Thursday, February 4th in Dallas: “North Texas Women in Photography” Panel

This just in from Susan kae Grant: if in the greater Dallas area, don’t miss this panel!  Two of my favorite photographers and friends are among the panel participate, Susan kae and Allison V. Smith.  6-9 pm at The Women’s Museum, 3800 Parry Avenue Dallas .   ALL ARE WELCOME!

Free for ASMP Members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students.  BE THERE!

From the ASMP DALLAS:

North Texas
Women
in
Photography

Thursday, Feb 4th
7:00p – 9:00p
6:00p social
7:00p presentation

The Women’s Museum
3800 Parry Ave
Dallas, TX 75226

Free for members
$10 non-members
$5 students with ID

North Texas Women

in Photography

ASMP Dallas is proud to present four talented and accomplished professional photographers at the event North Texas Women in Photography. Each photographer will show and discuss their work in their distinctive fields. Please join us for an evening of images, info and discussion. The evening will be moderated by Betsy Lewis, Associate Producer of KERA’s Thinkand Anything You Ever Wanted to Know.

Our features speakers are:

Susan kae Grant,
fine art

Susan kae Grant received an MFA in Photography and Book Arts in 1979 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1975 she has produced 13 limited edition handmade books. Her most recent book, “Shadowed Memory” was created during a 2005 residency at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester New York. She taught at Wayne State University from 1979-1981 and joined the faculty at Texas Woman’s University in 1981 where she is currently Professor and Head of the Photography area. She is on the staff of the International Center of Photography where she teaches bookmaking workshops. In 2003 and 2005 she was the recipient of the Society for Photographic Education “Freestyle Crystal Apple Award” and “The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award” in 2004 from the Santa Fe Center for Photography.

Grant has conducted bookmaking workshops, lectured on artists’ books and exhibited her work throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, British Columbia, Africa and Japan. Her works are included in numerous public collections including The George Eastman House, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Minneapolis Art Institute, The Tokyo Museum of Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Victoria and Albert Museum National Library. She is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas; Verve Gallery of Photography in Santa Fe; Modernbook Gallery in Palo Alto, CA; and Galerie BMG in Woodstock, New York. “Night Journey”, Grant’s most recent body of work, is a multi-dimensional installation and suite of prints exploring the artistic interpretation of dreams, memory and the unconscious through research conducted at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas with John herman, PhD. The “Night Journey” has been exhibited at 13 venues and was included in the “International Biennale of Contemporary Art” in Florence Italy. Grant was the designer for the Southwestern Medical District/Parkland DART Station station that opens in December of 2010.Jean Ann Bybee,
commercial

Photographer Jean Ann Bybee has been creating gorgeous images for more than 25 years. As a Dallas-based commercial photographer, she has shot all over the world–fashion for Neiman Marcus, Mexican wrestlers for Miller Lite, jewelry for the Smithsonian and cheesecakes for Collin Street Bakery–mastering every shot to create a unique image.

As a child, I played with my father’s Polaroid camera that he used for work, but I did not get my first real camera until I was in college. Although I thought of pursuing photography as a career, I was told it’s “a man’s job.” At that time there were very few female photographers in Dallas, Texas.

Bowing to my parent’s wishes for me to be in the medical field, I got as close to photography as I could and ended up taking x-rays.  I went back to college at night to learn commercial photography.  The instructors were prominent commercial photographers in Dallas. All of our classes were at their studios and we got to see them light and shoot. It was amazing. Little by little, I managed to work my way into the business.  I assisted many wonderful male photographers and had to prove every day that I could do what the guys did.  So from the inside out I became a photographer.

Eventually, I received a job offer to be a shooter at a large catalogue photo studio in Dallas. I loved fashion and product and shot for Neiman Marcus and many important clients for 9 years in both Dallas and New York. I have owned my own business for more than fifteen years and shoot fashion, food, people, jewelry and products, but food and jewelry are favorites as my career evolves.

I have a wonderful family I love, my husband Brad, works with me and takes care of managing the computer and the business while I take pictures. Our lovely daughter Audrey lives and works in Washington, DC.

I feel so lucky to have made a very successful career of something I love. I have been able to travel all over the world shooting pictures. I also published my first book FOOD STYLING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS in 2008. What a life!

Cheryl Diaz Meyer, photojournalism

Pulitzer-Prize winner Cheryl Diaz Meyer is a freelance photographer based in Dallas, Texas. The “eloquent photographs depicting both the violence and poignancy of the war with Iraq‚” garnered her and her colleague, David Leeson, the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography during their tenure as senior staff photographers for The Dallas Morning News. Her work in Iraq was also awarded the Visa D’Or Daily Press Award 2003 at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France.

Diaz Meyer covered the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq as an embedded journalist attached to the Second Tank Battalion of the First Marine Division. After the fall of Baghdad, she continued to cover the aftermath of the violence as a unilateral journalist. She has returned to Iraq numerous times since then to cover such stories as the capture of Saddam Hussein and the infamous “spider hole,” the Al Mehdi death squads, the Iranian infiltration into Basra, the economic boom of Iraqi Kurdistan and the region’s tormented women who set themselves on fire in an ancient practice of self sacrifice, called self immolation.

Shortly after 9/11, Diaz Meyer traveled to Afghanistan to photograph the war on terrorism and its effect on the Afghan people trying to free themselves from the oppressive Taliban regime. Her work on the subject was honored with the John Faber Award from the Overseas Press Club.

She has traveled to the Philippines and Indonesia to photograph violent Muslim and Christian extremism, and to Guatemala to document a country healing from 36 years of civil strife. She has also photographed stories in China, Kuwait, Bahrain, the Czech Republic, the Philippines, Mexico, Slovakia and Russia, among others.

Diaz Meyer’s photographs have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian (London), The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Cosmopolitan and Glamour magazines. Her work is also featured in several books: on the cover of The Long Road Home by Martha Raddatz, in Desert Diaries by Corbis, The War in Iraq by Life, A Table in the Presence by Lt. Carey Cash and Reporting from the Front by Judith Sylvester. The History Channel, CNN, MSNBC, ABC News and CSPAN have featured her work and interviews. She has written articles for The Dallas Morning News, Harvard University’s Nieman Reports, as well as Digital Journalism: Emerging Media and the Changing Horizons of Journalism.

Diaz Meyer was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated with her family to Minnesota in 1981. She attended the University of Minnesota in Duluth where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in German in 1990. She then attended Western Kentucky University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Photojournalism in 1994. She worked as a photography intern at several newspapers including The Washington Post.

Diaz Meyer began her career as a staff photographer at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1994. Having grown up in a variety of countries during her youth, Diaz Meyer is conversant in German, French, Spanish, Tagalog and Bikol (Filipino languages).
Allison V. Smith, editorial

Dallas native Allison V. Smith took her first snapshot when she was 8 years old, and she’s been taking pictures ever since. After earning a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University, she worked as a staff photographer for newspapers such as the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, and Santa Fe New Mexican. In 2003 she made the decision to become a freelance photographer, yet her photojournalism continues to make itself evident in her portraits, magazine work, and fine art work. Smith’s portraits have appeared in a number of publications, including Texas Monthly, The New York Times, Dwell and the Oxford American, and her Marfa, Texas series has been exhibited in galleries in Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, and Los Angeles. Smith’s work is in the permanent collection at the Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Art in Houston. She is represented by Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Betsy Lewis, moderator

Betsy Lewis is the Associate Producer of KERA’s Think and Anything You Ever Wanted to Know. Having worked a wide array of arts-related jobs in the Dallas area, she can plan parties, count money, program arty events, haul large pieces of furniture through dark buildings without hurting herself, and trick inner-city high school students into analyzing Warhol’s Big Campbell’s Soup Can and calling it fun. Betsy studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City and playwriting with Edward Albee at the University of Houston, and performed in “Here Come the Muppets” at the Disney-MGM Studios as Janice, lead guitarist for the Electric Mayhem. She has worked for the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Contemporary, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas and several local film and television productions. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Arts & Technology from the University of Texas at Dallas.

North Texas
Women
in
Photography

Thursday, Feb 4th
7:00p – 9:00p
6:00p social
7:00p presentation

The Women’s Museum
3800 Parry Ave
Dallas, TX 75226
www.thewomensmuseum.org

All are welcome
Free for members
$10 non-members
$5 students with ID

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  1. Looking forward to seeing 2 of my favorite photographers as well!

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