Professional Photo Resources pix in Atlanta (http://pprpix.com) becomes a gold level sponsor for the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar by donating printing services for the Seminar’s print auction. Sales from the prints help defray costs for the Seminar, which will be holding its 43rd event on Nov. 13-14 at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast. The prints to be sold in the auction were donated by some of the world’s top photojournalists.
Serving working professionals since 1983, PPR is the largest photographic rental house in the southeast. PPR offers a complete selection of lighting, grip, and studio equipment as well as camera gear in all formats and all major brands.
There is less than one month remaining for college students to enter to win the Dave “Mullet” Martin Grant, offered by the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar. The grant, in its second year, gives one student who wishes to pursue or continue a personal photojournalism project.
The inaugural grant was awarded to Ohio University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate Sara Lewkowicz for her work on her project, “Shane and Maggie.” Lewkowicz is also a faculty member the 2015 Seminar, held Nov. 13-14 at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast.
Lewkowicz, a native New Yorker living in Brooklyn, has been published in Time Magazine, Stern, L’Espresso, Das Magazin, Internatzionale, the Baltimore Sun and numerous other magazines and newspapers. She has won several grants and awards, including first place in Contemporary Issue in World Press Photo, the L’Iris D’Or at the Sony WPO Awards, the 2013 Alexia Student Grant and the 2013 Ville de Perpignan Remi Ochlik Award, and she was named the 2013 College Photographer of the Year by POYi. She has a particular interest in documenting gender and sexuality issues.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in college. A detailed description of the project, including how the money will be spent, is required. Applicants should include a link to their portfolio, as well as to any work already begun on the project. (If the project has not been started, only a portfolio of work is required.) The project can be shot in stills, video, or a combination. Half of the grant will be awarded up front and half will be awarded when the project is submitted. The project must be submitted by Sept. 1, 2016. It will be showcased during the 2016 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and displayed on the group’s website. Seminar faculty and staff will determine the winner.
Martin, a larger-than-life longtime Associated Press photographer, passed away suddenly Jan. 1, 2014, while on assignment at the 2013 Chik-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta. His final photo was a vivid game-ender that summed up his philosophy and drive to get “the picture.” The $1,000 grant in his honor is designed to be awarded to a college student.
Donations to the grant fund can be made online at the EventBrite page photojournalism.eventbrite.com, or by mail to Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Inc., PMB 420, 5579-B Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338, Attn: KEVIN LILES Ref: DAVE MARTIN STUDENT GRANT
"As we’ve said before, Dave was as much teacher as photojournalist,"" said Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar President Kevin Liles. "This grant helps us share his legacy with others who didn’t get the chance to see him work in person – his desire to help others, teach and share what he had to offer, even to his competitors."
The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar's board of directors is pleased to announce the dates and location for the 2015 Seminar. The two-day event will take place Nov. 13-14, 2015, at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast and will feature photography and video workshops as well as distinguished speakers from the photojournalism field.
This will be the first year APS, now in its 43rd year, will hold the event at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast, a move that brings cheaper rooms for attendees and a host of nearby dining and entertainment options. Rooms for those registering for the Seminar will cost $79, a $20 savings from last year.
"This new location is perfect for us," said APS President Kevin Liles. "There are lots of places nearby that attendees can easily walk or catch a cab to, which was not the case at our previous location."
This year's Seminar also features a new structure for workshops. Video Day (V-Day) will be combined with Friday photo workshops, both being held on Friday, though on separate tracks. Saturday's program of featured speakers will remain unchanged. The shortening of the Seminar from three days to two was made in an effort to keep costs down and to allow more people to make the trip to Atlanta.
"We really wanted to give attendees the most bang for their buck, and we think that this new format will allow attendees to do that," Liles said.
Faculty members for the 2015 Seminar will be announced in the coming months and will be announced here on the Seminar's website and via social media (@atlantaseminar).
The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, America's longest continuously operating photojournalism conference, was founded in 1973 by a group of photojournalists representing newspapers, magazines and wire services. It promotes the highest standards of photojournalism through an annual educational
conference and a photography contest judged by working photographers.