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Agfa Launches International
B&W Photo Competition
Black and white photography concentrates on the essentials. That defines
its particular charm and, at the same time, its inherent challenge.
To encourage photographers to embrace both its charm and its challenge,
Agfa has announced "Action, Emotion & Memories," an
international black and white photo competition being held from May
15 to August 15, 2003.
"What we're looking for is pictures from the midst of life,
with an eye for atmospheres and emotions, for unforgettable moments,"
said Peter Lebovitz, Agfa Senior Marketing Manager. "The top three
winners will find their competition photo and their name on the new
packaging of Agfa Multicontrast range photo paper starting in 2004."
In addition, each photographer of the best 12 entries selected by the
professional jury will be awarded a Leica camera. And, the winners will
attract worldwide attention with the publication of their photos and
names in a high-quality 2004 calendar that will be sold worldwide starting
in October 2003.
Competition rules can be found on the Internet under the heading Pro
Photo & Labs at www.agfa.com.
More information on the competition also is available by e-mail at:
Polaroid: On The
For the second consecutive year, Polaroid will conduct its professional
photography Road Show tour, a series of eight educational seminars across
the US. Kicking off in New York City on May 13, this year's tour
features a new roster of activities designed to inspire and promote
creativity. This series of daylong seminars will feature interactive
training sessions, new professional products, and artistic methods including
lighting techniques and Polaroid input and digital output. Pieces from
the Polaroid Collection will be available for viewing. The Polaroid
Road Show is open to professional and amateur photographers, students
and photography enthusiasts. To pre-register for a seminar or to obtain
more information on a specific event, photographers can visit the Polaroid
web site at www.polaroid.com/roadshow
or call (800) 662-8337, extension P400. Here are the remaining scheduled
dates and locations for the 2003 Polaroid Road Show:
7/15--Samy's Camera, Los Angeles
8/5--Alkit Pro Camera, New York City
10/7--Calumet, San Francisco
10/21--West Photo, Minneapolis
10/30--Photo Plus East, New York City
65th Annual International
Conference Of Photography
Mark your calendars: the 65th Annual International Conference of Photography
will be held during the week of September 1-6, 2003, at the Adam's
Mark Hotel in Houston, Texas. The week-long event, sponsored by the
Photographic Society of America (PSA), promises high-quality informative
and educational programs, workshops, and field trips, conducted by the
most advanced members and professionals alike. Field trips to selected
areas have also been arranged for before and after the conference. For
more information, visit the PSA web site at: www.psa-photo.org/conference
or contact: Icy Sowards, PSA, Conference VP, by phone: (708) 423-7727
or e-mail: convVP@psa-photo.org.