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“Find the stories that unite us” — Award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale presenting in Portland, Oregon USA January 22

“Empathy is the key to great stories” –Ami Vitale I had the great honor of meeting American photojournalist and National Geographic contributor Ami Vitale in Siena, Italy in October at the Siena International Photography Awards Ceremony and Festival. Ami won the Storytelling category in Siena and the prestigious title of “Best Author 2017.” She gave her powerful and inspiring National Geographic LIVE presentation at the University of Siena. Her message that we must “find the stories…

Art Wolfe to Present on Photography as Art in Portland

Nature and travel photographer Art Wolfe of “Travels to the Edge” fame will present a seminar on photography and creativity May 7 in Portland. In the full-day “Photography as Art” workshop, Wolfe will share “innovative ways to translate conceptual ideas into creative results, how to spot the non-obvious, and new ways to expand your visual imagination.” The cost of the seminar is $225. http://events.artwolfe.com/event/photography-art-portland/ *Images copyright Art Wolfe Art WolfeCreativityeducationInspirationOregonportlandPro Photo SupplyseminarTraveltraveloregonTravels to the Edge

PDX Trending in Japan

As someone who grew up near Portland, Oregon, USA, the current hipness is interesting to me. I started taking the bus alone into Portland from my small farming town of Sherwood just to go to Powell’s City of Books, which is now a tourist destination. I still have some of the books I carried home on the bus in recycled brown paper grocery bags. I was about ten years old at the time and my…

Farewell to Orpheus

Take a stroll through the Portland State University (PSU) campus in downtown Portland, OR USA and you’re bound to come across “Farewell to Orpheus.” I was there yesterday, enjoyed seeing the fountain pool filled with fallen leaves, and wanted to know more about the statue’s history. It was created by former PSU art professor Frederic Littman, a Hungarian-born and Paris educated artist, in 1968. Professor Littman, according to the Oregon Encyclopedia, “may have single-handedly revived…

Portland Art Museum Goes All Out with Warhol Retrospective

Unfortunately, big-time art retrospectives are rare here in Stumptown, kind of like giant metal shows (waiting for you, Iron Maiden!) and big Broadway productions (Hamilton won’t be here until the 2017-18 season and will probably sell out in two seconds). The new Andy Warhol print retrospective now at Portland Art Museum (PAM) however, is the REAL DEAL. “Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation,” showcases 250 Warhol prints…

From the Hip….or Not

I received some street photography advice recently to avoid “shooting from the hip” and to slow down and take more time to frame shots. On the other hand, in a workshop, we practiced shooting from the hip as a way to avoid disturbing the scene and capture life as it happens, without interjecting oneself into the surroundings. I don’t always shoot from the hip, but admittedly enjoy using the technique in tight spaces, such as metro…

Nostalgic For 20 Seconds Ago

Imagine landing a photography commission from Converse at age 15 and then having your career explode like fireworks. That’s the story of ultra-talented 22-year-old photographer Olivia Bee, a Portlander (Oregon) who is now based in Brooklyn. In January, she was featured as one of Forbe’s “30 under 30” to watch list of artists and style innovators. Olivia will be back home in Stumptown this weekend to launch her first photography book, “Kids in Love” published…