Special Events

Special Events such as the Opening Reception, Awards Dinner and Farewell Bash are also described separately here.

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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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Special Event S1

FOTOfusion Opening Reception

Jump start FOTOfusion® 2015 and meet everyone at this reception honoring FOTOfusion® presenters, sponsors, participants and FOTOfusion’s 2015 FOTOmentor, Joyce Tenneson.

Gold Passport holders & VIP's: Free; All Others: $45

Location: Museum

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Special Event S2

FOTOfusion Awards Dinner

Each year, the PBPC Awards Committee selects a photographer to receive the FOTOmentor Award in honor of his/her lifetime achievements in the world of photography.  Among the previous recipients of this prestigious award are Ruth Bernhard, Bill Eppridge, Laurence Gartel, Ralph Gibson, Duane Michals, Arnold Newman, Gordon Parks, Sebastiao Salgado and David Rubinger.

 FOTOmentor Award

Internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation, JoyceTenneson is our 2015 FOTOmentor. Her work has been published in books and major magazines, and exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Her portraits have appeared on covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. She is the author of 16 books including the best seller, Wise Women, which was featured in a six-part Today Show series. She is the recipient of many awards, including Fine Art Photographer of the Year in 2005 (Lucie Awards), and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America in 2012. In a poll conducted by American Photo Magazine, readers voted Tenneson among “the 10 most influential women in the history of photography.

 Rising Star Award

As Rising Star, Ms Tenneson has chosen Kitra Cahana, one of the 11 photographers featured in the Women of Vision exhibition, Ms. Cahana explores important social, anthropological, and spiritual themes.  Her work includes images taken on assignment for National Geographic Magazine’s important feature on the teenage brain and culture in the United States.
The Rising Star Award is generously sponsored by The PNC Financial Services Group

Golden Career Award

Dr. Naomi Rosenblum, eminent photographic historian and author has been active in education for some 30 years. She is the author of A World History of Photography and A History of Women Photographers, both published by Abbeville Press. A World History of Photography was a finalist for the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Award. She has written on Adolphe Braun, Lewis Hine, Paul Strand and others for numerous monographs, books and periodicals.
Naomi and Walter Rosenblum were the recipients of the International Center of Photography's Lifetime Achievement Award at the Annual Infinity Awards in 1998.

Silent Auction

This year, the Photographic Centre will hold a silent auction. CLICK HERE for more informaion.

Admission $200.00

Location: Other

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Special Event S4

PBPC Museum – Women Vision Opening Reception

Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, a traveling exhibition sponsored by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) that highlights the influential photography of 11 award-winning female journalists: Lynsey Addario, Kitra Cahana, Jodi Cobb, Diane Cook, Carolyn Drake, Lynn Johnson, Beverly Joubert, Erika Larsen, Stephanie Sinclair, Maggie Steber and Amy Toensing. Several of the photographers, including Kitra Cahana, Erika Larsen,  Maggie Steber  and Lynn Johnson are expected to attend the opening reception on January 22 and participate in public discussions.

“Women of Vision” features nearly 100 photographs, including moving depictions of far-flung cultures, compelling illustrations of conceptual topics such as memory and teenage brain chemistry, and arresting images of social issues like child marriage and 21st-century slavery. In addition to the photographs, visitors will have an opportunity to learn how National Geographic magazine picture editors work closely with the photographers to select images and tell a story. Video vignettes will present first-person accounts that reveal the photographers’ individual styles, passions and approaches to their craft.

Admission: Free


Location: Museum

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Special Event S6

FREE EVENT: FOTOvision on the Great Lawn, Downtown West Palm Beach

Featuring Presentations by: Bill Frakes, Deanne Fitzmaurice, Erika Larsen, George Schaub, Louie Palu, Ross Whitaker and Scott Mc Kiernan and more

FOTOvision is a community special event to celebrate FOTOfusion’s 20th Anniversary.  The public is welcome and the event is FREE.

Featuring short movies from award winning photographers : Bill Frakes, Deanne Fitzmaurice, Erika Larsen, George Schaub, Louie Palu, Ross Whitaker and Scott Mc Kiernan and more.  There will be a short Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority and The Arts and Entertainment District.

Location: Other

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Special Event S5

FOTOfusion Farewell Bash

Dancing at the Farewell Bash

Gold Passport holders: Free • All Others: $45.00

Say goodbye until next year to all your friends and make plans for FOTOfusion® 2016.


Location: Studio


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