In Photography International (WIPI) hosted a worldwide competition for their 20th Anniversary
Exhibition, titled "Tea Time: Images of Women, Images of Tea," and out of the hundreds
of submitted works, 75 images were chosen representing 63 women, with three winners in the two
"Images of Women":
Carol Anne Nye, first; Jane Fulton Alt, second; Shahla Bebe, third.
"Images of Tea":
Dar Spain, first; Julia K. McLemore, second; Adrien Meredith Hefta, third.
The Exhibition was held
at the House of Photographic Art in San Juan Capistrano, California, October 10-November 15,
2001. The entire collection will then tour the world, and slides of each work will be permanently
archived at Yale University.
A beautiful multimedia CD of the exhibit contains: images, biographical information, and resumes
on each artist; a wonderful soundtrack; the introduction includes Linda McCartney's classic
"T-Pot" photograph with text by WIPI President Jean Ferro; "Is Anatomy Destiny?Notes from
the Historical Record" by Peter Palmquist, Historian and Founder/Curator of the Women In Photography
Archive; statements by Jurors, Joyce Wilson (Professor at Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa
Barbara) and Cornelia Butler (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA] Los Angeles); listing
of Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Charter and PRO members, and Credits. The CD is available
Founded in 1981, and reorganized in 2000 as an online resource center, Women in Photography
International serves the needs of photographers, photo educators, photography students, gallery
owners, and photographic organizations around the world. In keeping with their mission, they
promote the visibility of women photographers and their work through a variety of programs,
exhibitions, juried competitions, and publications.
As an educational nonprofit organization, WIPI perpetuates this tradition by providing member
benefits that accommodate changing interests and needs as they head into their third decade
as a resource for the international photographic community.
Their quarterly newsmagazine f2 is an online e-Zine publication with member profiles
and portfolios, interviews, book reviews, product information, and gallery listings. This f2
publication, in combination with the WIPI Archives, is a premiere resource and an unparalleled
World Wide Web network for the international community of women in photography. Please visit
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