Archive for January 26, 2008

Winners of the PIEA Student-Teacher Photo Competition to be exhibited at PMA Las Vegas

The Photo Imaging Educators Association (PIEA), a section of the Photo Marketing Association International (PMAI) has posted the winning images from their 2008 annual competition; click here to view the winning images. The 2008 Exhibition will be on view at the annual PMAI show in Las Vegas this coming week. Judges for this year’s competition included Barbara Bridgers-Johnson, General Manager for Imaging and Photograph at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Roy Flukinger, Research Curator of Photography at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin and Rich Clarkson, past-president of the National Press Photographer’s Association and a Trustee of the W. Eugene Smith Foundation among other professional activities.

This year’s juried exhibition boasts 81 sponsors, $159,733 in prize money and exceptional winning works.

Click here to view the itinerary for the 2007 Exhibition’s tour and consider bringing the 2008 exhibition to your school!


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Library of Congress Uploads Two Archives to Flickr

I’m preparing for my upcoming presentation (‘Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow) to the Photo Imaging Educators Association (PIEA) at the massive Photo Marketing Association International (PMAI) trade show in Las Vegas. When opening the home page for PMAI this morning, I found this interesting news brief:

The Library of Congress posts two photo archives on Flickr
“The Library of Congress uploaded a couple photo archives to Flickr, a popular Internet photo sharing website. The photo archive includes thousands of historical photographs. Many are already on the library’s own website, but it hopes the public will help them tag, or label, the photos on Flickr for easier accessibility.
Flickr discussed the new partnership with the Library of Congress, called The Commons pilot project, in its blog. The Library of Congress has an huge photo catalog, containing more than 1 million photos, and has chosen about 1,500 photos each from two of its more popular collections to show on Flickr.
Members of Flickr or non-members, too, can view the 1930-40s in Color photo collection or the News in the 1910s photo collection. Only Flickr members can help tag the photos or make comments on the photos.
“There are two main aims to The Commons project, starting with the pilot: firstly, to increase exposure to the amazing content currently held in the public collections of civic institutions around the world, and secondly, to facilitate the collection of general knowledge about these collections, with the hope that this information can feed back into the catalogues, making them richer and easier to search,” said the Flickr blog posting “Many hands make the work light.
The Library of Congress team has also blogged about the project and NPR interviewed the Library of Congress on Monday (January 21st, 2008) during its “Morning Edition” show, available online.”

Intro: The Library of Congress is uploading a photo archive to Flickr, a popular Internet photo-sharing Web site. The photo archive includes thousands of historical photographs. Many are already on the library’s own Web site, but it hopes the public will help them label the photos on Flickr for easier accessibility.”

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