AI-AP Launch Party

Posted for American Photography-American Illustration: Please join us in celebrating the release of AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION 24 AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 21 Friday, November 4 7-11pm The Altman Building 135 West 18th Street, NYC (Between 6th and 7th Avenues) OPEN BAR + LIGHT BUFFET COVER CHARGE $40 PER PERSON RSVP ONLINE BY OCTOBER 31 RSVP HERE

IPC Event (tomorrow)

Just noticed this. Sounds like a good talk to attend if around... 

Capturing Conflict: Photojournalism Over Three Decades SE4 | Friday, Oct. 28, 7-9 pm | $5 (non-members) In conjunction with the exhibition El Salvador: Work of Thirty Photographers, join us to discuss changes in the practice and meaning of photojournalism over three decades. From conflicts in Central America to the current situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, photographers have grappled with the challenges of new technologies, distribution systems, media outlets, and attitudes about the role of war photography. Moderator: Peter Howe; Panelists: Ashley Gilbertson; Harry Mattison; Susan Meiselas; Robert Nickelsberg; and Robert Stevens. For more information, please call (212) 857-0001. This program is made possible in part through the support of Getty Images. Location: School of the International Center of Photography, 1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street

Sweatshop Protest contact info

Am providing this contact info for those of you who may be interested in covering this issue as a photo-story at a later date.... 

UNITED STUDENTS AGAINST SWEATSHOPS ADVISORY FOR CONTACT: Camilo Romero WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2005 (510) 717-4227 Terry Collingsworth (202) 255-2198 Pressure Mounts on Coca-Cola in Murder of Workers at its Bottling Plant in Colombia COLOMBIAN WORKER, LEADING HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER, AND NATIONAL ANTI-SWEATSOP GROUP TO CONFRONT SOFT DRINK MAKER New Lawsuit to be Filed in US Against Coca-Cola’s Operation in Turkey for Human Rights Abuses Human rights abuses at its bottling plants in Colombia and Turkey have made Coca Cola the target of a sustained campaign led by a coalition of students on US college campuses, Colombian workers, and a leading American human rights lawyer. On Wednesday, October 26, at the soft drink maker’s corporate offices in midtown Manhattan, the coalition will announce a new human rights lawsuit to be filed against Coca Cola in US District Court; the launching of a series of public demonstrations in over a dozen cities across the US, and a national speaking tour by Colombian workers. WHO: Colombian Worker representing families of those killed by a paramilitary death squad hired by a Coca-Cola bottler; United Students Against Sweatshops, federation of University labor rights groups on over 100 US campuses; Terry Collingsworth, International Labor Rights Fund, lawyer for families of murdered Colombian workers, and tortured Turkish workers. WHAT: Press Conference in front of Coca-Cola headquarters in NYC Vigil & Procession down 5th Avenue to Colombian Consulate WHEN: 10:30AM, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2005 WHERE: 711 FIFTH AVENUE (at 55th Street) to 10 E. 46th Street ####

Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War

Tuesday, November 1, 2005 INNOCENTS LOST: WHEN CHILD SOLDIERS GO TO WAR Please join the Open Society Institute for a forum to mark the publication of Jimmie Briggs’ book, Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War. By painting a vivid picture of the lives of child combatants around the world, Briggs offers a personal and powerful examination of war-affected children. Tuesday, November 1st 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 400 West 59th Street, 3rd Floor Jo Becker, children's rights advocacy director for Human Rights Watch Jimmie Briggs, author and OSI Individual Project Fellow Oscar Torres, writer and co-producer for the film Innocent Voices Wine and cheese will be served. RSVP to Whitney Johnson at whjohnson@sorosny.org or (212) 548-0336

You can also hear Briggs read from his book off of this NPR link.

Here is the Amazon link to buy it. 

 

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Which Photo Agency Is Hardest To Deal With? (Please use the comment section to address some of the issues you see.)
Getty
29%
Corbis
7%
Sipa
5%
Blackstar
4%
WireImage
6%
Panos
1%
Agency VU
2%
Lookat Photos
4%
VII
6%
Magnum
11%
Aurora
1%
Gamma
5%
WPN
5%
Zuma Press
8%
Polaris
5%
Total votes: 690
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