Community Events

500 Series events are free to all.

600 Series events are free to Members and Gold and Silver Passport holders, $25.00 otherwise.

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

All virtual events require advance registration.

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500,600 Series Community Events

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Community Event 501

Seeing in Black and White by Phil Penman and John Kreidler

Join Leica Professional Photographer Phil Penman and Leica Product Specialist John Kreidler as they discuss “Seeing in Black and White”. We will be discussing Phil’s thoughts on Black and White photography and get into his thought process as we look at a selection of his images.

Sponsored by Leica

FREE to everyone, ZOOM LINK to event:

Location: Virtual

Tuesday 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Community Event 502

Closer to the Moment: Photography with the Leica M Rangefinder system by Rob Passman and John Kreidler

Join Rob Passman, Leica Retail Channel Manager and John Kreidler, Leica Product Specialist as they discuss their photographs made with the Leica M System. Utilizing images made with analog and digital Leica M cameras, they will cover how the rangefinder encourages a mindful approach to photography, and what makes it a favorite of journalists and artists alike. Special attention will be given to the technical innovations found in the latest flagship, the Leica M10-R.

Sponsored by Leica

FREE to everyone, ZOOM LINK to event:

Location: Virtual

Tuesday 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Community Event 503

A 50 year Unanticipated and Unique Career…from Nudes to Beauty, From Fashion to conceptual, and re-imagined by Robert Farber

Iman, ©Robert Farber

A Feature Presentation by Robert Farber in support of Breast Cancer

It all began, serendipitously, 50 years ago, with the publication of his first book of fine art nudes. At the same time, he was given his first commercial assignments, shooting fashion and beauty. Working in both worlds, fine art and commercial, mostly in the genre of women, he found himself being awarded top assignments where he was given creative freedom to use his painterly/romantic style. As a result, his fine art and commercial work had become indistinguishable. 

These works are now in galleries, and are part of a 50-year retrospective, "Women As Art” 50 years of evolving vision. Now touring globally online in a unique virtual exhibition. 

Robert will take you through highlights of this unique career with a special preview of the exhibition Women As Art.

Women As Art …As well as this presentation

  • Is in support of BCRF (Breast Cancer Research Foundation)
  • Sponsored by LVMH new premium Tequila, Volcan

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Location: Virtual

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Community Event 601

Big Magic: Life as Art by Keith Carter

©Keith Carter

Join Keith Carter for an exploration of the narrative, aesthetic, and historical aspects of image making. Discover or renew your creative spirit, and broaden the way you think about what constitutes meaningful work. Called a "Poet of the Ordinary" by the Los Angeles Times, and recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts, Keith Carter's haunting, enigmatic photographs have been shown in over one hundred thirty solo exhibitions in thirteen countries. A gifted and insightful teacher, Keith Carter is Regent’s Professor holding the Endowed Walles Chair of Art & Design at Lamar University in Texas where he was awarded the University's highest teaching honors; the Regents’ Professor Award and Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Prize. Thirteen monographs of his work have been published, including the recently released Keith Carter-Fifty Years. Featured on the arts segment of nationally televised CBS Sunday Morning, Keith is the recipient of the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. His work is included in numerous private and public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, The National Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The George Eastman House, and The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University 

Location: Virtual

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Community Event 602

The Magic of Nature with Joyce Tenneson

©Joyce Tenneson

In this Keynote Lecture, I will concentrate on my love of nature over the years! During my long career photographing people, I have expressed my stories metaphorically, seeking to explore what lies beneath the surface. When I make a portrait, I connect intimately with my subjects, inviting them to trust me, and engage in a collaboration, offering up something about themselves that is usually hidden.
At first, I pointed my lens exclusively on humans, but in 2003, I shifted focus and made my first book featuring flowers. I have published two other books on flowers: “Flower Portraits” in 2003 and “Intimacy: The Sensual Essence of Flowers” in 2007.
When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit, I was inspired to photograph a new series of flowers - and decided to take more risks. I experimented with longer exposures in my camera in the hope of giving more space to the unknown, and to magic. I worked every day photographing flowers from my garden and those of friends. I never knew what each day would bring. I just trusted and launched myself into the great unknown, hoping to be energized by what was revealed.
This Keynote Presentation will focus on my passion for the natural world, and on my four favorite book projects featuring nature.

Location: Virtual

Friday, February 19, 2021

Friday 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Community Event 603

Giving Voice by Maggie Steber

©Maggie Steber

Join Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist Maggie Steber as she takes us through the experiences of her long photographic career working throughout the world. From photographing the birth of a new day for Haiti to the melancholic voyage of her mother’s memory loss to a variety of images from her many National Geographic Magazine stories and into her latest personal project The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma, supported by the Guggenheim Foundation. Maggie will share a broad brushstroke of her work from 70 countries.

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Location: Virtual

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Community Event 504

Which Sony Camera is Right for me? by Ranieri Palavicini

©Ranieri Palavicini

Join Sony Imaging Specialist Ranieri Palavicini and see which Sony Mirrorless camera is the best for portraiture, sports, landscape, wildlife, video, macro, and most importantly see what is the right camera and lens for YOU! Register Today for this class and let Sony and The Pro Shop for Photographers help take your images and your expectations to the next level!

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Location: Virtual

Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Community Event 604

The Photographic Poem by Richard Blanco

Join Richard Blanco for a conversation on the marriage of poetry and photography based on his book, Boundaries, a collaborative project that features photographs by contemporary landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler together with Blanco’s poems; together, they investigate various sociopolitical various issues that shadow America. Blanco will discuss their creative process as well share his poems alongside Hessler’s photographs. A lively and informative session for photographers who are interested in combining their work with poetic words, for lovers of poetry, as  well for those who what to further their understanding of poetry.

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©Jacob Bond Hessler

Location: Virtual