ASPP DC/SOUTH CHAPTER BEGINS ANOTHER SEASON:
DC PICTURE SHOW
LEICA hosts our thursday evening gathering at their F Street location, featuring three great photographers: John Boal, Brooks Kraft, and Cameron Davidson will all showcase their work. We will also introduce our new ASPP DC/South chapter president, Cory Lawrence, and new Communications board member, Mary Priestland. The event is free and open to ASPP Members and the Public; light Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Members, please bring no more than one guest.
WHERE: LEICA, 977 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
WHEN: This Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30pm-8:30pm
JOHN BOAL: www.johnboalphotography.com
A photographer based in greater Washington, DC, specializing in documentary, portrait and news photography. A former staff photographer at The News & Messenger from 2008-12, Boal developed his versatility through daily assignments and creating award-winning multimedia. Capturing the physical blemishes and idiosyncrasies of his subjects in the minutes, hours and days he spends with them has led Boal to believe we’re all a lot more alike than we first appear. He loves challenges and meeting new people, and hopes to continue to frame the human spirit with his unique and talented skillset. He is currently documenting the cultural rebirth of Monacan Nation, a Native American tribe inhabiting their ancestral land in Amherst, VA. John continues to shoot for clients such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The National Trust for Historic Preservation and George Mason University.
BROOKS KRAFT: www.brookskraft.com
Born in New York City, Brooks Kraft graduated from Wesleyan University with a Degree in photography and film. Early in his career, Kraft worked as an apprentice to photographer Irving Penn, and traveled with Nelson Mandela during the first Democratic elections of 1994 in South Africa. In 1996, he joined TIME Magazine as a Contributing Photographer. After covering the historic 2000 Presidential campaign, he relocated to Washington to cover the White House for TIME. His photographs have appeared on over 25 TIME MAGAZINE covers. His works have been published internationally and has been included in recent exhibits in Washington, New York, London and Beijing. His photographs have also been recognized in many contests including Picture of the Year, World Press Photo, Communication Arts, Best of Photojournalism, and American Photography Annual.
CAMERON DAVIDSON: www.camerondavidson.com
Cameron is an Aerial photographer whose work shows the world from a different perspective. He has always been drawn to the intersection of human development and the natural world. It all started way back in 1980 while shooting for a National Geographic project on Great Blue Herons. He took a flight in a Piper Cub airplane and photographed a heronry along the Patuxent River and was hooked. Since then he has travelled around the world shooting aerials (and portraits) for a healthy mix of corporate and editorial clients – some of his favorites along the journey have been for Vanity Fair, Smithsonian, Wired, ESPN, Money and of course, National Geographic. In 2011, he co-published the Chesapeake Bay Watershed with the University of Virginia Press.