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Dim Sum in Philly Sunday (July 30)

Good Morning everyone.

Well, it’s the bottom of the 9th, the bases are loaded and the ball game is almost over. AAJA17 is officially over, but we have one last get together. We hope you all had a great experience in Philly. We hope you all travel safely to wherever your next destination will be, I encourage you all to post some photos on the AAJA Photo Affinity Group Facebook page.

Once again, it is late, I am tired, so I’ll write more later.

Please note that the meeting time for dim sum today has changed. We will meet in the lobby at 10 a.m. and then walk over to Ocean Harbor.

SUNDAY, July 30, 2017
Meet in lobby at 10 a.m.
Meet at restaurant at 10:15 a.m.
Group Dim Sum (free for college photography major students)
Ocean Harbor (Opens at 10 a.m.)
1023 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 574-1398

Got some photos to post? You can post them to the AAJAphoto facebook page at www.aajaphoto.org/fb/

Photojournalists Group Schedule for 2017 Philadelphia Convention

The Friendship Gate, produced by artisans in Chinatown’s “sister city” of Tianijn, China in 1983, was installed at the intersection of Tenth and Arch Street in 1984. Photo by James Yee taken Monday, July 24, 2017.
The Friendship Gate, produced by artisans in Chinatown’s “sister city” of Tianijn, China in 1983, was installed at the intersection of Tenth and Arch Street in 1984. Photo by James Yee taken Monday, July 24, 2017.

2017 AAJA Convention
July 26 – 29, 2017

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

Photojournalists Affinity Group Schedule

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017
12:01 a.m. Beginning of Dith Pran Photo Shootout Competition
Rules: www.aaja17.org/dith-pr…

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Commonwealth Hall C
Workshop: Explore 360/VR Journalism – A New Frontier of Storytelling
Speakers: Michael Quan/Interactive Tactical Group, Gene Cao/Insta360, Chang Lee/The New York Times, Alex Wong/Getty Images

6 p.m. Regency Ballroom
Opening Reception

8:30 p.m. Bank & Bourbon Bar in the hotel lobby
Photo Group Networking Mixer
Meet w/ Susan Choi, James Yee, Alex Wong after Opening Reception

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Commonwealth Hall A2
Panel: Supercharge Your Photo/Video for Social Media
Moderator: Darrell Miho
Speakers: Michael Yamashita, National Geographic, Dion Lim, former news anchor/reporter at WTSP, St. Petersburg, (KGO-TV in San Francisco this fall)

8 p.m. Dinner
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine
1009 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 592-8288
Group Dinner
(free for college photography major students)

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Commonwealth Hall A2
Panel: Lessons From Photographing Standing Rock
Moderator: Ariel Zambelich, NPR
Speakers: Augus Mordant, Freelance, Josh Morgan, The Greenville News, Richard J. Tsong-Taatarii, Minneapolis Star Tribune

5 p.m. Deadline for Dith Pran Photo Shootout Competition
Rules: www.aaja17.org/dith-pr…

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Regency A & B
Silent Auction www.aaja17.auction-bid…

8:45 p.m. Dinner
Vietnam Palace
222 N 11th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 592-9596
Group Dinner Honoring Nick Ut’s Retirement (Nick will be there)
(free for college photography major students)

SATURDAY, July 29, 2017
1 p.m. Lunch
Jim’s Steaks South St.
400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 928-1911
www.jimssouthstreet.co…
Philly-Style Cheesesteak Group Lunch
(free for college photography major students)

After Lunch 
Tours to be discussed at lunch:

  • Liberty Bell
  • Independence Hall
  • Rocky Statue and Rocky Steps
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • South Street Neighborhood
  • Museum of The American Revolution

7 p.m. Millennium Hall
Gala Scholarship & Awards Banquet
Dith Pran Photo Shootout winners announced

SUNDAY, July 30, 2017
UPDATED TIME
10:15 a.m. Lunch
Ocean Harbor (Opens at 10 a.m.)
1023 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 574-1398
Group Dim Sum
(free for college photography major students)

For more information: James Yee (317) 640-1873
aajaphoto@gmail.com
www.aajaphoto.org
Facebook: AAJAPhoto.org/fb/
Instagram Photo Shootout tag: #aajaphoto

2017 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)

AAJA is proud to announce the 2017 Dith Pran Photo Shootout Competition to take place at the AAJA National Convention in Philadelphia, July 26-29, 2017. Philadelphia is known as the “City of Brotherly Love”, so we are looking for the photograph that best depicts this slogan. This contest is open to ALL attendees at the AAJA 2017 convention in Philadelphia.

Top prize is convention registration for next year’s convention.

Instagram PhotoShootOut Rules:

  • Submit photo entries using the Instagram hashtag #AAJAPhoto. Upload your photo submission(s) with caption information using any Instagram App.
  • Deadline: Photo submission(s) must be uploaded on Instagram by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, July 28, 2017.
  • Contestants can start shooting anytime beginning 12:01am EST Wednesday, July 26 and must be uploaded by the contest deadline stated above.
  • A professional grade camera is not required. Images submitted from mobile devices (cellphone or tablet) are acceptable.
  • Each entrant can submit up to three (3) images. Judging will be based on a single image and not a series of images.
  • Entries should be based on the theme. Photos will be judged on theme interpretation, artistic style, composition & technical execution. 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 filters allowed. Exception only is the black and white filter.
  • There is no cost to enter the competition.
  • Winners will be posted on www.AAJAPhoto.org The First Place winner will have their name engraved on the Annual Dith Pran Photo Shootout perpetual award. First, second, and third place winners will be announced on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the AAJA Gala Scholarship & Awards Banquet. First place prize is the convention fee for next year’s convention, a $250 value. Other prizes will be announced a later date.
  • For any questions, please contact AAJA photographer James Yee (317-640-1873) or Alex Wong (202-438-7050) or email questions to aajaphoto@gmail.com

History: The AAJA Photo Shootout 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