Exhibition

YPA is excited to announce that the Calumet Gallery will once again host the annual YPA Mentoring Program Exhibition. On display will be the brilliant and deeply personal photo essays of seventy-two college photography students who participated in the 2013 Mentoring Program on the theme of Escape.

            Location: Calumet Gallery, 2nd Floor, 22 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010 (map)

            Exhibit: January 13–19, 2014, 9am-5pm (free entry)

            Opening evening: Wednesday, January 15, 5:30pm–9pm ($20 donation suggested)

The opening evening is a unique opportunity to meet industry leaders in the photography and stock image industries. Join YPA on this special night to enjoy stunning photography while celebrating and supporting the next generation of young global talent. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer will be served. 

72 mentees, nineteen teams from around the world, many of whom will be in attendance at our opening reception all working on a common theme “Escape”! View the results of their hard work.

For more details go to –

http://www.youngphotographersalliance.org/2013-mentoring-exhibition.php

To register directly go to –

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2013-mentoring-program-exhibition-escape-tickets-9748260309

To read more about this years theme “Escape” and to get a preview of the images essays of the  participants go to-

http://www.youngphotographersalliance.org/2013-mentoring.php

We look forward to your joining us in this celebration of new young talent and to see some incredible imagery!!