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Women In Film Chicago Open House is January 14 2016 (Chicago,IL)

Want to Learn More About Women In Film?
Join us for Women In Film Chicago’s first Open House on January 14, 2016
The public is cordially invited to Women In Film Chicago’s (WIFC) inaugural Open House from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 14 at Conspiracy studio, 170 N. Sangamon, located in the West Loop area.
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“This is a great time to meet the women who are already working in Chicago’s visual arts community and to become a member of Women In Film,” says Carrie Hunter, president of Women In Film Chicago. “For 2016, we have revamped our mission and will offer more educational programming to our members and better connect them with professionals in the industry with exclusive events. Also, our goal is to offer scholarships and other assistance to female directors, screenwriters, producers, and others advancing their careers within the industry.”  
A 2014 study revealed the gender gap in Hollywood by citing that women directors comprised 7% on the top 250 films. As writers, they made up 11%; as producers 23%; and 5% of cinematographers. Only the number of female editors stayed consistent at 18% in both test samples (via Variety).
“I truly feel that the industry should reflect the population – it’s not even close,” says Hunter “That is why I am part of Women in Film. WIFC wants to change the game. It hopes to empower women to get behind the scenes and call the shots and uplift one another. WIFC’s goal is to give women some of the tools they will need to succeed in this very competitive industry.”
In addition to learning about the 2016 programming, signing up for volunteer opportunities, and great networking, Open House attendees can also become members at a discounted rate. This evening only! For more information about this event and the annual Focus Awards to be held January 28, visit www. or email
About Women in Film Chicago: For more than 30 years, WIF Chicago has been building a global community of film, television, advertising, digital and on-screen media professionals. With 6,800 members in the United States and 12,000 members internationally, Women in Film is the preeminent organization for the advancement of women in these industries. For more info visit:

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IPA One-Shot Theme Competition: Submit photos by Jan 31, 2016

 IPA One Shot Theme Competition: The Family of Man - Submit by Jan. 31, 2016
The Family of Man
1 month left to deadline: January 31, 2016. Submit now!

The Family of Man



Submit Your Photo Now!

In 1939 Edward Steichen was given the assignment to curate a show for the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City.  He asked 30 photographers including Cartier Bresson, Eugene Smith, and Dorothea Lange, to document the common links of humanity worldwide. Steichen asked the photographers to photograph the commonalities of Birth, Childhood, Love, marriage, and Death
The photographic documentation for this exhibition became the biggest-selling photography book in the history of photography.
This year IPA takes inspiration from the Family of Man, to document parallel circumstances in the world today, which produced those iconic works.
IPA will divide this project into similar categories, and we invite you to participate in this exciting and deeply meaningful event, so the generations to come will have access to these images from around the world.
Submitted images will be viewed and judged by our distinguished panel of Jurors, and selected winners will be included in a traveling exhibition that will be shown around the world, and published in a special-edition book.

Please submit your photography in the following categories:
  • Birth
  • Childhood
  • Youth
  • Love
  • Marriage
  • Old Age

Note: This is a single-image competition. You can only submit one image per entry–image series cannot be entered. However, there is no limit to how many entries you can submit.

Submission fee:
– $20 per single-image entry
– $15 per additional category for the same entry
1 month left to regular deadline: January 31, 2016
Jurors Include: Anna Alexander, Dwell - Susan Baraz, Photography Consultant - Lucy Bell, Lucy Bell Fine Art Photography Gallery & Agency - Michael Bilbrey, Leo Burnett - Brenna Britton, People Magazine - Stephen Bulger, Stephen Bulger Gallery - Marilyn Cadenbach, Marilyn Cadenbach & Associates - Julie Castellano, Edwynn Houk Gallery - Alison Castle, Taschen - David Clarke, Tate Britain - Peter Coeln, WestLight - Phil Coomes, BBC - Juan Curto, Camara Oscura - Celia Davies, Photoworks - Alexis Fabry + Olivier Andreotti, Toluca Editions - Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation - Amy Feitelberg, Los Angeles Magazine - Roy Flukinger, Harry Ransom Center - Michael Foley, Foley Gallery - Stephen B. Freligh, Nature’s Best Photography - Ken Geiger, National Geographic - Susan Getzendanner, Bon Appetit - Howard Greenberg, Howard Greenberg Gallery - Sabine Guedamour, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff - Ed Han, Walton Issacson - Cynthia Held, Held + Associates - Reinier Hill, Witzenhausen Gallery - Claudia Hinterseer, Independent Photography Professional - Caroline Hirsch, The New York Times - Michael Itkoff, Daylight Magazine - Russell Joslin, Shots Magazine - Marla Kennedy, Hamburg Kennedy Photographs - Simone Klein, Sotheby’s - Kiran Koshy, The Richards Group - Vanessa Kramer Hallett, Phillips - Benoit Lagarde, Splashlight Studios - Sofia Lahti, The Finish Museum of Photography - Frank Meo, Photo Closer - Hugh Merrell, Merrell Publishers - Leah Mitchell, Leo Burnett - Paul Moakley, Time Magazine - Mick Moore, British Journal of Photography - Michiel Munneke, World Press Photo - Sara Namias, Zoom Magazine - Cheryl Newman, The Telegraph Magazine UK - Kevin O’Connor, London Photographic Association - Stephen Perloff, The Photo Review & The Photograph Collector - Michael Pritchard, The Royal Photographic Society - Karen Probasco, Magnum Photo - Carlyn Rauch, Newsweek - Nigel Roberts, Leagas Delaney - Brett Rogers, The Photographers’ Gallery - Dana Salvo, Clark Gallery - William Snyder, Photojournalism, RIT - David Spivak, Focus Magazine - Tiffany Sprague, Yale University Press - Dawn Whitmore, International League of Conservation Photographers - Donald R. Winslow, News Photographer Magazine, National Press Photographers Association - Amy Wolff, PDN - John Wood, 21st Editions - Bryan Yedinak, Modernbook Editions & Gallery - Susan Zadeh, Eyemazing - Michael Zajakowski, Chicago Tribune Magazine - Kenneth Zane, Digitas Health - XuXin Zhao, International Photography Association, International Photography Institute Limited Company 

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