2015 Dith Pran Instagram Photo Shootout Competition

Cambodian photojournalist Dith Pran talks to a reporter after a press conference at the Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand in Bangkok, Aug. 25, 1989, after getting back from Cambodia. (AP Photo)
Cambodian photojournalist Dith Pran talks to a reporter after a press conference at the Foreign Correspondent Club of Thailand in Bangkok, Aug. 25, 1989, after getting back from Cambodia. (AP Photo)

By AAJA National April 23, 2015

AAJA is proud to announce the 2015 Dith Pran Instagram Photo Shootout Competition to take place at the AAJA National Convention in San Francisco August 12—15, 2015. The theme this year is “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

Instagram PhotoShootOut Rules:

  • Submit photo entries using the Instagram hashtag #AAJAPhoto. Upload photo submission using any Instagram App.
  • Deadline: Photo submissions must be uploaded on Instagram by 5 pm PST on Friday, August 14.
  • Contestants can start shooting anytime beginning Tuesday, August 11.
  • A professional grade camera is not required. Images submitted from mobile devices (cellphone or tablet) are strongly encouraged.
  • Each entrant can submit up to three images. Judging will be based on a single image and not a series of images.
  • Entries should be based on the theme “I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” song by singer Tony Bennett. Photos will be judged on theme interpretation, artistic style, composition & technicality. This year’s theme is a suggestion and photographs unrelated to the theme are acceptable.
  • Entrants also need to email aajaphoto@gmail.com with their entrant’s name, Instagram account name, cell phone number, email address and caption information of 100 words or less. Failure to email this information may disqualify an entry.
  • You must be a current registered AAJA National Convention attendee.
  • Only minor burning, dodging and slight color adjustment, sharpening and cropping are acceptable. NO INSTAGRAM FILTERS ALLOWED! Any significantly digitally modified or altered photograph will be disqualified. No special artistic app filers allowed. Exception only is the black and white filter.
  • There is no cost to enter the competition.

All photographs entered will be considered for use during the AAJA Gala Banquet slide show. Winners will be posted on www.AAJAPhoto.org The First Place winner will have their name engraved on the Annual Dith Pran PhotoShootOut perpetual award. First, Second, and Third Place winners will be announced on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the AAJA Gala Scholarship & Awards Banquet. There will be hundreds of dollars in prizes. First place prize includes the convention fee for next year’s convention, a $250 value.

For any questions, please contact AAJA photographers Susan Choi (917-334-4969) or James Yee (317-640-1873) or email questions to aajaphoto@gmail.com

History: The AAJA PhotoShootOut was started in 2000 during the annual AAJA National Convention. The competition was changed in 2008 to honor New York Times photographer Dith Pran, who risked his life in Cambodia during the genocide by the Khmer Rouge to help journalists tell the story of atrocities in his home country. His story inspired the film, “The Killing Fields.” Pran passed away in 2008.

Journalist Jessica Lum dies after struggle with cancer

AAJA member An Rong Xu posts a rememberance on her blog. Click on the image to visit her site.
AAJA member An Rong Xu posts a rememberance on her blog. Click on the image above to visit her website.

Dear AAJAphoto,

Jessica Lum, a journalist who combined multimedia skills with enthusiasm for telling stories to report news and share her personal struggle with cancer on Facebook, died Sunday of cancer, her family said. She was 25. She was also an AAJA member.

You can read her obit story from the Sacramento Bee: www.sacbee.com/2013/…

Another obit from Mission Local: missionlocal.org/tag…

You can read a blog from AAJA member AnRong Xu: three-half.com/colle…

Her UC Berkeley masters multimedia project, “Slab City Stories,” won the 2012 Online News Association award for best feature by a student: slabcitystories.com/

She came out to talk about her cancer in 2009: www.modbee.com/2009/…

Her web site: www.jessicalum.com/

Services:
February 2, 9:30 a.m.
Chinese Grace Bible Church
6656 Park Riviera
Sacramento, CA

You can send a condolence card to her parents:
Bob and Anna Lum
1609 34th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95822-3019

Remembrances:
Donations in memory of Jessica may be made to find a cure for pheochromocytoma. Checks should be made payable to University of California Regents and indicate “malignant pheochromocytoma research” in the memo line.

Mail donations to:
Dr. Paul A. Fitzgerald
UC San Francisco
350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 710
San Francisco, CA 94117

Paul Sakuma
psakuma@aol.com

Photographer Corky Lee’s photo gear stolen during scholarship auction

Unfortunately, Corky Lee had his camera and camera bag stolen during the Scholarship Auction in Las Vegas. Corky has been the man in charge of the Silent Auction for years. He has done more photography of Asian American issues than any other photographer. If anyone is interested in helping out Corky with about $4,300 with of gear stolen:

Corky Lee
92-31 57th Ave. #4M
Elmhurst, NY 11373
corkylee_photo@yahoo…

Unity Convention a success, thousands of dollars raised for scholarships

Dear Unity/AAJA VTF,

Another successful Unity Convention. But not without a few hiccups.

Thank you to all of you who donated prints for the AAJA Silent Auction. The Auction went well. AAJA sold most of the framed autographed photos. The Auctions made thousands of dollars for future AAJA journalist.

We had some great speakers for three days. Thank you to speakers: Dai Sugano, Andrew DeVigal, Ben de la Cruz, Richad Koci Hernandez, Conner Jay, Abe Mendoza, Val Hoeppner, Kelvin Ma, Stan Honda, Thomas Cheng, Mark Damon, Kenny Irby, Michael Yamashita, Alex Wong, Greg Yamamoto, Darrell Miho, John deDioas, Nataline Guillen, and Nick Ut.

Several volunteers helped make it successful. Corky Lee, Susan Choi, James Yee, Carlos Gonzalez, Leila Navidi and Karen Zhou.

Special thanks to sponsors Nikon, Canon, ThinkTankPhoto.com and Sandisk.

We met a lot of student photojournalists who showed their work. Also had a few fun private photo parties at a Korean BBQ, Indian Buffet and pizzaria.

Unfortunately, Corky Lee had his camera and camera bag stolen during the Auction. Corky is the man in charge of the Silent Auction for years. He has done more photography of Asian American issues than any other photographer. If anyone is interested in helping out Corky with about $4,300 with of gear stolen:
Corky Lee
92-31 57th Ave. #4M
Elmhurst, NY 11373
corkylee_photo@yahoo…

Next year’s convention is in New York City from on August 21-24. If you have any ideas for speakers, please let me know.

Paul Sakuma
AAJA Photo
www.aajaphoto.org
Facebook: AAJA Photo
psakuma@aol.com

Final VTF Photo Room Schedule, no really, this is it!

Monday, July 30 – Saturday, August 4:

STUDENT PROJECT

Newsroom: South Convention Center, Level 2, rooms Lagoon A & B

Photo and multimedia students publish daily newspaper and multimedia about the Unity Convention.

Professionals: please come by Student Project to help mentor students during week.

Staff: Carlos Gonzalez, San Francisco Chronicle photographer, (cgonzalez@sfchronicl…)
Special thanks: Leila Navidi, Las Vegas Sun, NPPA Region 10 Director, leila@lasvegassun.co…

Photo staff:
Josh Morgan, , AAJA, University of Arizona (jfpmorganj@gmail.com)
Keith Perfetti, NAHJ, University of Arizona, perfetti@email.arizo…
Santee Ross, NAJA,
Stacy Thacker, NAJA, University of Montana, stacyslacker@gmail.c…
Kateri Town, NAJA, Seattle University, townk@seattleu.edu

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Thursday, August 2:

WORKING IN COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT – PHOTOJOURNALISTS IN THE NEWSROOM

10:45am to 12pm – South Convention Center, Level 2, photo room Breakers J

TOPIC: Three award-winning multimedia journalists will talk about what photojournalists need to know about reporting visual stories from the perspective of shooting and editing. This session will help photographers learn about techniques and the collaborative process of engaging readers/viewers in our emerging journalism landscape.

SPEAKERS:
-Dai Sugano is senior multimedia editor at the San Jose Mercury News. He covers a wide range of assignments that have included: rising economic inequality in China, poverty in India, Hmong refugees’ immigration to the U.S., the California recall, and a documentary on a mixed immigration status family. “Uprooted,” which looks at displacement of a group of mobile home residents in Sunnyvale, Calif., received a national Emmy Award in New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming. He will be moderator. (daisugano@gmail.com)
-Andrew DeVigal is multimedia editor for the New York Times. He oversees a staff of multimedia producers and helps direct the presentation of multimedia. He is an innovative leader in visual journalism and interactive storytelling. (andrew.devigal@gmail…)
-Ben de la Cruz is a multimedia editor for science, health, environment and food coverage for NPR. For 12 years he was documentary video producer, reporter and editor for the Washington Post. (bendelacruz@gmail.co…)

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HANDS-ON SESSION FOR FINAL CUT, VIDEO FOR THE WEB & MULTIMEDIA/PHOTO CRITIQUE SESSION
12:15pm to 2pm – South Convention Center, Level 2, photo room Breakers J

TOPIC: This is a lunchtime workshop. No lecture. No lunch provided. Bring your laptop and get instructed one-on-one with a professional multimedia photographer/producer/editor. They will talk about Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express and Final Cut X and maybe Adobe Premier. Shooting video for the web. Have multimedia work or photo portfolio critiqued.

SPEAKERS:
-Dai Sugano is a senior multimedia editor at the San Jose Mercury News. He covers a wide range of assignments which have included: rising economic inequality in China, poverty in India, Hmong refugees’ immigration to the U.S., the California recall, and a documentary on a mixed immigration status family. “Uprooted,” which looks at displacement of a group of mobile home residents in Sunnyvale, Calif., received a national Emmy Award in New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming. He will be moderator. (daisugano@gmail.com)
-Ben de la Cruz is a multimedia editor for science, health, environment and food coverage for NPR. For 12 years he was documentary video producer, reporter and editor for the Washington Post. (bendelacruz@gmail.co…)
-Richard Koci Hernandez joined the faculty at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where he teaches various New Media courses, including Mobile Reporting. He is a national Emmy® award-winning video and multimedia producer. He worked as a photographer at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. (richardkocihernandez…)
-Conner Jay is a staff photographer and multimedia journalist at the Daily Republic newspaper in Fairfield, California. He is a former photographer for the Salinas Californian newspaper. He was recently named the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association’s Newspaper Photographer of the Year for his work in 2011. (jay@pathosphoto.com)
-Yvonne Leow is a freelance multimedia journalist in Phoenix. She was a multimedia producer/editor for the Association Press in Phoenix and at the Seattle Times. (yvonnetleow@gmail.co…)
-Abe Mendoza is a cameraman for ABC7 KGO-TV in San Francisco. He specializes in sports. He is also contest director for the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association. Mendoza has been mentoring NAHJ students for several years. (abecam@yahoo.com)

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INSTAGRAM: THE RISE OF SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
2:15pm to 3:30pm – South Convention Center, Level 2, photo room Breakers J

TOPIC: How apps like Hipstamatic and Instagram fit into a photojournalist’s workflow. Richard Koci Hernandez will discuss how it applies to social media, branding and mobile journalism. He will also share his “secrets” on making images using mobile phones. Hernandez, is one of the most popular photojournalists on Instagram with more than 140,000 followers.

SPEAKER: Richard Koci Hernandez joined the faculty at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where he teaches various New Media courses, including Mobile Reporting. He is a national Emmy award-winning video and multimedia producer. He worked as a photographer at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. (richardkocihernandez…)

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LOOKING FOR THAT JOB AS A VISUAL MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST/
RESOURCES YOU WILL NEED ONCE YOU GET THAT JOB
3:45pm to 5pm – South Convention Center, Level 2, photo room Breakers J

TOPIC: Finding a job/internship in multimedia. Skills you need to develop to market yourself as a multimedia journalist. Resources you will need to find that career. Once you get that job what kind of resources you will need to do the job. Workshop will also deal with freelance visual multimedia journalist. This session deals with exactly what gear is needed for photographers who are shooting for web. What multimedia equipment is needed on a limited budget. Better time management to work on your multimedia pieces. This is mostly for the smaller market photographer with a limited budget.

SPEAKERS:
-Conner Jay is a staff photographer and multimedia journalist at the Daily Republic newspaper in Fairfield, California. He is a former photographer for the Salinas Californian newspaper. He was recently named the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association’s Newspaper Photographer of the Year for his work in 2011. He will be moderator. (jay@pathosphoto.com)
-Ben de la Cruz is a multimedia editor for science, health, environment and food coverage for NPR. For 12 years he was documentary video producer, reporter and editor for the Washington Post. (bendelacruz@gmail.co…)
-Richard Koci Hernandez joined the faculty at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where he teaches various New Media courses, including Mobile Reporting. He is a national Emmy® award-winning video and multimedia producer. He worked as a photographer at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. (richardkocihernandez…)
-Dai Sugano is a senior multimedia editor at the San Jose Mercury News. His multimedia project “Uprooted,” which looks at displacement of a group of mobile home residents in Sunnyvale, Calif., received a national Emmy Award in New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming. (daisugano@gmail.com)

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VISUAL TASK FORCE PHOTO DINNER

7pm
Tamba Indian Cuisine buffet
3743 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas 89109

When you arrive at restaurant, tell them you are with Unity VTF. Then you will be escorted to our private room.

Price: $25 (cash preferred) – includes tax and tip and soft drinks. Alcoholic drinks pay server directly.
Pay James Yee. Student photographers free.
No RSVP

Located in the Hawaiian Marketplace
second floor
back of Marketplace
About $8 cab ride
If you want to share cab, meet at taxi stand at 6:45pm.
1.5 mile walk in front of Polo Towers across from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

restaurant: 702-798-7889
www.tambalounge.com/

RSVP info and more info,
James Yee
317-640-1873
fotoguyf16@mac.com

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Friday August 3:

LIVE STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY/MULTIMEDIA PORTFOLIO CRITIQUE SESSION
10:45am to noon – South Convention Center, Level 2, photo room Breakers J

TOPIC: Photography and Multimedia students will have their portfolio critiqued live in an open environment by photographers, photo editors and photo educators. Students will show their work. The professionals will then help guide them in their future in photography and multimedia. Ideas for internships will be offered. The audience will also have an opportunity with ideas for students. If you are a student photographer and would like your work critiqued, please come to this meeting. At past conventions, students were offered internships after showing their work.

CRITIQUERS:
-Stan Honda is a staff photographer for Agence France Presse (AFP) in New York. He will be moderator. (stanhonda@gmail.com)
-Thomas Cheng is a photo editor for Agence France Presse (AFP) in Washington D.C. (tcbackup23@hotmail.c…)
-Mark Damon is Director of Photography at the Las Vegas Review. (MDamon@reviewjournal…)
-Kenny Irby is Senior Faculty, Director of Community Relations & Diversity Programs at the Poynter Institute. (irbyman@poynter.org)
-Conner Jay is a staff photographer and multimedia journalist at the Daily Republic newspaper in Fairfield, California. (jay@pathosphoto.com)

STUDENT PARTICIPANTS – more to come:
Fernanda Lopez, San Jose State (fer.lopez1990@gmail….)
Melissa Rios, San Jose State (melissarios427@aol.c…)
Jessica Savage, San Jose State (savage.jessica17@gma…)
James Tensuan, San Jose State (james.tensuan@gmail….)

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PHOTO FOR NON-PHOTOGRAPHERS
10:45am to 12pm – South Convention Center, Level 2, room Breakers F (not in photo room)

Topic: Learn the basics of photography composition. This session will show you the difference between a photo and an image that tells a story. Learn how to become a visual storyteller whether you’re using a point-and-shoot or your mobile phone.

Speakers:
Natalie Guillen, Santa Fe New Mexican photographer (natalie.guillen@gmai…)
Alex Wong, Getty Images photographer (alexwongcw@yahoo.com)
Greg Yamamoto, Honolulu Freelance photographer, (gyamamoto@gmail.com)

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FINDING UNTOLD VISUAL STORIES IN MULTIMEDIA/VIDEO: DEALING WITH THE DIFFERENCE
2:15pm to 3:30pm – South Convention Center, Level 2, photo room Breakers J

TOPIC: In this session, learn how to broaden your visual storytelling options and awareness. Come explore the key to achieving innovative ideas through an expanded understanding of diversity. Kenny Irby’s session promises to open doors to new story ideas, partnership, audiences and potential revenue streams for the visual journalist.

SPEAKER: Kenny Irby is Senior Faculty, Director of Community Relations & Diversity Programs For the Poynter Institute. (irbyman@poynter.org)

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JAPAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF USING PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO
345pm to 5pm – South Convention Center, Level 2, photo room Breakers J

TOPIC: Freelance photographer Darrell Miho has been documenting the lives of survivors with photographs and video to help provide direct aid to the victims from the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. He co-founded the benefit “Ai Love Japan” that documents the survival stories for relief aid for the victims. (www.ailovejapan.org)

SPEAKER: Darrell Miho is a freelance photographer and writer in Los Angeles. (miho@darrellmiho.com)

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AAJA PHOTO SILENT AUCTION
5:30pm to 6:50pm at the AAJA Gala Banquet – room Islander F & G

About 50 framed and autographed photographs by AAJA photographers will be auctioned off during the AAJA Silent Auction to benefit photo student scholarships.

Display: You can view a selection of photographs at Career Fair on Thursday only.

Organizer: Corky Lee is a freelance photographer in New York City. He specializes is Asian American events. He is also the curator for the AAJA Photo Auction at the National Convention. (corkylee_photo@yahoo…)

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Saturday, Aug 4:

UNITY PHOTOSHOOTOUT DEADLINE AND LIVE JUDGING MEETING
9:15am to 10:30am – South Convention Center, Level 2, photo room Breakers J

TOPIC: The Unity PhotoShootOut is a Live photography competition held during the Unity convention. This year’s theme will be “HOT, HOT, HOT.” About $1,000 in photography prizes will be awarded.

DEADLINE: 9:15 am, Saturday, August 4 in South Convention Center, Level 2, photo room Breakers J

LIVE JUDGING: We will have a live judging Saturday, Aug. 4 starting at 9:15am to 10:30am in Photo Room. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at this meeting. Winners need not present to win.

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT: The top 15 winners will receive a prize (minimum prize value $20). Winners will receive about $1,000 in photography prizes.

PHOTO RULES: Only those registered for the Unity Convention are eligible. Participants can start shooting as soon as they arrive in Las Vegas. Submit a maximum of five (5) photos any size. Place caption information in “File Info” in Photoshop. Your name/cell/email must be in the “File Info”. Save .jpg with entrant’s last name only. Be sure to include your name, email address and cell phone number/room number so we can contact you during the convention. Submit entries in Photo Room on media CD, CF, SD only. No email entries will be accepted. Instagr.am photos are eligible if they are turned in on media CD, CF or SD only. Volunteers will help anyone with their images before deadline in the Photo Room.

CASINO SHOOTING: You can NOT shoot inside casinos without written permission from the hotel manager. Written permission must accompany entry.

Organizers:
-Paul Sakuma is a staff photographer for the Associated Press in San Francisco. psakuma@aol.com)
-Susan S. Choi is a freelance fashion & lifestyle photographer based in Boston. (choi_susan@hotmail.c…)
-Natalie Guillen is staff photographer for the Santa Fe New Mexican. (natalie.guillen@gmai…)
-Corky Lee is a freelance photographer in New York City. (corkylee_photo@yahoo…)
-James Yee is a freelance photographer in Indianapolis. (fotoguyf16@mac.com)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER NICK UT – 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC NAPALM GIRL PHOTO
10:45am to 12pm – South Convention Center, Level 2, photo room Breakers J

TOPIC: Nick Ut will talk about his historic photo of the Napalm Girl. Ut captured the image of nine-year-old Kim Phuc Phan Thi during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. He will talk about his association with Kim for 40 years. He has lectured around the world about his historic photo that he feels helped end the war in Vietnam.

SPEAKER: Nick Ut is a staff photographer in Los Angeles. He has had a long and excellent journalism career spanning forty years. The subjects he captures are from the historical to the Hollywood elite. His photojournalism career started when he was just sixteen years old, taking photos of the Vietnam War. He is best known for his 1973 historical, Pulitzer Prize winning photo of a naked nine-year-old girl running away from a napalm attack. Since 1977 he has continued to take photos for the AP in the Los Angeles bureau, specializing in Hollywood and celebrity mania. (nut@ap.org)

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VISUAL TASK FORCE PHOTO LUNCHEON WITH NICK UT:

12:30pm Saturday August 4
Slice Of Vegas Pizza restaurant
Located in “Shoppes At Mandalay Place” between Mandalay Bay and Luxor Hotels. Shopping area is located past House of Blues Restaurant in corridor to the Luxor Hotel. Last restaurant on your left before Luxor Hotel.

When you arrive at restaurant, tell them you are with Unity VTF. Then you will be escorted to the back room.

Price: $20 (cash preferred) – includes tax and tip and soft drinks. Alcoholic drinks pay server directly.
Pay James Yee. Student photographers free.
No RSVP

Restaurant: 702-632-6470
www.sliceofvegaspizz…

RSVP info and more info,
James Yee
317-640-1873
fotoguyf16@mac.com

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SPORTS GALLERY – CANCELLED

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VISUAL TASK FORCE PHOTO DINNER

6:30pm – meet at Mandalay Bay taxi stand
7pm dinner
Sura Korean BBQ Buffet (all you can eat)
4480 Spring Mountain Road #400, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Restaurant phone: 702-365-9888
www.yelp.com/biz/sur…
Cost – $22 per person. Photo Students free (must show photo student ID)
RSVP to: fotoguyf16@mac.com

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More detailed schedule: www.unityconvention….

Paul Sakuma
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org
Facebook: AAJA Photo

2012 Visual Task Force Dinner and Luncheon Update

Dear Unity VTF,

Thursday VTF Photo Dinner and Nick Ut Saturday Luncheon update:

Thursday private VTF photo dinner invitation:
7pm Thursday, August 2
Tamba Indian Cuisine buffet
3743 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas 89109

When you arrive at restaurant, tell them you are with Unity VTF. Then you will be escorted to our private room.

Price: $25 (cash preferred) – includes tax and tip and soft drinks. Alcoholic drinks – pay server directly.
Pay James Yee. Student photographers free.
No RSVP

Located in the Hawaiian Marketplace
second floor
back of Marketplace
About $6-8 cab ride
If you want to share cab, meet at taxi stand at 6:45pm.
1.5 mile walk in front of Polo Towers across from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

restaurant: 702-798-7889
www.tambalounge.com/

Saturday private VTF photo luncheon with Nick Ut invitation:
12:30pm Saturday August 4
Slice Of Vegas Pizza restaurant
Located in “Shoppes At Mandalay Place” between Mandalay Bay and Luxor Hotels. Shopping area is located past House of Blues Restaurant in corridor to the Luxor Hotel. Last restaurant on your left before Luxor Hotel.

When you arrive at restaurant, tell them you are with Unity VTF. Then you will be escorted to the back room.

Price: $20 (cash preferred) – includes tax and tip and soft drinks. Alcoholic drinks pay server directly.
Pay James Yee. Student photographers free.
No RSVP

Restaurant: 702-632-6470
www.sliceofvegaspizz…

RSVP info and more info,
James Yee
317-640-1873
fotoguyf16@mac.com

Paul Sakuma
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org
415-652-1608

Last call for donation prints. Only need 15 more prints for 2012 Convention

DEADLINE: Need in hand by July 11.

Need one or two 11″ x 14″ prints.

Mailing & Print Instructions:
1. Print (IMAGE) must be exactly 10.5 x 13.5 inches. Anything larger than this dimension will need to be cut to fit the frame size. Selected prints will be matted in 16” x 20” frame.
2. Please sign your autograph on the lower right corner of image with a silver metallic pen in dark areas and a black pen in lighter areas. The signature should be 1/2 inch above bottom of print and 1/2″ from right side of the print.
3. Include basic caption information of when and where you took the photo and description of photo on separate paper.
4. Enclose your name, affiliation, address, phone number and email address.
5. Do not send CD or email photo.
6. When mailing and packaging, corrugated card boards are suggested to keep print(s) from bending. Last year some photographers mailed in tubes available at the post office, additional packing materials are available.

Please send your print(s) to:
Corky Lee
92-31 57th Ave. #4M
Elmhurst, NY 11373

More info,
Corky Lee
AAJA Auction Photo Curator
corkylee_photo@yahoo…
646-208-6249

Here’s who has donated prints:
Andri Gambian
Florence Low
Barry Wong
Nick Ut
James Yee
Robbin Goddard
Luis Sinco
Lawrence Ho
Stan Honda
Paul Sakuma
Thomas Lin
Corky Lee
Jeff Chiu
Marilyn Chung
Matt Lee

Paul Sakuma
AAJA Photo
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org
facebook: aaja photo
twitter: aajaphoto

Desperately seeking prints

Dear AAJA Photojournalists,

This is the desperate call for your donation of an auction photo(s). Corky Lee needs your donation by the end of June. 100 per cent of the money from auction go directly into the pocket of AAJA photo scholarships. Your donation is also tax deductible.

DEADLINE JUNE 30

When selecting your print please consider what someone would purchase. Generally celebrity great feature, sports photos sell well.

Need one or two 11″ x 14″ prints to make this happen. The AAJA Silent Photo Auction is during the Unity convention in August in Las Vegas. Coming or not, you can donate.

Mailing & Print Instructions:
1. Print (IMAGE) must be exactly 10.5 x 13.5 inches. Anything larger than this dimension will need to be cut to fit the frame size. Selected prints will be matted in 16” x 20” frame.
2. Please sign your autograph on the lower right corner of image with a silver metallic pen in dark areas and a black pen in lighter areas. The signature should be 1/2 inch above bottom of print and 1/2″ from right side of the print.
3. Include basic caption information of when and where you took the photo and description of photo on separate paper.
4. Enclose your name, affiliation, address, phone number and email address.
5. Do not send CD or email photo.
6. When mailing and packaging, corrugated card boards are suggested to keep print(s) from bending. Last year some photographers mailed in tubes available at the post office, additional packing materials are available.

Please send your print(s) to:
Corky Lee
92-31 57th Ave. #4M
Elmhurst, NY 11373

Print sold for personal use only. No reproduction rights are granted or should be assumed. AAJA will email you the final selling price after the auction for your tax purposes upon request.

New York freelance photographer Corky Lee will be curator for the auction and photo exhibit.

Thanks for your continuous help and support in our future Asian American photojournalists scholarship program. Your donation is greatly appreciated!

Deadline: June 30.

More info,
Corky Lee
AAJA Auction Photo Curator
corkylee_photo@yahoo…
646-208-6249

Paul Sakuma
AAJA Photo
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org
facebook: aaja photo
twitter: @aajaphoto

Call for prints for the Photo Silent Auction, deadline is July 1, 2012

Dear AAJA Photojournalists,

This is the first call for your donation to the Photo Silent Auction. 100 percent of the money from auction go directly into the pocket of AAJA photo scholarships. Your donation is also tax deductible.

DEADLINE: JULY 1.

When selecting your print please consider what someone would purchase. Generally celebrity great feature, sports photos sell well. Our prediction is Jeremy Lin photo(s) will be the hot item this year.

Need one or two 11″ x 14″ prints to make this happen. The AAJA Silent Photo Auction is during the Unity convention in August in Las Vegas. Coming or not, you can donate.

Mailing & Print Instructions:
1. Print (IMAGE) must be 11 x 14 inches. Anything larger than this dimension will need to be cut to fit the frame size. Selected prints will be matted in 16” x 20” frame.
2. Please sign your autograph on the lower right corner of image with a silver metallic pen in dark areas and a black pen in lighter areas. The signature should be 1/2 inch above bottom of print and 1/2″ from right side of the print.
3. Include basic caption information of when and where you took the photo and description of photo on separate paper.
4. Enclose your name, affiliation, address, phone number and email address.
5. Do not send CD or email photo.
6. When mailing and packaging, corrugated card boards are suggested to keep print(s) from bending. Last year some photographers mailed in tubes available at the post office, additional packing materials are available. Best mailing tube is the 2″ to 2.5″ in diameter.

Please send your print(s) to:
Corky Lee
92-31 57th Ave. #4M
Elmhurst, NY 11373

Print sold for personal use only. No reproduction rights are granted or should be assumed. AAJA will email you the final selling price after the auction for your tax purposes upon request.

New York freelance photographer Corky Lee will be curator for the auction and photo exhibit.

Thanks for your continuous help and support in our future Asian American photojournalists scholarship program. Your donation is greatly appreciated!

Deadline: JULY 1

More info,
Corky Lee
AAJA Auction Photo Curator
corkylee_photo@yahoo…
646-208-6249

Paul Sakuma
AAJA Photo
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org
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twitter: @aajaphoto

Deadline for AAJA national photo awards is Friday (April 20)

Dear AAJA Photographers,

Here is info on the AAJA National Journalism Awards Photography Competition. The deadline is Friday, April 20, 2012 – I’m sending this to you late since most photographers don’t enter until last week anyway.

info:
aajaonline.tumblr.co…

application pdf:
docs.google.com/file…

contest FAQ:
docs.google.com/file…

More info: Do not email me.
Marcia Santillan, AAJA Professional Programs Coordinator: marcias@aaja.org or 415-346-2051, Ext. 107)

Winners will be announced at the National Convention in Las Vegas.

Paul Sakuma
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org
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