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

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!!!

2015 Dith Pran Instagram Photo Shootout Competition

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.”

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 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.”

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

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 p.m. 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.

2012 Las Vegas Unity Convention early bird deadline is March 16

If you are interested in attending the Unity Convention in Vegas in August, the early bird deadline is March 16. Also drop me a note to say you will be coming. I’m helping to organize some education and fun activities while in Vega$. More info to come.

Dear AAJA Photographers,

If you are interested in attending the Unity Convention in Vegas in August, the early bird deadline is March 16. Also drop me a note to say you will be coming. I’m helping to organize some education and fun activities while in Vega$. More info to come.

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

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

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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.c…
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.com
Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press (photographer. Detroit) eseals@freepress.com
PhotoShootOut: www.aaja.org/programs/…

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.com
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@gm…
Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press (photographer. Detroit) eseals@freepress.com
John Torigoe, CNN (video, multimedia photographer, Phoenix) john.torigoe@turner.co…
www.aaja.org/programs/…

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@freepres… (moderator)
Conner Jay, Salinas Californian (newspaper, multimedia photographer, Salinas, California) jay@pathosphoto.comer
Harvey Ovshinsky, freelance video production (Detroit) Harvey@hkomedia.com
Thanh Trong, NBC (correspondent, Atlanta) thanh.truong@nbcuni.co…
John Torigoe, CNN (video, multimedia photographer, Phoenix) john.torigoe@turner.co…
www.aaja.org/programs/…

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.com
RSVP: www.detroitprincess.co…
$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.com

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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@gm…
Mark Hinojosa, Detroit News (Director of Interactive Media. Detroit) mhinojosa@detnews.com
Bob Houlihan, Detroit News (Director of Photography, Detroit) rhoulihan@detnews.com
Craig Porter, Detroit Free Press ( Director of Photography, Detroit Free Press) cporter99@freepress.co…
Photo students:
Yi-Mou, Lee, Texas at Austin, yi-mou.lee@hotmail.com
Noriko Shiota Slusser, San Francisco City College, noriko@norikoshiota.co…
Maya Sugarman, UCLA, mlsugarman@ucla.edu
James Tesuan, San Jose State, james.tensuan@gmail.co…
An Rong, anrong@three-half.com
Andri Tambunan, capediem291@yahoo.com
Jessica Lum, UC Berkeley
www.aaja.org/programs/…

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.co…
Mark Hinojosa, Detroit News (Director of Interactive Media, Detroit) mhinojosa@detnews.com
www.aaja.org/programs/…

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.com

530pm – 830pm
Photo Silent Auction
at hotel
Corky Lee (freelance photographer, New York) corkylee_photo@yahoo.c…
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.co…

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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@apaforprogress….
Corky Lee, freelance (photographer, New York) corkylee_photo@yahoo.c…
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.com
Info: www.aaja.org/programs/…
RSVP: vincentchin2011.eventb…

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.com
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

Want to come to the AAJA Detroit Convention but need financial support?

Through the generous support of the Ford Foundation, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is pleased to announce the Professional Training Fellowship & Chapter Initiative.

Dear AAJA Photographers,

Want to come to the AAJA National Convention but need some financial support?

Deadline June 10.

Here’s your answer:

Through the generous support of the Ford Foundation, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is pleased to announce the Professional Training Fellowship & Chapter Initiative. With the continued decline in overall representation by journalists of color in America’s newsrooms and the changing industry, the cultural sensitivity, insights and skills of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists stand to be lost. This initiative will award 2 fellowships to members from each chapter and at-large members, who are journalists currently unemployed, to get digital journalism, managerial and entrepreneurial training in order to thrive in today’s shifting media market.

Fellowship winners will attend the state-of-the-art training available at the 22nd Annual National Convention from August 10-13 in Detroit, MI. The fellowship will cover convention costs which include: convention registration, airfare, and hotel accommodations. Restrictions will apply. Fellows selected are required to blog their experiences for the AAJA website and share training information learned from the convention with their chapters. In addition, all winners must commit to at least two hours of chapter volunteer work as determined by the chapter.

Eligibility Requirements Applicants must meet ALL the following requirements:

  • AAJA member for the current year*
  • Affiliated with of one of the 21 AAJA Chapters or a member at-large
  • Committed to AAJA’s mission
  • A journalist currently unemployed

*subject to verification.

How to apply
Eligible applicants must submit the following:

Basic Information
(1) Full Name, (2) Chapter Affiliation, (3) Ethnicity/Race and (4) News Media (newspaper, magazine, television, radio, etc)
Written Essay (500 to 750 words)

Based on your newsroom experience as an AAPI journalist, how would your participation at convention enhance or further the intended objective of this fellowship, and how would you share your experience and knowledge with your chapter (Please be concise and specific as possible).

Where to send information (Received-By Deadline: June 10)

  • Email (preferred): AntonioS@aaja.org Subject Header: AAJA Chapter Initiative
  • Fax: (415) 346-6343 Attention: Antonio Salas
  • Mail: AAJA Chapter Initiative, 5 Third Street, Suite 94103, San Francisco, CA 94103

All selected fellows will be notified by email and posted on AAJA’s main page under headliners by June 15th. The AAJA national office will work with each winner to confirm hotel and convention registrations. Fellows will be required to book their own flight or train arrangements to the convention, the national office will provide you with restrictions. A receipt will need to be forwarded to the national office to receive a reimbursement on your travel.

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization with more than 1,400 members/volunteers in 21 chapters across the U.S. and Asia. AAJA’s mission is to provide a means of association and support among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists, to provide encouragement, information, advice and scholarship assistance to AAPI students who aspire to professional journalism careers, to provide to the AAPI community an awareness of news media and an understanding of how to gain fair access and research and point out when news media organizations stray from accuracy and fairness in the coverage of AAPIs.

For questions, please contact Membership and Chapter Development Manager Antonio Salas at AntonioS@aaja.org or (415) 346-2051 x105.

More info,
Paul Sakuma
psakuma@aol.com

A chance to win a convention registration and support photojournalism scholarships

For those of you on the fence about coming to the AAJA National Convention in Detroit, AFP photographer Stan Honda is donating the fee for one person to attend the convention. Don’t forget, we need your one or two 11 x 14 print by June 1 for the Silent Auction.

Dear AAJA Photojournalists,

For those of you on the fence about coming to the AAJA National Convention in Detroit, AFP photographer Stan Honda is donating the fee for one person to attend the convention. If you would like to attend and would like the opportunity to win this fee (value $300), please contact Paul Sakuma (psakuma@aol.com) Photojournalism students will get special consideration. Thank you Stan for your contribution.

Don’t forget, we need your one or two 11 x 14 print by June 1 for the Silent Auction. If you are coming or not, we need your donation to help student photojournalism scholarships. 100 per cent of money raise will go to these scholarships.

Here is our schedule of photo events as well as some group activities. See latest info on www.aajaphoto.org

Wednesday, August 10

7pm – 9pm
Opening Gala
Arab American National Museum

THURSDAY, August 11

10am – 1115am
Photo planning/PhotoShootOut/Photo Auction/Unity Vegas Meeting

1145am – 230pm
Photo Lunch
Bangkok Crossing

230pm – 345pm
Visual Storytelling Hands On Workshop – Part I

415pm – 530pm
Visual Storytelling Hands On Workshop – Part II

6:30pm – 930pm
Dinner Cruise

FRIDAY, August 12

10am – 1115am
Live student critiques

1115am – 145pm
AAJA membership meeting/lunch

145pm – 3pm
Visual Storytelling Hands On Workshop – Part III

330pm – 5pm
Photo planning/PhotoShootOut/Photo Auction/Unity Vegas Meeting

530pm – 830pm
Photo Auction/Dinner

SATURDAY, August 13

10am
“Through The Lens: Vincent Chin” photo exhibit by Corky Lee & film documentary by Curtis Chin

1pm
Lunch
Pegasus – Greektown

Afternoon: Henry Ford Museum/Motown Museum/Windsor tour

6pm to 9pm
Closing Gala dinner

930am to 130am
Karaoke

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

Prints needed for AAJA Silent Photo Auction

With the success of last year’s AAJA photography auction, we have shown that together we can make a difference.

Please consider donating one or two 11″ x 14″ prints to make this happen. It will go towards the AAJA Silent Photo Auction this coming August in Detroit.

Dear AAJA Photojournalists,

With the success of last year’s AAJA photography auction, we have shown that together we can make a difference.

Please consider donating one or two 11″ x 14″ prints to make this happen. It will go towards the AAJA Silent Photo Auction this coming August in Detroit.

The deadline for early submission is Wednesday, June 1.

Please note: when selecting your print to consider what someone would purchase. Generally celebrity or great feature photos sell well.

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.

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: Wednesday, June 1.

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

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

Call for Photos/Videos: Honoring Our Pioneers

For the first time, AAJA is honoring its founders and recognizing Asian American pioneer journalists at this year’s Opening Reception with an “honor roll” for relevant convention materials.

For the first time, AAJA is honoring its founders and recognizing Asian American pioneer journalists at this year’s Opening Reception with an “honor roll” for relevant convention materials. We invite you to submit still images and/or video clips for our archives and possible use for convention and future programs. Submit any of the following to the mailing address indicated below or aajapioneers@gmail.com by Monday, May 31:

Photos:

All photos must include permission for use and proper accreditation

Only photos dating only up to 1975

Send photo CDs to: Attn: Annabelle A. Udo-O’Malley, AAJA, 1182 Market Street, Suite 320, San Francisco, CA 94102

Videos:
Video should include permission for use and include proper accreditation

Format must be as follows or it will not be used: Quicktime or MPEG-4 preferred sent via www.YouSendIt.com or mailed on USB Memory cards, Flash drives, or as a DATA file on a DVD.

No VHS or tape based

Send videos to: Attn: Suzanne Joe Kai (AAJA-LA Board member), c/o StudioLA.TV, 220 Newport Center Drive, #11-88, Newport Beach, CA 92660

For more information contact events@aaja.org

Call for prints for AAJA Silent Auction

Dear AAJA photojournalists,

Can you donate 1-2 photos that are 11×14 size prints for the AAJA Silent Photo Auction in Los Angeles in August. 100 per cent of proceeds go to photo scholarships.

Every year about $5,000 to $8,000 is raised every year from these Silent Photo Auctions that go directly into the pockets of future student photojournalists.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, June 1.

Printing & Mailing Instruction:
1. Actual image size 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.
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 cardboards are suggested to keep print(s) from bending. Large mailing tube don’t seem to work that well. Smaller mailing tubes work out best.
7. Please send your print(s) to:
Expedi Printing
ATTN: Corky Lee
1300 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Print sold for personal use only. No reproduction rights are granted or should be assumed.

New York freelance photographer, Corky Lee will be our curator for the auction and photo exhibit. For questions, you can contact Corky at: corky@expedi.com

Thank you for helping out future Asian American photojournalists.

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