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.
Check out the video of PNY showing off our latest products at PhotoPlus 2010. Video courtesy of John Harrington/Photo Business News. Photo Business News & Forum is the place to stay up to date with all your photo industry news and business advice.
It’s beginning to get a bit cooler and we’re putting the dog days of summer in the rearview mirror. We wanted to give a brief update on a couple of recent events that PNY was involved with the White House News Photographers Association.
PNY: Presents the 2010 Political Photo of the Year
It's May and in Washington, D.C. that means awards time for the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA). This year marked the 89th annual WHNPA "Eyes of History" awards gala. The Eyes of History event honors photojournalists who are covering major news events in Washington and around the globe, along with acknowledging outstanding journalism achievements in Video and New Media categories. "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.