AAJA 2010 Los Angeles Convention Photo Schedule

For the latest AAJA convention programing for photography events only, you can check the AAJA National Web site:

www.aaja.org/program…

Here’s what’s officially planned so far. More to come:

PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS
ANNUAL DITH PRAN PHOTOGRAPHY AND MULTIMEDIA SHOOTOUT
The Dith Pran Photo ShootOut is a photo competition held at AAJA’s annual national convention to encourage promising young people who are studying and practicing photojournalism. This year’s theme will be “Hollyweird.” The Photo ShootOut was started in 2000 to honor Dith, who risked his life in Cambodia during the holocaust by the Khmer Rouge to help journalists tell the story of the atrocities in his home country. The name of the winner of the Photo ShootOut is engraved on a perpetual trophy, which will be presented at the Gala Banquet on Saturday, August 7, 2010, and permanently housed at AAJA’s National Office. $200 in cash awards. Over $1,000 in other photography prizes. AAJA invites additional contributions to a new fund developed in memory of Dith, who passed away in 2008. For more information about this fund contact AAJA’s National Office at 415.346.2051 or national@aaja.org

PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR/TALK/EXHIBIT WITH STAN HONDA ON WWII JAPANESE INTERNMENT CAMPS
Agence France Presse photojournalist Stan Honda will lead a photographic tour of his project, “Moving Walls”, of the Heart Mountain, Wyoming, internment camp at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles. Honda will also talk and show pictures in a program at the museum about the 1994 recovery of barracks near the site of the camp where Japanese Americans were interned during World War II. He will speak about his documentation of the project and his perspective as a Sansei whose parents were interned in Arizona. Museum volunteers, several who were also interned during the war, will also speak about their experience in Wyoming and at the reconstruction of the barracks at the museum. Saturday, August 7, 2 pm. Japanese American National Museum: www.janm.org

SPECIAL EVENTS
OPENING RECEPTION
Kick off the convention at AAJA’s opening ceremony and reception emceed by renowned music journalist Ben Fong- Torres. Wednesday, August 4, 7-9 pm

SILENT AUCTION & RECEPTION
Come out for a fun and unique evening where hundreds of items will be up for bid. Proceeds help fund AAJA scholarships, internships and other national programs. Friday, August 6, 5:30-8 pm

GALA SCHOLARSHIP & AWARDS BANQUET
This evening features the recognition of AAJA scholarship and internship recipients, the 2010 awards winners, and the convention’s keynote speaker. Saturday, August 7, 7-9 pm

KARAOKE NIGHT
Tune your pipes for the ever-so-popular closing event at convention! Saturday, August 7, 9 pm-1 am