Community Events

500 Series are free to Gold Passport holders only. Members pay $50, non-members $90.

600 Series events are free to PBPC Members and Gold or Silver Passport holders, $10 otherwise. Community Events do not require advance registration and can be paid for at the door.

700 Series events are free to the public.

Note: Schedule is subject to change due to the busy schedule of our presenters. Changes will be posted at all sites during the week.

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500,600 Series Community Events

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Community Event 601

Crafting an Artist Statement that Sings with Susan Currie

Could your Artist Statement benefit from an extreme makeover, or maybe just some fine-tuning? Is this integral component of your identity telling the true story of who you are as a photographer? This seminar invites you to take stock of your creative identity as the essential elements of a well-crafted Artist Statement are mapped out.

Location: Clematis Room

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Community Event 602

The Art of Creating the Botanical Portrait with Barbara Ellison

Flowers are like people. They like good lighting, the proper angle and unblemished petals to show their best side. In this presentation, Barbara will show you techniques to present these beauties to their best advantage. Whether you use a phone or an SLR, you can improve your work with some simple steps.

Location: Clematis Room

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Community Event 603

Human Tribe with Alison Wright

Journey around the world with documentary photographer, Alison Wright, as she captures our visual human tapestry through her photographs. Her work covers endangered cultures and issues concerning the human condition. Warmth, dignity, and grace emanate from the eyes of monks and geishas, nomads and cowboys, tribal warriors and inspirational icons like the Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi. Her latest project, “Grit and Grace: Women at Work,” documents the resilience of women working in emerging countries. Wright will discuss her photographic process, and how she makes equally striking and compelling portraits of both the places she has traveled to and the people who live there.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Wednesday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Community Event 604

National Geographic - Women- A Century of Change with Erika Larsen and Andriana Mereuta

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, National Geographic highlighted what it means to be female. As part of that coverage, luminaries from around the world were photographed. Andriana Mereuta and Erika Larsen will present portraits and the stories behind the scenes from the women we had the opportunity to highlight. Trailblazing women like Oprah Winfrey, gun control activist Emma González, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 2019 Women’s World Cup champion Alex Morgan, founder of the #MeToo movement Tarana Burke, and National Geographic magazine’s first female editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg. These diverse women have amassed an impact all their own—each experiencing challenges and triumphs—yet working toward a common goal: equality .

Location: City Commission Chamber

Wednesday 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Community Event 605

Five Years Traversing America by Air: What I’ve Seen with Dennis Dimick

A panoramic exploration of natural and human landscapes across the lower 48 states as seen from an airplane window. Dennis Dimick uses a multi-image panoramic shooting technique on the fly in passenger airplanes to capture expansive and detailed views of mountains, prairies, deserts and rivers, cities, highways, farms, and other markings of our modern society. He will discuss methods, motivation, and inspirations for this ongoing five-year quest to document America from the air.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Wednesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Community Event 606

The Photography of Ken Heyman

Over the course of a nearly six decade career, Ken Heyman, documented human interconnection in countless countries and cultures. He produced more books than any living photographer, 46 in all, including two which he co-authored with Dr. Margaret Mead, with whom he collaborated for 20 years. His work is in 50 museums worldwide and he was personally invited to be represented in the collections of MoMA by Edward Steichen. He was a former member of Magnum, and as a LIFE magazine photographer completed over 150 assignments for the magazine. In this presentation and talk we examine the life and work of this extraordinary photographer.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Community Event 607

Fragile Reefs with Matt Stock

Former Palm Beach Photographic Centre Artist-in-Resident, Matt Stock is passionate about environmental fine art photography. Over the past year, Matt has photographed corals, tropical fish, and marine invertebrates from around the world in the controlled environment of a studio. By exploring these subjects with dedicated strobe and continuous lighting, Matt is able to capture images in an intriguing and complex manner, highlighting the unusual nature of coral itself. Matt will also share some of the technical aspects and techniques he used to capture these images.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Thursday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Community Event 608

iPad Portrait Painting with Corel Procreate - Live Demo with Jeremy Sutton

Enjoy seeing portrait artist Jeremy Sutton use his favorite iPad painting app, Procreate, to sketch a portrait from life. On the technical front, you will learn Procreate: how to open a new canvas, import a photo, use the brushes, pick color, work with layers, replay the time-lapse video of the creative process, and export the image files. On the artistic front, you’ll learn a forward-moving, risk-taking approach to sketching that starts with broad, big, and bold brush strokes and then works into details, defining form and bringing a focus to the artwork.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Community Event 609

My Life in Photography with Joyce Tenneson

For the first time in the US, Joyce will show her new video “A photographer and her Muse." This will be an exciting experience to go behind-the-scenes and see how some of Tenneson's most iconic images were made. This is her "not to be missed" experience.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Thursday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Community Event 610

Visual Anthropology and Documentary Photography with Gesi Schilling- Sponsored by Leica Camera

Join Gesi Schilling, as she discusses her growth from self-taught photographer to Miami Herald photojournalist and beyond. From intimate wedding photography to commercial portraits, she aims a compassionate lens toward her subjects with an eye for color and mise-en-scene. Following early influences and an affinity for image making, she uses the medium to create lasting and personal documents of diverse local and international communities and individuals. She will show her work and describe her processes that foster continued exploration and learning with each new assignment.

Sponsored by Leica Camera

Location: City Commission Chamber

Thursday 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Community Event 611

The History and Development of Photography as Collectable Art Form with Wendy Halsted

When the Halsted Gallery started in 1969, photography was still fighting for respect as a collectable art form.   In the past 50 years it has found its place as a highly collectable art form.  The lecture will focus on the history of the development of photography as a collectable art form and the business of fine art photography.  Wendy Halsted will use personal experience from the long history of the gallery and its role in establishing markets with artists such as Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Andre’ Kertesz  and many others as well as living contemporary photographers.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Community Event 613

Easy Fixes for Common Photo Problems with Julie Adair King

Join Digital Photography For Dummies author Julie Adair King for an informative session about how to avoid the most common photographic problems, from underexposed subjects to out-of-whack colors to poor print quality. In the easy-to-understand and entertaining fashion that makes her books so popular, Julie offers simple solutions that will help you get better results with any camera.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Friday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Community Event 614

Postcards from the Vacation that is My Life:

Burma, Turning the Last Page of the 19th Century

Travel photography with a purpose.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Community Event 615

Shooting with Passion: How Your Emotional Connection to A Story Makes for Great Reportage with Carol Guzy

Legendary four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Carol Guzy will share her images and the stories behind them from her decades-long career covering some of the worst natural and humanitarian disasters and brutal wars of our time. She will explain how to show the effects of these crises through the eyes of those affected, how to connect with individuals in these situations, how to make emotionally impactful and iconic images with great humanity while preserving and honoring the dignity of her subjects.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Community Event 616

2019: The Year in Pictures with Jim Colton - ZUMA Press Editor at Large

The Trump impeachment hearings dominated the headlines in 2019, as well as hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes. Democratic presidential candidates started weeding their field. Pro-democracy demonstrations broke out in Hong Kong, Chile, and elsewhere. Immigration has remained a hot button issue. Witness these 2019 events and other stories in pictures though the lens of ZUMA Press photographers from around the world.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Friday 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Community Event 617

Beatnik Photos: The Unveiling of a Private Treasure with Anthony Bannon

Dr. Anthony Bannon will share images of the men and women who led the Beat Movement that changed the world during the mid-years of the 20th Century. Photographs by Joey Tranchina, a beat poet and activist, constitute a rare underground glimpse into a world-wide group of head-strong writers and artists, among them: Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Margaret Atwood, John Ashbery, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Diane Wakowski, Diane di Prima, Ishmael Reed, Lenore Kandel, Michael McClure, Amiri Baraka, Anne Waldman, Karl Shapiro, Gary Snyder, W.S. Merwin, Czeslaw Milosz, Basil Bunting, Jackson Mac Low, Iggy Pop, Robert Kaufman, Richard Brautigan, Louis Lomax, David Crosby, Phil Ochs, James Taylor, Yevgeney Yevtushenko, and many others. Dr. Bannon is preparing a book on Tranchina’s work and on his relationship with those that he photographed. Tranchina is now living and photographing in France while engaged in global social reform.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Friday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Community Event 618

Truth and Photography on Trial - Photographers as Concerned Citizens with Robert Pledge

The arrests in 2018 of Bangladesh’s Shahidul Alam and China’s Lu Guang, two most highly renowned and acclaimed photographers worldwide, shocked far beyond the international photojournalism community. On August 5, Alam was arrested and detained for 107 days after giving an interview to Al Jazeera and posting videos on Facebook that criticized the government's violent response to road safety protests by students in Dhaka. In early November, whilst traveling in China’s Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, Lu was taken away by state security agents and kept incommunicado for over 200 days. Released, he since lives under strict surveillance in his hometown.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Community Event 619

20 Great Photographs and the Stories Behind Them with Daile Kaplan

Creating an enduring picture is not an accident. Be inspired and learn about some of the most remarkable images and the personal and professional backstories of the photographers who made them. Works featured will include a range of images from the 19th - 21st centuries from Ansel Adams, Nick Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edward Curtis, Harold Edgerton, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, Timothy O'Sullivan, W. Eugene Smith, and others.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Saturday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Community Event 620

Examining Environmental Issues Close to Home with Nancy Andrews

While much attention has been paid to pipeline projects like the Dakota Access and Keystone XL in the West, there’s been a less watched surge in pipeline construction on the East Coast. Once a gas importer, the U.S. is on its way to be a top exporter of natural gas. With this growth, landowner rights are weakened and environmental standards are paying the price. Thousands of homeowners had their land taken through eminent domain, sometimes affecting families who farmed their lands since the 1700s. The courts are stepping in where pristine forests along the Appalachian Trail have been turned into industrial construction sites. Another court decision recently overturned an air quality permit for further study on the impact on poor and African American communities. We get a look at the years-long work on these important environmental issues right here in the East.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Community Event 621

A Dangerous Dream - Borderlands: How to Develop a Feature Story on a Difficult Topic with Jose Luis Rios

Immigration Coverage – How the Photo Story Evolved from Documentary Photography to Immersion Photography. The San Antonio Express-News photo staff has covered the migrant saga for 10 years. The coverage was never a one-and-done affair. Every immigrant – men, women, and children – had a unique and oftentimes haunting experience. The Express-News work reflects the immigrant experience. Jose Luis Rios, an award-winning editor and San Antonio Express-News Director of Photography, will discuss the paper’s coverage of the border.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Saturday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Community Event 622

Presidents Come and Go. Photographers, Not Always - From Kennedy to Trump, by David Burnett with Robert Pledge

American photographer David Burnett is well known for his coverage of the last years of the Vietnam War, the 1973 coup in Chile, the 1979 revolution in Iran, the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and acclaimed for his images from every Summer Olympics since 1984. Between the many international events, he has witnessed around the world, Burnett has found, over six decades, the opportunity to photograph every American President starting with JFK in 1963, when only 17. He is one of the few to have covered the three modern times impeachment inquiries.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Saturday 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Community Event 623

The Big Headlines of 2019 with Carol Guzy, Angelika Hala, Scott Mc Kiernan, Ruaridh Stewart, Richard Tsong-Taatarii; moderator: Jimmy Colton

A discussion of some of the year 2019 biggest news and how it was covered from the perspective of photographers in the field, an agency, and photo editors. They'll discuss covering this changing world while trying to give a voice to those who live in the shadows and tell their stories with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Location: City Commission Chamber

Saturday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Community Event 624

The View from Above with Greg Lovett

Seeing the world from high above offers a unique perspective to make photographs. Whether hovering in a helicopter, flying a drone, or simply standing on a balcony or rooftop, composition, light, and moments are the same no matter where you are standing. The emphasis will be on still photography.

Award-winning staff photographer of The Palm Beach Post, Greg Lovett spent three decades covering his own backyard with excellence, proving that often the best stories are right in front of us. Lovett covers a fascinating beat where the President calls home, and with billionaires on every corner, yet most of its citizens live in the shadows.

Location: City Commission Chamber