Who’s going to the 2016 AAJA Convention in Las Vegas?

2016 AAJA National Convention
Las Vegas, August 10-13, 2016 at Caesar’s Palace

Giving a shout-out to all AAJA photographers. Leave a comment to indicate if you’re attending at drop and email to Darrell Miho at miho@darrellmiho.com

We have some additional events and programming that are not on the official schedule as of yet. We are working out logistics, but we hope to have an updated tentative schedule out by Monday night.

Perhaps the new schedule will get a few more of you to come out. come on, it’s Vegas!!!

Winners announced for the 2015 Dith Pran Instagram PhotoShootOut Competition

AAJA announces the winners of the 2015 Dith Pran Instagram PhotoShootOut Competition at the AAJA National Convention in San Francisco August 15. The theme of this year competition is “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

Winners of the Dith Pran Instagram Photo Shootout Awards. Photography by Greg Yamamoto
Contest directors Susan Choi, and James Yee, far left, read the winners of the Dith Pran Instagram Photo Shootout Awards. Winners from far right are James Tensuan (honorable mention), Tam Duong (third place), Kent Nishimura (second place), and Brandon Chew (first place). Photography by Greg Yamamoto

AAJA announces the winners of the 2015 Dith Pran Instagram PhotoShootOut Competition at the AAJA National Convention in San Francisco August 15. The theme of this year competition is “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

 

First place winner

1st place – Brandon Chew, San Jose State University, “Ferry Nice Selfie”. He wins registration for next year’s AAJA Convention and a perpetual trophy cup.

 

Second place winner

2nd place – Kent Nishimura, University of Hawaii, “Playing with Fire”. He wins FitBit watch.

 

Third place winner

3rd place – Tam Duong, California State University East Bay, “Companions”. He wins backpack and seat from the White House News Photographers Association and a photography book.

 

honorable mention winner

Honorable Mention – James Tensuan, San Jose State University, “A Suite Silhouette”. He wins backpack and seat from the White House News Photographers Association and a photography book.

 

Judges:
Stan Honda, New York freelance
Paul Kitagaki, Jr., Sacramento Bee
Kii Sato, Associated Press
Alex Wong, Getty Images
Greg Yamamoto, Hawaii freelance

For any questions, please 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.

2015 AAJA San Francisco Convention Photographer’s Schedule

AAJA National Convention is in San Francisco from Wednesday, August 12 to Sunday, August 16. Here’s information of events catered to the Asian American photographer like yourself.

Tuesday, June 30 is the new deadline for early registration. www.aaja.org

If you are a college photo student or a recent grad, AAJA professional photographers would like to pay your convention registration.

AAJA National Convention is in San Francisco from Wednesday, August 12 to Sunday, August 16. Here’s information of events catered to the Asian American photographer like yourself.

If you are a college photo student or a recent grad, AAJA professional photographers would like to pay your convention registration. Contact below for more information.

You can also donate to help other photographers attend the convention. Contact below for more information.

Jump to Dinning Registration

Photography schedule:

Tuesday, August 11:
Dith Pran PhotoShootOut Instagram competition begins – Start shooting! (www.aajaphoto.org/sh…)

Wednesday, August 12:
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Opening reception – Grand Ballroom
10 p.m. – Photo Suite – Room 456 – Susan Choi

Thursday, August 13:
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Portrait booth – Pacific Concourse Foyer (www.aaja.org/2015-po…)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Photo Exhibit – Expo Hall
12-2 p.m. – Student Critiques, Kii Sato, Associated Press – Pacific M
2-3 p.m. – “Covering Protests: Finding Stories and Staying Safe” – Kii Sato, Associated Press – Pacific M
3-4 p.m. – “Preserving the Past Through Photojournalism” – Paul Kitagaki, Jr., Sacramento Bee, Stan Honda, New York freelance – Pacific M
4-5 p.m. – “Web Docs Deconstructed” – Dai Sugano, San Jose Mercury News – Pacific M
8-10 p.m. – AAJA Ramen Photo Dinner honoring San Jose Mercury News Dai Sugano – Kirimachi Ramen restaurant – Embarcadero #3 – $25 (kirimachi.com) (www.aajaphoto.org/di…)
10 p.m. – Photo Suite – Room 456 – Susan Choi

Friday, August 14:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Portrait booth – Pacific Concourse foyer – (www.aaja.org/2015-po…)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Photo Exhibit – Expo Hall
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – “Nick Ut: Revisiting the Vietnam. War, 40 Years Later”, Nick Ut, Associated Press – Pacific N (www.aajaphoto.org/ni…)
12-2 p.m. – Student Critiques, Kii Sato, Associated Press – Pacific M
2-3 p.m. – “Grounded for Good? The State of Drone Journalism” – Pacific M
3-4 p.m. – “Everything You Know About Multimedia Is Wrong”, Richard Koci Hernandez, U.C. Berkeley – Pacific M
4-5 p.m. – Dith Pran Instagram PhotoShootOut Prep Time
5-6 p.m. – Dith Pran Instagram PhotoShootOut Live Judging – Pacific M       (www.aaja.org/dith-pr…)
6-8 p.m. – Silent Auction – Grand Ballroom (www.aaja.org/2015-si…) (www.aaja.org/2015-ph…)
8-10 p.m. – AAJA Photo dinner honoring Nick Ut  – Stone Korean Kitchen restaurant – Embarcadero #4 – $35 (www.stonekoreankitch…) (www.aajaphoto.org/di…)
10 p.m. – Photo Suite – Site at Hyatt TBA – Susan Choi

Saturday, August 15:
9 a.m. – Ferry to Angel Island – $25 (www.aajaphoto.org/An…)
11 a.m. – Photo Tour of Immigration Station on Angel Island – Corky Lee, New York freelance (www.aajaphoto.org/An…)
3:15 p.m. – Return from Angel Island (www.aajaphoto.org/An…)
7-9 p.m. Gala – PhotoShootOut Awards Presentation (www.aajaphoto.org/sh…)
9-11 p.m. – Karaoke
10 p.m. – Photo Suite – Site at Hyatt TBA – Susan Choi

Sunday, August 16:
10 a.m. – 12 noon – AAJA Photo dim sum brunch – Yank Sing restaurant, 101 Spear Street and Mission street – $30 (www.yanksing.com) (www.aajaphoto.org/di…)

Dinning Registration

Restaurant information:

Photo meal invitations to the AAJA National Convention in San Francisco from Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 16. All restaurants are within one block of the Hyatt Hotel. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP in advance.


sf-ramen

8 p.m., Thursday (Aug 13) Kirimachi Ramen Restaurant Reservations:
We will be honoring prize winning photojournalist Dai Sugano, from the San Jose Mercury News.
Address: Embarcadero #3
www.kirimachi.com


Dinner #




sf-korean

8 p.m., Friday (Aug 14) AAJA Photo Korean Dinner Reservations:
We will be honoring Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Nick Ut from Associated Press.
Address: Embarcadero #4
www.stonekoreankitch…


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sf-dim sum

10 a.m., Sunday (Aug 16) AAJA Photo Dim Sum Brunch Reservations:
Address: 101 Spear Street (off Mission Street)
www.yanksing.com


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More information:
AAJAphoto@gmail.com
www.AAJAphoto.org
Facebook: AAJA Photo
Instagram hashtag: #AAJAphoto
www.AAJA.org

Pulitzer winning Nick Ut to speak at AAJA National Convention Friday, August 14, 2015

Pulitzer Prize winning Associated Press photographer Nick Ut will be speaking 11:30 a.m., Friday, August 14, 2015 in the Pacific North room at the AAJA National Convention in San Francisco. Ut’s talk is entitled: “Nick Ut, Revisiting The Vietnam War, 40 Years Later.”

Nick Ut with his Pulitzer Prize winning photograph 'Napalm Girl' from the Vietnam War. Photo courtesy of Ringo Chiu
Nick Ut with his Pulitzer Prize winning photograph ‘Napalm Girl’ from the Vietnam War. Photo courtesy of Ringo Chiu

Pulitzer Prize winning Associated Press photographer Nick Ut will be speaking 11:30 a.m., Friday, August 14, 2015 in the Pacific N room at the AAJA National Convention in San Francisco. Ut’s talk is entitled: “Nick Ut, Revisiting The Vietnam War, 40 Years Later.”

Nick will be honored at a dinner party hosted by AAJA photographers on Thursday night (Aug 13).

Nick will also speak for a few minutes during the Silent Auction on Friday (Aug 14). He will help start off the auction for his ‘Napalm Girl’ photo.

A story about Nick on the AP website: bit.ly/1GHwjvC

More on Nick’s career:

April 30, 2015 was the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Pulitzer Prize photographer Nick Ut was back in Vietnam to document the anniversary. Huỳnh Công Út, known professionally as Nick Ut, won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for his photograph of a naked 9-year-old girl, Phan Thị Kim Phúc, running toward the camera from a South Vietnamese napalm attack on North Vietnamese invaders at the Trảng Bàng village during the Vietnam War in 1972.

Nick is currently a staff photographer for the AP in the Los Angeles bureau and will retire next year. He gives speeches around the world today talking about world peace. He feels his photograph helped stop the war in Vietnam. President Nixon said the photograph was not authentic. Nick will talk about the anniversary of the end of the war and how Vietnamese still view the war. Should be an interesting talk with photographs of Vietnam today and during the war.

AAJA Annual Lunar New Year event

Let’s get together for AAJA annual Lunar New Year dim sum on Sunday, February 26. I am organizing a table of photographers. I need to know by Feb. 18. Menu to come out soon.

Dear AAJA photographers,

Let’s get together for AAJA annual Lunar New Year dim sum on Sunday, February 26. I am organizing a table of photographers. I need to know by Feb. 18. Menu to come out soon.

If you are a student photographers, please come as my guest. You must be a present photo student enrolled at a school.

What: AAJA (San Francisco Chapter) Lunar New Year dim sum to celebrate the Year of the Dragon
When: Sunday, February 26 at high noon
Where: ABC Seafood restaurant (973 East Hillsdale Boulevard) in Foster City
Cost in advance: AAJA members $25; non-AAJA members $30; students $22.50; children $8.
RSVP: psakuma@aol.com if you want to join our table
RSVP: aajasf.eventbrite.co… if you want to pay separately or email: qghtran@gmail.com
Restaurant: www.abcseafoodrestau…

Photo student scholarship deadline is fast approaching!

This year, AAJA SF is awarding up to $8,000 in scholarships to talented student journalists. You don’t have to be a journalism or mass communications major to apply, but you must be able to demonstrate a strong intent to pursue journalism. Students are generally selected for Bay Area scholarships based on their commitment to journalism, journalistic ability, sensitivity to Asian Pacific American issues as demonstrated by community involvement, financial need and scholastic achievement.

To apply, download the scholarship application here: www.aajasf.org/schol… The deadline to apply is March 31, 2012. You can also email organizers Susanne Brunner at susannejbrunner@gmai… or Stephanie Chuang at steph.chuang@gmail.c… to request a copy via email.

Paul Sakuma
psakuma@aol.com

Convention Schedule for AAJA Photographers *updated 7/31/11*

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE FROM AIRPORT INFO
If you arriving at the Detroit Airport, make sure you take advantage of these taxi discounts:
visitdetroit.com/bur…
When you arrive, if you see another Asian American, suggest taxi ride sharing. About $50

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ALL WEEK:

Voices Student Newspaper Project Photo Staff:
Rashuan Rucker, Voices Photo Editor (photographer, The Detroit Free Press, Detroit) rrucker@freepress.co…
Conner Jay, Voices Photo Mentor (multimedia, photographer, Salinas Californian, Salinas, Calif), jay@pathosphoto.com
Yvonne Leow, Voices Multimedia (multimedia, Associated Press, Phoenix, yvonnetleow@gmail.co…
Yimou Lee, photo student Texas at Austin, yi-mou.lee@hotmail.c…
Holly Pablo, photo student San Diego State, hollypablo88@gmail.c…
Noriko Shiota Slusser, photo student San Francisco City College, noriko@norikoshiota….
Frank Shyong, photo student UCLA, frank.shyong@gmail.c…
Maya Sugarman, photo student UCLA, mlsugarman@ucla.edu
James Tesuan, photo student San Jose State, james.tensuan@gmail….
Jie Jenny Zou, photo student Stony Brook, jiejenny.zou@gmail.c…

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10:

7pm – 9pm
Opening Gala
ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM | 13624 MICHIGAN AVENUE, DEERBORN
The opening reception is in Dearborn and the bus will leave from the hotel starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The last bus leaves at 6:30 p.m. You don’t want to miss it. You do not need a ticket to get into the opening reception. There will be food, refreshments and entertainment.

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THURSDAY AUGUST 11

10am – 1115am
Photo Room – W2-63, Level 2 of the COBO
Photo planning meeting/PhotoShootOut
Corky Lee, freelance (photographer, New York) corkylee_photo@yahoo…
Karen Zhou, freelance (photographer, New York) kzhou181@gmail.com
James Yee, Leah Yee, freelance (photographer, Indianapolis) fotoguyf16@me.com
Susan Choi, freelance (photographer, Boston) choi_susan@hotmail.c…
Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press (photographer. Detroit) eseals@freepress.com
PhotoShootOut: www.aaja.org/program…

1145am – 230pm
Photo Lunch
Bangkok Crossing
620 Woodward Ave, Detroit – Walk from hotel or convention center
313-961-3861
James Yee, Leah Yee (freelance photographer, Indianapolis) fotoguyf16@me.com
Susan Choi (freelance photographier, Boston) choi_susan@hotmail.c…
Cost: professional will split the bill. photo students free.

230pm – 345pm – Thursday
Photo Room – W2-63, Level 2 of the COBO
(Visual Storytelling II) Multimedia Video Gear: From What Reporters Need To Shoot Video To What Professionals Need To Get The Job Done
This hands-on workshop is for reporters who are just getting into shooting video with their cell phone or point-and-shoot camera on a tight budget to professional multimedia photographers who shoot with Nikon and Canon digital/video cameras (Canon 5DMark II for video). We will break into smaller independent groups depending on your expertise and interests. Also personal Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express for those who want separate training.
Attendees: Bring in your photo gear and laptop with a multimedia pieces or raw videos for hands-on discussion. Have pre-loaded Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express or any editing software you use.
Break-out speakers:
Conner Jay, Salinas Callifornian (newspaper, multimedia photographer, Salinas, Calif.) jay@pathosphoto.com
Marc Kawanishi, Media Mission International (multimedia instructor, Raleigh, N.C.) multimediadirector1@…
Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press (photographer. Detroit) eseals@freepress.com
John Torigoe, CNN (video, multimedia photographer, Phoenix) john.torigoe@turner….
www.aaja.org/program…

415pm – 530pm Thursday
Photo Room – W2-63, Level 2 of the COBO
(Visual Storytelling III) How To Shoot Great Multimedia Pieces – Workshop For Both Reporters & Pro Photographers
This hands-on workshop is a continuation of Visual Storytelling I for multimedia video photographers. Once you bought the gear, then how do you shoot with it. We will break into smaller independent groups depending on your interests and expertise to go over deeper into the “One-Man-Band” multimedia video photographers with topics on:
Shooting interviews – some new ideas
Shooting multimedia for small newspapers
Shooting multimedia documentaries
Careers in multimedia – new funding opportunities, marketing, getting assignments
Creating lighting for interviews
Story Telling assignments
Also personal Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express for those who want separate training.
Critiques – bring in your multimedia pieces in for critiques by professionals
Attendees: Bring in your photo gear and laptop with a multimedia pieces or raw videos for hands-on discussion. Have pre-loaded Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express or any editing software you use.
Break-out speakers:
Kathy Kieliszewski, Detroit Free Press (Deputy Director of Photo and Video, Detroit) kkieliszewski@freepr… (moderator)
Conner Jay, Salinas Californian (newspaper, multimedia photographer, Salinas, California) jay@pathosphoto.come…
Harvey Ovshinsky, freelance video production (Detroit) Harvey@hkomedia.com
Thanh Trong, NBC (correspondent, Atlanta) thanh.truong@nbcuni….
John Torigoe, CNN (video, multimedia photographer, Phoenix) john.torigoe@turner….
www.aaja.org/program…

6:30pm
dinner – off site
Dinner Cruise – $33.50 for adults $17.00 for kids.
boards at 6:30pm. Leaves dock at 7pm. Returns at 930pm.
James Yee, Leah Yee, freelance (photographer, Indianapolis) fotoguyf16@me.com
Susan Choi freelance (photographer, Boston) choi_susan@hotmail.c…
RSVP: www.detroitprincess….
$33.88, ADULTS; $17, CHILDREN; DISCOUNT CODE: AAJA2011

10pm
Motor Casino
2901 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
2.9 miles away from hotel
7 minutes by cab from hotel
James Yee, Leah Yee, freelance (photographer, Indianapolis) fotoguyf16@me.com
Susan Choi, freelance (photographer, Boston) choi_susan@hotmail.c…

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FRIDAY AUGUST 12:

10am – 145pm
Live Student Photography Critiques
Photo Room – W2-63, Level 2 of the COBO
Critiquers:
Kii Sato, Associated Press (regional photo editor, Chicago) ksato@ap.org
Thomas Cheng, Agence France Presse (photo editor, Washington DC) Thomas.Cheng@afp.com
Marc Kawanishi, Media Mission International (instructor, Raleigh, NC) multimediadirector1@…
Mark Hinojosa, Detroit News (Director of Interactive Media. Detroit) mhinojosa@detnews.co…
Bob Houlihan, Detroit News (Director of Photography, Detroit) rhoulihan@detnews.co…
Craig Porter, Detroit Free Press ( Director of Photography, Detroit Free Press) cporter99@freepress….
Photo students:
Yi-Mou, Lee, Texas at Austin, yi-mou.lee@hotmail.c…
Noriko Shiota Slusser, San Francisco City College, noriko@norikoshiota….
Maya Sugarman, UCLA, mlsugarman@ucla.edu
James Tesuan, San Jose State, james.tensuan@gmail….
An Rong, anrong@three-half.co…
Andri Tambunan, capediem291@yahoo.co…
Jessica Lum, UC Berkeley
www.aaja.org/program…

1115am – 145pm
AAJA membership meeting/lunch

145pm – 3pm Friday
Photo Room – W2-63, Level 2 of the COBO
(Visual Storytelling PART IV) Multimedia Video: Editing and Producing Your Video Package – Workshop For Both Reporters and Pro Photographers
This hands-on workshop is a continuation of Visual Storytelling I & II for multimedia video photographers. We will break into smaller independent groups to go over topics depending on your expertise and interests. Once your piece is shot, then what do you do? Topics include:
Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express
Video Story Telling editing
Create the Ken Burns effect
Careers in multimedia – new funding opportunities, marketing, getting assignments
Critiques – bring your pieces into for critiques by professionals
Attendees: Bring in your photo gear and laptop with a multimedia pieces or raw videos for hands-on discussion. Have pre-loaded Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express or any editing software you use.
Break-out speakers:
Conner Jay, Salinas Californian (newspaper, multimedia photographer, Salinas, California) jay@pathosphoto.com (moderator)
Brian Kaufman, Detroit Free Press (video journalist, Detroit) bkaufman@freep.com
Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press (photographer, Detroit) eseals@freepress.com
John Torigoe, CNN (video, multimedia photographer, Phoenix) john.torigoe@turner….
Mark Hinojosa, Detroit News (Director of Interactive Media, Detroit) mhinojosa@detnews.co…
www.aaja.org/program…

330pm – 5pm Friday
AAJA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Nick Ut, photographer, Associated Press
also
PhotoShootOut Results
Photo Room – W2-63, Level 2 of the COBO
This years AAJA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Nick Ut, photographer with the Associated Press in Los Angeles, will talk about his famous Pulitzer-Prize winning photo in Vietnam. He will talk about how the photo changed his life. Even these days, Nick gives talks around the world about his photo of the Napalm Girl. His iconic photo he says has helped end the war in Vietnam. His talk is how his photo has helped in world peace.
After Nick’s talk and slide show, we will announce the winner of the Dith Pran PhotoShootOut Results.
Nick Ut, Associated Press (photographer, Los Angeles) nut@ap.org
Kii Sato, Associated Press (photo editor, Chicago) ksato@ap.org
James Yee, Leah Yee, freelance (photographer, Indianapolis) fotoguyf16@me.com
Susan Choi, freelance (photographer, Boston) choi_susan@hotmail.c…

530pm – 830pm
Photo Silent Auction
at hotel
Corky Lee (freelance photographer, New York) corkylee_photo@yahoo…
Karen Zhou (freelance photographer, New York) kzhou181@gmail.com

1030pm
MGM Grand Detroit Casino party
1777 Third Street
The party at V Nightclub within the MGM is open to everyone. No cover is you say the magic password “AAJA”.
www.mgmgranddetroit….

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 13:

10am
“Through The Lens: Vincent Chin”
RSVP for a free ride from the hotel to the “Through the Lens: Vincent Chin” event by photojournalist Corky Lee and Filmmmaker Curtis Chin is now closed. This event is open to everyone. If you have not RSVPed and would still like a ride, please go to the Wintergarden area of the hotel between 9am and 10am for a free ride from GM.

After the event, you are welcome to get a free ride to the photography luncheon in Greektown at 1pm. Or you can get a free ride back to the hotel.

PHOTO TOUR/FILM SCREENING
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
CHINESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER
32582 CONCORD DRIVE, MADISON HEIGHTS, MI

TRANSPORTATION SPONSORED BY GENERAL MOTORS 9 AM (DEPART HOTEL (Wintergarden) TO CENTER); 10 AM (PHOTO EXHIBIT + DISCUSSION/Q&A); 11 AM (FILM SCREENING); 12 PM (DEPART CENTER TO HOTEL; 1 PM (LAST CAR DEPARTS FROM CENTER)

Join New York-based Photojournalist Corky Lee and Filmmaker/Director Curtis Chin (“Vincent Who?”) for an intimate talk about their documentation surrounding the 1982 Vincent Chin Case. Lee will be on hand to discuss his gallery of photographs that are housed at the Chinese American Community Center which documents the movement sparked by the case that brought Asian Americans together in protest. Concluding this event will be Chin’s 2009 documentary film “Vincent Who?” which questions 80 young Asian Americans about a landmark case that has become unnoticed among today’s generation.

Curtis Chin, documentary film maker, curtis@apaforprogres…
Corky Lee, freelance (photographer, New York) corkylee_photo@yahoo…
Karen Zhou, freelance (photographer, New York) kzhou181@gmail.com
James Yee, Leah Yee, freelance (photographer, Indianapolis) fotoguyf16@me.com
Susan Choi, freelance (photographer, Boston) choi_susan@hotmail.c…
Info: www.aaja.org/program…
RSVP: vincentchin2011.even…

1pm
lunch – off site
Pegasus – Greektown
558 Monroe Street, Detroit
313-964-6800
Kim – 20 people confirmed
James Yee, Leah Yee, freelance (photographer, Indianapolis) fotoguyf16@me.com
Susan Choi, freelance (photographer, Boston) choi_susan@hotmail.c…
Cost: professional will split the bill. photo students free.

Afternoon Options: Henry Ford Museum or Motown Museum or Windsor (need a passport)

6pm to 9pm
Closing Gala dinner
This years AAJA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Nick Ut, photographer with the Associated Press, will be presented his award.
Winners of the PhotoShootOut will be presented their awards.

930am to 130am
Karaoke

More info,
Paul Sakuma
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org

Photographers, your prints are needed for the AAJA Silent Auction

This is my second 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.

Dear AAJA Photojournalists,

This is my second 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.

Unfortunately we don’t have many donations yet!

Photo students can also donate a photo.

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 national convention August in Detroit. 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:
Expedi Printing
ATTN: Corky Lee
1300 Metropolitian Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237

If you already framed your photograph, please ship directly to:
Deb Scola
Community Affairs, Detroit Media Partnership
615 w. Lafayette ave
Detroit, MI 48226

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 to benefit AAJA student scholarships

Dear AAJA photographers,

The Silent Auction at the AAJA National Convention was very successful.

But we need more of your 11 x 14 prints for Silent Photo Auctions in San Francisco and Sacramento that will help out AAJA Chapter student scholarships.

Please donate one or two prints to each of the chapters to be sold at the AAJA Silent Photo Auctions in San Francisco on Saturday, Sept. 18, and in Sacramento on Monday, Oct. 4.

When selecting your donation print, consider what someone would purchase. In other words, spot news doesn’t sell well – sports stars, celebrities and great feature photos sell well. People who buy these photos want to hang the purchased photo on their wall.

Mailing Print:
-Your 11×14 print will be framed in a glass frame.
-Autograph your print on the lower right under the photo in white border area.
-Include basic caption information of when and where you took the photo and description of photo on separate paper.
-Enclose your name, affiliation, address, phone number and email address.
-Do not send CD or email photo. Prints without autographs do NOT sell well.

San Francisco Chapter deadline: Friday, Sept. 10.

Send your print(s) to:
AAJA Photo Auction/San Francisco
Oanh Ha
1585 Schallenberger Road
San Jose, CA 95131

More info,
Oanh Ha
koanh_ha@yahoo.com

Sacramento Chapter deadline: Monday, Sept. 27.

AAJA Photo Auction/Sacramento
Edward de la Fuente
4024 Kalamata Way
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

More info,
Edward de la Fuente
ofthefountain@earthl…

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.

Thanks for helping out future Asian American journalists.

Paul Sakuma
psakuma@aol.com
www.aajaphoto.org
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AAJA convention photo schedule and advanced registration deadline

Dear AAJA photojournalists,

The next deadline for advanced registration for the AAJA national convention is Friday, June 18. After that date the registration will go up $75 for professionals and $50 for students.

Here’s the tentative schedule for photojournalists at the convention:

Wednesday, August 4:
Photographers social
Start of PhotoShooutOut Competition
Photo Auction planning meeting
Opening evening reception (all)

Thursday, August 5:
All-day multimedia workshop
Boat ride and dinner (all)

Friday, August 6:
Live Student Photography Critiques
Olympic Photography
Haiti Photography
Freelance Photography
Book Photography
Photography Auction
PhotoShootOut Deadline

Saturday, August 7:
Japanese lunch in Little Tokyo
Photo Tour at Japanese American Museum
Awards Ceremony (all)
Closing Party (all)

Sunday, August 8:
Dim sum in Chinatown

More info on registration: www.aaja.org/program…

Photojournalism schedule an more info about the convention: www.aajaphoto.org/

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