YPA To Award Five Young Photographers Scholarships

Posted on 9/30/2011 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

The Young Photographers Alliance (YPA), has awarded scholarships to five talented young photographers from across the US:
    - Katie Koti, Graduate Student, Yale University (Alamy Award)
    - Kathya Maria Landeros, Graduate student, Massachusetts College of Art & Design (Jerry Tavin Award)
    - Hayden Myrick, Freshman, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (ASMP Award)
    - Alena Reyes, Senior, School of the Art Institute of Chicago  (ASMP Award)

    - Kevin Truong, Junior, Pratt Institute (APA Award)
Photo essays submitted by the award winners are available to download from:

The YPA educational foundation is dedicated to developing the talent of young
photographers and this year’s scholarships have been generously funded by ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers), APA (Advertising Photographers of America), Alamy (stock photo agency), and Jerry Tavin (YPA Founder).

YPA is honored to have Deborah Willis, Lois Greenfield, Albert Watson, Theresa Raffetto and Hans Neleman present this year’s awards to the five scholarship winners at the YPA Awards Ceremony and Benefit Auction, to be held at the Calumet Studio, New York, from 7pm to 10pm on Wednesday, October 19th.

The Benefit Auction of highly collectable signed prints by renowned photographers Amy Arbus, Barbara Bordnick, Brad Trent, Cameron Davidson, Jill Enfield, Marcus Gaab, Martyn Thompson, Sebastian Smith, Toby McFarlan Pond, Vincent Dixon, Jimmy Fikes will begin at the Awards Ceremony and continue online until October 31st. There will also be prints by the 2011 YPA Scholarship winners.

The Awards Ceremony and Benefit Auction is YPA’s principal fundraising vehicle. The event is open to all and is a unique opportunity to meet leading players in the photography and stock image business, and to enjoy – and possibly acquire – some stunning photography, while celebrating and supporting young talent. Tickets may be purchased online and cost $50 (or $75 at the door). For more information or to buy tickets, see www.youngphotographersalliance.org/events/ or contact Deborah Free at
585-768-7880 or qrobenu@lbhatcubgbtencurefnyyvnapr.bet.

Copyright © Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


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