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Explosive street photo by Paul Pickard
Spectacular News Images broadcast around the globe

Photographs by English photographer Paul Pickard were broadcast around the world after he managed to capture a spectacular explosion and fire in Stafford, England.

The photographs showed the moment a depot and factory blew up causing mass destruction and evacuations.

Paul. who is a former photojournalist, but spends most of his time shooting fashion, portraits and advertising these days said: " I was on the way to a shoot when a noticed something was not right in a street a couple of blocks away so my old instincts told me to go have a look. Some of the images can be seen here -

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Cover for Sorrows & Songs
Memoir by Janice Wood Wetzel

Janice Wood Wetzel's Memoir, Sorrows & Songs (One Lifetime - Many Lives) has been published by Fullarton Press (December 2015).
Booksellers World reviewer writes: "Poignant and profound, Janice Wood Wetzels memoir Sorrows and Songs recounts the authors decidedly moving life. From a fraught childhood, to a complicated marriage, to a single life as an educated and highly successful career-focused woman, Wetzels life-story will both inspire and amaze readers in its fantastic life-story with a humble telling."
More Information can be found on her websites for the book:

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Cat descending the Caldera
Photo Workshops in Greece 2015

Glenn Steiner presents the 10th Photography Workshops in Greece exploring the islands of Santorini, Anafi and Thirasia/Ios... "In Search of the Real Greece 2015!"

Let Steiner, a 20+ year expert on Greece, put you in the right place at the right time with perfect light to enhance your photography!


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Two of photographer George Diebold's most popular portfolios are now available on YouTube.

RUSTED RELICS, a collection of vintage automobile vignettes, shot in America's disappearing salvage yards and MATCHBOOK DREAMS, a fantasy collection of apparitions in smoke, illustrate the two sides to this artists work.

Both videos can be accessed at the links attached below.



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Matachinas #1
New Mexico Magazine publishes Matachinas Photograph

In the New Mexico magazine: December edition, they published a double page spread of a picture from the Matachinas collection.

This is a dance performed on Christmas eve. at the Ohkay Owingey pueblo in New Mexico.

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Grecian Temple Ruin
Barbara Leven Wins Awards in Two Photo Competitions

Barbara Leven won 3 Honorable Mentions in the 2014 International Photography Awards (IPA) competition in the Professional Division Categories: Nature  Flowers for Rose is a Rose and Heliconia and Architecture  Historic for Grecian Temple Ruin"

In addition, she was presented with the 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the category of Fine Art for "Pooch" at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, October 18, 2014.

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Thermal image of an airplane landing.
Thermal Imagery for National Geographic

Photographer Tyrone Turner's thermal imagery of airplanes was recently featured in the National Geographic "Proof" blog:

Also, check out the behind the scenes video that Nat Geo shot of Turner during his thermal shoot on "Degrees of Separation."

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Vief from Tsingyi Island
Print Sale Benefits Hong Kong Maritime Museum

Hong Kong 5 April 2014

Robin Moyer's "View from Tsingyi Island" was sold at auction for $11,000 and all proceeds have been donated to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. The photo was from a series of 36 black & white images for a chapter in a book, "Water Margin: Hong Kong's Link to the Sea."

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We, "au natural" Close-up Images Exhibit

Professional Women Photographers Organization is presenting

WE, au natural" an exhibition showing details that describe an area of the female anatomy reflecting its uniqueness.

These images are 8 x 8 square printed on metal and are not retouched.

The exhibit is at Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingraham Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn and runs from March 1 - March 6

Reception: Saturday, March 1, 2-5 pm and Monday, March 3, 6-8 pm

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Braided Landscape, Iceland
Finalist 6th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards

Braided Landscape, an image from Iceland is a finalist in the Landscape/Nature category of the 6th Edition of the 2014 Julia Margaret Cameron awards.

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PH Magazine Features Liese A Ricketts

The January 2014 issue of PH magazine, a premier Canadian photography publication, features the work of Liese A Ricketts, from her series The Magic Bench, a portfolio of photographs from 2009 in which Ricketts works in Lima, Peru as an itinerant photographer. Ricketts' work appears on the website,, hosted by SiteWelder.

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Volunteers dig sand out of tree wells ne
Photographs of Sandy

The Museum of The City of New York presents Rising Waters 2/0: More Photographs of Sandy.

This digital presentation including an image of mine taken during the volunteer work in the Rockaway section of Long Island, New York will run from December 26, 2013 through January 5, 2014

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2013 System Up Grades

Phoenix Millwork is pleased to announce several upgrades to our systems both in production and Engineering.

In the area of production the arrival of our second, Holzer computer numeric controlled router (CNC) and new SCMI edgebander. These two pieces of equipment will not only act as a backup but double the overall capacity of our current machining and edge banding. With these two acquisitions we will now have the capability to better service the needs of our customer base by running two separate production lines, minimizing down time from maintenance and repairs and manufacturing a more precise product processing fewer parts by hand and more on the CNCs.

Our stone shop has added a new wet saw that can cut mitered cuts which gives us additional capabilities as well at doubling our capacity to handle the production needs of our customer base.

Over the last 9 months we have doubled our engineering/drafting department by promoting personnel with shop experience and sending them to school, hiring experienced drafting personnel from other companies, and bringing in fresh personnel out of drafting school. These improvements should help us with getting submittals out in a timely manners and getting more detail into them to improve the overall experience.

We are excited to be positioned well, for what we see as the gradual upturn in the economy, and look forward to fulfilling the needs of those our loyal customers who have helped sustain us in the economic downturn of the last few years.

Thank you for your support,

Mark Hamilton


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Glenn Steiner teaching on Santorini
Glenn Steiner + China Travel Photography magazine

China Travel Photography magazine interviewed Glenn Steiner and wrote an article about Steiner's renown Greek Island Workshops in Photography ( that he teaches on the islands of Santorini and Anafi. Within the article, Steiner talks about his philosophies and methodologies of teaching photography in Greece, a pure homage to the masters with whom Glenn studied: Wynn Bullock, Cole Weston, Eikoh Hosoe and Lucien Clergue.

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Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
Jon Berg wins 6 Honorable Mentions in IPA 2013 competition

The International Photography Awards (IPA) has announced the winners of 2013's competition. Jon Berg has been awarded 6 Honorable Mentions in -

Fine Art-Landscape and Nature/Trees categories (2 awards) for the winning entry Jardin du Luxembourg.
Nature/Trees categories for the winning entry Trees
Fine Art-Landscape category for the winning entry Long Shadows of Twilight on a Ball Field In Riverside Park
Editorial - Environmental category for the winning entry "Hudson shore."
Special-Digitally Enhanced category for the winning entry Chez Monet, Giverny France

The 2013 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer's accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit


IPA Contact
Linda Dzhema
Director, International Photography Awards

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Cemetery caretaker. Lodz, Poland 1975
Chuck Fishman receives Memorial Foundation Grant

Photographer Chuck Fishman was recently awarded a grant from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture to continue his work begun in 1975 on Jewish life in Poland. Before 1989 it was thought that Jewish life, culture and identity would vanish from Poland. The fall of Communism changed that situation and an emergence of Jewish identity and culture is now flourishing.

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Gates of Perception
New Photography Workshop: In Search of the Real Greece

Glenn Steiner, ASMP pro photographer/Greek expert leads a photography workshop: "In Search of the Real Greece" for the eighth year exploring the hidden Venetian villages of Santorini, unknown Thirasia and rarely seen Anafi from September 14th to September 22nd!

Join us and chase the light immortal from the heights of Archeia Thira to the lava fields of ancient Akrotiri and experience Greece as never seen before and rarely imagined, dancing on the edge of a volcano.

Glenn, winner of the NY Art Director's Best of Show, is the former president of ASMPNorcal and has devoted his life to the study of the Greece, having explored 58 Greek islands for two months a year within the past 20 years.

For more information, please contact Glenn at or look at our site: !

Geia sas! Health to you!

See you there!

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Ian Brown from Stone Roses by PICKARD
Pickard photographs in Stone Roses film premiered thisweek

English photographer Paul Pickard has collaborated with BAFTA award winning film director Shane Meadows on his latest film - Made of Stone - a documentary about the legendary Manchester rock band the Stone Roses.

Shots from the archive of Paul Pickard were included in film sequences to illustrate the rise of the Indie band after they reunited to get back together after breaking up in 1996.

The film portrays the rise of the band to cult status, the break-up, and recent reunion, which culminated in a series of huge concerts in their home town in front of more the 220,000 fans

Paul Pickard - who grew up just a few miles from the home of Shane Meadows - is a widely published editorial and advertising photographer from Staffordshire in the middle of England. His portraiture work include shots of Queen Elizabeth II, Hugh Grant and Vinnie Jones.

The film has its World Premiere in Manchester on Thursday 30th May and Paul Pickard said " I am very much looking forward to seeing the film, I have always owned a copy of their album The Stone Roses since its release in 1989, I really enjoyed meeting the band and photographing them over the years, it will be interesting to see my pictures used in the final cut"

Paul Pickard has two Sitewelder sites and

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"Sail The Wine Dark Sea" © Glenn Steiner
Pro Photographer Glenn Steiner presents "Sail The

ASMP co-president and leader of the Greek Island Workshops in Photography presents "Sail The Wine Dark Sea," a lecture and showing of images exploring the ancient islands of Homer in search of the real Greece.

Steiner promises to share tips about workflow on the fly, shooting the Cyclades, the essentials of redundancy, the nature of epiphany, finding safety on foreign shores and bringing back the goods at any cost.

Glenns epiphany occurred on Santorini: No ugliness could exist in light such as this, only degrees of beauty. Nineteen years later, Steiner had explored over fifty-eight Greek islands by moped, ferry and sandal led foot. Glenn Steiner has led the Greek Island Workshops in Photography on Santorini since 2004.

Glenn Steiner, travel photographer extraordinaire, will share what he have learned during his Greek Odysseyand some of the worlds best photography of Greece.

When: Blue Sky Studios in San Francisco May 14, 2013 6p-7p Social Hour 7p-9p Presentation: Sail the Wine Dark Sea

Where: Blue Sky Studios in San Francisco, 2325 3rd Street

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Ron in Sicily
Ricketts featured in April 2013 Rangefinder Magazine

Liese A Ricketts' Polaroid® collage work is featured in the April 2013 issue of Rangefinder magazine. David Carol, Director of CBS Photography Outdoor interviews Ricketts about her Curious Instants 084.

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