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600 Series Community Events

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Tuesday 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Community Event 501

The Signature Portrait with Mark Mann and John Kreidler

©Mark Mann

Join us for a conversation between Celebrity Portrait photographer, Mark Mann, and Leica Product Specialist John Kreidler as they discuss Mark’s process for getting a signature portrait. We will look at some of Mark’s most iconic images and hear a little of the backstory as Mark reveals his process and what has led him to being one of today’s most iconic Celebrity Portrait photographers. The conversation is sure to be entertaining and educational as these too friend talk photography.

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Location: Virtual

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Community Event 601

Accessing Creativity and Hope in Difficult Times with Blacklock, Kennedy, Miele, Reuter, Tenneson

Moderator Adam Stoltman

The last two years have tested us in ways we could never have expected.  In addition to the health and economic challenges we have all been facing, isolation from quarantine, lockdowns and social distance has created an added hardship.   For artists and creatives, this has been a particularly intense time as deprived of a free exchange of energy, they have had to dig deep to find the internal resources and motivation to create, share and nurture their inner spark which is central to the creative process, as well as in many cases find new ways to generate work and income.  In this panel discussion with visual artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, we talk openly about what strategies they have employed to keep their creative flames burning through this time, what they have learned, how they have grown and what advice they can offer to audience wrestling with similar issues.


Location: Virtual

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Community Event 602

Lights, Camera, Fashion with Dixie Dixon

©Dixie Dixon

Commercial Photographer/Director Dixie Dixon, a Nikon Ambassador based out of Texas, will be showcasing an in depth look at fashion photography and video as well as her creative process in this event. Dixie will go into detail about her specific DIY photography techniques and gear used to get to the location, compose the shot, how to pose subjects in an effortless way, how to light for the best results, and her favorite post-production and editing techniques. She will also be sharing insights into her career in the fashion and commercial advertising industry, how to get published, and how you can build a name for yourself in the industry.



Location: Virtual

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Community Event 603

Photographs From A Private Collection: Cuba 1855-1979 with Ramiro Fernandez

Kind hearted guards at Havanas La Cabana prison---upi-telephoto---havana---january-28-1959

Ramiro Fernandez looks at the History of Photography in Cuba with images from his holdings spanning 1855-1970’.   His presentation covers the early images of city views, and studio portraiture to photojournalism images made during the early years of the Cuban Revolution .

It will include a wide swatch of subjects: Political and Social Strive, Formal Portraiture, Entertainment, Revolutionaries and Style and Glamour.  Get an insight into holdings made by American and Foreign adventurers who came to the Island.

Location: Virtual

Friday, March 4, 2022

Friday 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Community Event 604

Luminous Seas with Brian Skerry

©Brian Skerry

During his 24-year career as a National Geographic magazine photographer, Brian Skerry’s work has evolved from a purely natural history focus to highlighting problems in the ocean and illustrating solutions. With Luminous Seas, Brian takes us on assignment with him into the sea and guides us through his storytelling journey. His artistic interpretation of issues such as overfishing, climate change and endangered species combined with celebratory treatment of animals like sharks (giving them a ‘makeover’) and showing the value of marine protection, provides visual context for the pivotal moment at which we find ourselves in history – a time when we understand the problems, know the solutions and simply need the will to act.



Location: Virtual

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Community Event 605

Around the World in 50 Years with David Burnett

©David Burnett

David Burnett, An Ethiopian boy tries for a last drop of water, in the Korem refugee camp, during the drought of 1984

The period of the 1970s through the beginning of the 21st century was a rich time for photojournalists. Magazines with budgets, pages to fill, and a desire to beat their competition, which included television, meant that photographers with curiosity, ideas, energy and determination had a chance to see the world as life was unfolding. David Burnett, co-founder of Contact Press Images, was one who took advantage of what journalism had to offer, and covered stories from the Vietnam war, to the Coup in Chile, the Iranian Revolution, the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Along the way, the acclaimed recipient of the Robert Capa Gold Medal and of the highest award of the World Press Photo Foundation has attended ten Summer and three Winter Olympic Games, and followed life in Washington Politics. His involvement as a photojournalist continues today. Based in New York, he keeps on travelling the globe.

In this Keynote Lecture, David Burnett, co-founder of the NY agency Contact Press Images, will discuss fifty year career as a photojournalist, and his good fortune to never have run out of interesting stories to cover.

Location: Virtual


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