Sorry about the quality of the scan - it's from an album page and the best I could do with the tools I've got, but that doesn't change how much fun this image is! It's also a terrific reminder of the contribution made to the industry by these ten women. How many do you recognize?
I've shared a few images over the years from an incredibly fun project WPPI did with Graphi Studio. Graphi came to us with an idea to do a day-in-the-life book for each convention. Each year, together, we picked four photographers to document the WPPI show. The image above was captured by Jim Garner. The other three artists with work featured in the album that year were Catherine Hall, Victor Sizemore, and Calvin Hayes.
I don't remember the program title, but obviously it was a panel discussion with the "first" ladies of photography. The wisdom shared that evening by this group of ten remarkable artists made it one of the best programs of the convention.
We didn't realize we were making memories, we were just having fun!
This is the perfect example of how Throwback images take us on a time machine journey, almost as if it was yesterday. The WPPI Show was still being held at Bally's then and just looking at this image takes me back to the challenges we had as the show kept growing. What a kick!
As I write every Thursday, share your Throwbacks on your blog. As photographers it's the perfect way to remind your target audience that time never stands still. There are new memories to capture every day and "Mom" knows how quickly the kids are growing and her family is changing!
Happy Throwback Thursday!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.