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Wendy Zieger Named 2014 Picture Professional of the Year - ASPP

Wendy Zieger Named ASPP’s 2014 Picture Professional of the Year

Wendy Zieger imageThe ASPP National Board has announced that Wendy Zieger, Senior Account Manager of Bridgeman Images, is the recipient of ASPP’s 2014 Jane Kinne Picture Professional of the Year award.

Cecilia de Querol, President of ASPP, said, “Wendy’s energy and enthusiasm for ASPP shone bright during her years as chapter co-president and member of the National Board. She worked hard to maintain a strong and active chapter and made it seem easy. It was  always a pleasure to work with her.”

Wendy joined ASPP’s Midwest Chapter in 2008. She was recruited to be co-president of the chapter in January 2010, a position she held until the end of 2013. With the Midwest board, Wendy put on several great education days and networking events, boosting the popularity of the chapter. She wrote articles for THE PICTURE PROFESSIONAL magazine and served on the National Board as the representative from the Midwest Chapter. And she did all of this in her spare time, showing dedication to the ASPP cause, the likes of which have rarely been seen. Wendy continues to be a staunch supporter and advocate for ASPP and still attends Midwest Chapter events to help out when needed.

Cathy Sachs, Chairman of ASPP’s Board of Trustees, said, “During the time that I was the Executive Director of ASPP, I was immensely grateful for the loyal service that Wendy showed to the National Board and most especially to the Midwest chapter where she served as co-president for many years. Her reliability and creativity made her an invaluable member of the National Board.”

Wendy’s professional career began while she was working on her Master’s degree in Library Science. She interned–first at the Grand Rapids Public Library, and then in London at the headquarters of Bridgeman Images. That internship opened up the world of image licensing and was the perfect fit for her, allowing her to use her Art History and customer service background. In 2007, Wendy became Bridgeman’s first remote-access employee; she lives in Grand Rapids, while the Bridgeman US office is in New York City.

Wendy Zieger follows in the footsteps of thirteen previous Picture Professional of the Year award winners: Jane Kinne, Larry Levin, Anita Duncan, Niki Barrie, Nancy Wolff, Jerry Tavin, Danita Delimont, Barbara Smetzer, Cathy Sachs, Ed Whitley, George Sinclair, and Judy and Roger Feldman.

ASPP President Cecilia de Querol will present the Jane Kinne Picture Professional of the Year award to Zieger at an ASPP Midwest Chapter event to be announced later.

ABOUT THE JANE KINNE PICTURE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD: Each year the ASPP presents the Jane Kinne Picture Professional of the Year award to a deserving ASPP member. The first award was given in 2003 to (and later named for) Jane Kinne, a longtime member and a leader in the photography industry. Candidates must demonstrate one or more of the following qualities: significant contributions to photography, a single outstanding achievement, andlong‐time service to the association or its members (e.g. mentoring, networking). Award winners can be photographers, picture editors or researchers, agents, archivists or suppliers who are ASPP members in good standing.