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8x10: Eight ASMPDC Members for Ten Minutes Each

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Join us for our most popular program: 8×10, where eight of our fellow ASMPDC members have 10 minutes each to present the work of their choice--a recent assignment, a completed commercial job, a personal project, or a series of images that resonates with them. Don't miss this lively evening from a diverse group of our fellow photographers as they show us their approach to the craft and business of making great images.

Irene Abdou is a travel, lifestyle, and documentary photographer. Irene's background is in humanitarian aid and international development, working for the Peace Corps, American Red Cross, Population Services International, and Counterpart International in Africa and Asia.

Johnny Bivera is a widely published photojournalist with over 20 years experience capturing images throughout the world covering both combat and humanitarian missions. Johnny owns Visual Media One, a documentary and commercial multimedia production company.

Brianne Bland is from Vancouver, British Columbia, and moved to Washington, DC 13 years ago to dance for the Washington Ballet. Recently retired, Brianne now spends her time photographing dance and weddings. She is a photography student.

Robin Burkett is a fine art on-location pet photographer. Robin was voted one of the “Best Pet Portrait Artists” by Washingtonian Magazine, was a 2009 Tails Readers Choice Award winner, and has been mentioned in Daily Candy.

Xiaomei Chen chose a camera over a Ph.D. scholarship in 2006. With her background in anthropology, mass communication, and education, Xiaomei is a contract photographer for The Washington Post and freelances as a photographer and writer for Travel Business, located in Guangzhou, China.

Roger Foley is an award-winning garden and landscape architecture photographer with over 30 years of experience. Roger is the sole photographer for 10 book projects, and his work can be found in hundreds of other books.

Eli Meir Kaplan is an editorial photographer specializing in portraiture, photojournalism, and multimedia. Eli produced his first video, a battle between He-Man and Skeletor, at the age of 4 and has spent most of his time behind a camera ever since. (BTW, Skeletor lost.)

Jesse Snyder has been assisting and photographing in the DC area for 11 years. Jesse specializes in architecture, portraiture, and classic British cars. He received his BFA from College for Creative Studies.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 11
6:30 PM Refreshments
7:00 PM Program

WHERE: American University
Mary Graydon Center
Wechsler Theater, 3rd Floor
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

FEE: ASMP Members: $10
Non-members: $15
Students w/ID: $5
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Students: (With valid ID) $5

ASMP Members: $10

Non-members: $15