MOMENTA WORKSHOPS: A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO PHOTO EDUCATION
Allison Shelley, freelance photographer, has been chosen as the recipient of the White House News Photographers 2011 Project Grant. The grant of $10,000, half from the WHNPA and a matching amount of $5,000 from PNY Technologies, will fund her project to examine and raise awareness on the health implications of adolescent childbearing in rural India. Every minute a woman dies from pregnancy-related causes according to The United Nations Population Fund. In developing countries maternal mortality is the leading cause of death for women of reproductive age. But when the mother is under the age of 15, she is five times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth than a woman in her 20’s. Girls 15 to 19 are twice as likely to die in pregnancy.
It's always amazing to see an idea start with a simple mission and blow up to a worldwide movement. It's also proof that photography can transcend economic lines, and help those in need. That's precisely what celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart pulled off and delivered with his Help-Portrait photography project. This evolved into a movement of both professional and amateur photographers hoping make a difference this holiday season.
When most people hear that a Category 5 hurricane is bearing down to make landfall they'll want to head in the opposite direction. When you're a photojournalist like Chris Usher, you head into the eye of the storm. On August 28th, 2005 Usher set out on this journey from Washington D.C. on assignment for TIME Magazine outfitted with an assortment of cameras, a digital audio recorder, and his trusted "War Wagon", a 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser. What he thought would be a 3 or 4 day assignment, turned into a three week experience that would leave a long lasting impression on him.
For 88 years the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) has been hosting "The Eyes of History" awards gala: a black-tie dinner for nearly 1000 members, guests, industry executives, and Washington personalities. The event honors outstanding photojournalists who are at the frontlines of major news events in Washington and all across the world. "The Eyes of History" contest brings the best images of the President, political leaders, and major domestic and international news stories of the year to be judged by the finest photographers and directors of photography in the business.
Welcome to the PNY Technologies blog. Here you can stay informed on our latest products, and keep up to date on all specials and promotions we are running throughout the year. Additionally, we'll be having guest bloggers contribute from time to time. In fact, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore will be posting our first photography-related article about a recent assignment that had Joel photographing amphibians for the April issue of National Geographic Magazine.