Dear Fellow Pinhole Photographer,
The coordinators of the seventh Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day are busy preparing for this upcoming major global festival. It will be the traditional last Sunday in April; the next one will be April 29, 2007. Anyone, anywhere in the world, who makes a pinhole photograph on Pinhole Day, can scan the image and upload it to the pinholeday.org website where it will become part of this premier gallery of lenless photography.
Last year, 2267 participants from 60 countries contributed images to the WPPD 2006 Gallery. Over 100 events – workshops, exhibits, lectures, etc. – were held throughout the world. All of these events were coordinated by volunteers.
If you don’t have this celebration marked on your calendar please do it soon! Join the world in this joyous celebration of simple photography.
Watch the pinholeday.org website for more information.
HOW YOU CAN HELP…
- We are looking for help with our publicity efforts in various countries and regions. These local or regional coordinators would be part of the team that our Publicity Coordinator, Stefano Piva, is assembling to spread the word about our sublime, yet joyously wacky, annual pinhole exhibit. Mostly this would be emails to publications, schools, galleries, etc, in your area. If you would like to help with this effort, please contact email@example.com.
- If you’d like to organize an event, such as a workshop, lecture or a photo “shoot”, you can add it to the events calendar at pinholeday.org/events or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. An event can be a simple as a pinhole excursion with friends or interested photographers, or it can be a workshop or exhibit. Check the "Workshop Planning Guide" on the Pinhole Day Resource page for ideas.
- If you are a teacher, your students can participate in WPPD as a group. To do this, enter your class’s participation as an event at pinholeday.org/events/addevent.php. Choose "classroom" as the type of event. Your class will be listed as a "group" in the gallery. When your class is selected from the group list, it will create a virtual exhibit of your students’ work.
- If you are a graphic designer… we’re interested in suggestions for a new, or alternative, logos. Please submit your ideas to email@example.com.
We have two new members of the coordinating team. A welcome to Jason Schlauch, our new webmaster. He is taking the reigns from Gregg Kemp, who designed, built and maintained the website since the first celebration. Many thanks to Gregg for his dedication over the years. The website is the hub of Pinhole Day activity, and it is wonderful that Jason is organizing this critical area. A welcome to our new education coordiator, Chuck Flagg, taking over for long-time coordinator Rosanne Stutts. Chuck is a high-school art teacher who incorporates pinhole into his students’ activities and who has been active in the online pinhole community.
Another major holiday is in the works for April 29, 2007! We all look forward to your photograph in the 2007 gallery.
WPPD 2007 Coordinating Team
Tom Miller (Lead – USA)
Nick Dvoracek (Support – USA)
Chuck Flagg (Education – USA)
Tom Persinger (Events – USA)
Stefano Piva (Publicity – Italia)
Jason Schlauch (Webmaster – USA)
Wolfgang Thoma (Translations – Belgium)