award winning – David Hemmings Bird Photography http://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 18:17:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T155134.587.png award winning – David Hemmings Bird Photography http://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/ 32 32 SLAM Charter students meet Grammy-winning artist PaoPao for International Women’s Day – CBS Miami https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/slam-charter-students-meet-grammy-winning-artist-paopao-for-international-womens-day-cbs-miami/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 18:10:22 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/slam-charter-students-meet-grammy-winning-artist-paopao-for-international-womens-day-cbs-miami/ MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican artist PaoPao met with students at SLAM Charter School in honor of International Women’s Day. PaoPao, along with an all-female panel of RichMusic executives, led a Q&A with students on Tuesday morning to discuss the music industry and careers within the industry that some may not be […]]]>

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican artist PaoPao met with students at SLAM Charter School in honor of International Women’s Day.

PaoPao, along with an all-female panel of RichMusic executives, led a Q&A with students on Tuesday morning to discuss the music industry and careers within the industry that some may not be familiar with. not.

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“I wish I had someone to come in, from an artist’s perspective, and be like, ‘It’s actually possible to do this!'” PaoPao said.

Speaking to SLAM students, PaoPao, who is under contract with RichMusic, highlighted International Women’s Day as well as “WomenUp,” an initiative launched by RichMusic to encourage women to follow their dreams.

The all-female panel included people who started their careers at RichMusic as interns and are now in leadership positions.

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“Being able to educate young students about the wide range of everything they could do in the industry is really cool because I didn’t have that,” said Sofia Jimenez, who went from intern to project manager for artist relations and business development. .

PaoPao’s career at RichMusic is also a bit of women’s history. The singer-songwriter started working for the label as a label manager before being signed as an artist.

“I started as the label boss, which is crazy,” PaoPao joked. “It’s a career and a journey, I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who has [gone this route]“, added the singer.

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The Q&A at SLAM came nearly a week after RichMusic released its all-female debut EP “hembrismo,” directed and produced by its first female signer, PaoPao, and featuring La Gabi, ARIA VEGA, Cami Da Baby and Villano Antillano.

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Local photographer wins prize for nature photography | Culture & Leisure https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/local-photographer-wins-prize-for-nature-photography-culture-leisure/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 11:30:00 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/local-photographer-wins-prize-for-nature-photography-culture-leisure/ The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) has revealed the top 250 winners of its 2022 Showcase Photo Contest. Sylvia A. Hosie of Toledo received the Judges Choice award in Altered Reality for the image “Out of the Mist of Time “, which was taken in Yellowstone National Park. “My image is a mix of […]]]>

The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) has revealed the top 250 winners of its 2022 Showcase Photo Contest. Sylvia A. Hosie of Toledo received the Judges Choice award in Altered Reality for the image “Out of the Mist of Time “, which was taken in Yellowstone National Park.

“My image is a mix of three photos and a texture layer. It’s an artistic vision of the American bison returning from the brink of extinction,” Hosie said.

The annual Showcase Photo Contest, now in its 19th year, highlights the best nature photography created by NANPA members, who include experienced amateurs as well as some of North America’s most accomplished professionals. . Prizes are awarded in six distinct categories: Birds, Mammals, Macro/Micro/Other Wildlife, Landscapes, Altered Reality, and Conservation.

Panels of industry professionals selected the winning images from more than 3,370 submissions. The six judges are award-winning and experienced nature photographers themselves, with expertise as artists, authors, equipment representatives, naturalists, conservation specialists and documentary filmmakers.

“NANPA members are some of the best photographers in the world. They don’t all have recognizable names, but their images deserve recognition, and Showcase provides an opportunity for that,” said Wendy Shattil, Contest Coordinator. And Shattil fully understands how much impact winning a prestigious photo competition can have on a photographer’s career – she was the first woman to win a grand prize at the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition in 1990.

The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) is a nonprofit that helps nature photographers at all levels of experience develop as artists, citizen scientists, and entrepreneurs through education, networking and advocacy. NANPA and its members are particularly committed to protecting the environment and promoting responsible photography in nature. The organization was founded in 1994 by over 100 of the most accomplished nature photographers of the time. Learn more at nanpa.org.

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CHILD OF THE SUN DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES RETURNS WITH CELEBRATED PHOTOGRAPHER https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/child-of-the-sun-distinguished-speakers-series-returns-with-celebrated-photographer/ Mon, 07 Feb 2022 21:07:00 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/child-of-the-sun-distinguished-speakers-series-returns-with-celebrated-photographer/ LAKELAND, Florida., February 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Florida Southern College’s Child of the Sun Distinguished Speakers series returns with a look at life through the lens of a camera. John Pinderhughes Renowned commercial and fine art photographer John Pinderhughes will deliver a lecture using his photographs from his career spanning over 50 years. The conference […]]]>

LAKELAND, Florida., February 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Florida Southern College’s Child of the Sun Distinguished Speakers series returns with a look at life through the lens of a camera.

John Pinderhughes

Renowned commercial and fine art photographer John Pinderhughes will deliver a lecture using his photographs from his career spanning over 50 years. The conference titled “Understanding One Another: Storytelling and Human Experience” will take place at 7 p.m. to February 9 at Branscomb Auditorium.

The Child of the Sun Distinguished Speakers series brings together speakers of national and international renown South Florida College campuses and land of lakes community several times a year to explore some of the most fascinating issues and events of our time. Featuring acclaimed experts, the series aims to provoke thought, stimulate conversation and inspire action on a wide range of topics.

Pinderhughes’ commercial work is best described as “real people” and “illustration” photography. Major advertising agencies, record labels, magazines and large corporations are among his regular clients. Recent projects include Publix Super Markets, Sony, Verizon, BMW, hunting bankAnheuser-Busch, Canon and American Express.

Pinderhughes’ fine art photography explores variations in pattern, texture, light and line. It has been widely exhibited and is represented in major collections; including the Picker Art Gallery at Colgate Universitythe Museum of Modern Art, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Ringling Museum.

Parallel to Pinderhughes’ speech at South Floridahis work is also currently on display at the Polk Museum of Art through February 24.

Pinderhughes is the first guest on the Child of the Sun Distinguished Speakers series since February 2020, but Dr. Sarah Fletcher Hardingthe dean of arts and sciences at South Floridahopes to be able to find one or two additional speakers this year.

“To bring an amazing speaker to campus in a way that is safe for our audience and our speaker, it is so important for us to do so,” Fletcher Harding noted. “We are very happy to have John Pinderhughes as our first speaker. He will talk about his own photographic journey intertwined in some of his photographs. Just hearing him talk about his own life experience is fascinating.”

The appearance of Pinderhughes will require wearing a mask in Branscomb. The conference is open to the public.

About College of South Florida
Founded in 1883, South Florida College is the oldest private college in the state. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through more than 70 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. South Florida has a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning, and has 30 NCAA Division II National Championships. Florida Southern is ranked #8 in the “Top Regional Universities in the South” by US News and World Report in its 2022 “Best Colleges” guide and is included in The Princeton Review 2022 Top 387 Colleges guide and the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022”. The 2021-2022 Colleges of Distinction Guide praises Florida Southern’s AACSB-accredited Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise, alongside the College’s School of Education and its Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Poets and quants, US News and World Report, and The Princeton Review additionally praise the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise and the Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences as the nation’s leading programs for business and nursing education. Home to the world’s largest unique collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, FSC has appeared on The Princeton Review’s National 20 “Most Beautiful Campuses” list for 12 consecutive years. Connect with Florida Southern College.

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Prosecutors hold workshop to help Broward residents seal arrest records • Coral Springs Talk https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/prosecutors-hold-workshop-to-help-broward-residents-seal-arrest-records-coral-springs-talk/ Sat, 05 Feb 2022 15:14:26 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/prosecutors-hold-workshop-to-help-broward-residents-seal-arrest-records-coral-springs-talk/ By Kevin Deutsch Broward County residents with arrest histories can learn how to request to seal and expunge their records at a workshop hosted by the Broward State’s Attorney’s Office, prosecutors announced Saturday. The Arrest Records Sealing and Expunging Workshop will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on March 3 at the Miramar Multiservice […]]]>

By Kevin Deutsch

Broward County residents with arrest histories can learn how to request to seal and expunge their records at a workshop hosted by the Broward State’s Attorney’s Office, prosecutors announced Saturday.

The Arrest Records Sealing and Expunging Workshop will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on March 3 at the Miramar Multiservice Complex, 6700 Miramar Parkway, Miramar. Doors will close at 7 p.m. sharp

If a person was charged with a crime and the case did not result in a conviction, they may be eligible for the deletion of a single arrest record, prosecutors say.

If they have been charged with a crime and received a withheld judgment, that case may be eligible to be sealed.

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Only cases that occurred in Broward County can be reviewed by the Broward State’s Attorney’s Office.

Applicants are encouraged to complete a online application form before the workshop. Walk-ins are welcome. Participants must bring a valid ID.

For those wishing to submit their application by post instead of attending the workshop, the required documents are available for download here:

More information on the sealing and radiation process is available here.

For help determining if someone is eligible or for help with the process, call the Broward State Attorney’s Office at 954-831-6955.

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Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime reporter and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on the staff of the Miami Herald, New York Daily News and Palm Beach Post.

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Bookface Literary Group to Host Award-Winning Photographer and Cameraman at Upcoming Event https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/bookface-literary-group-to-host-award-winning-photographer-and-cameraman-at-upcoming-event/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 07:50:00 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/bookface-literary-group-to-host-award-winning-photographer-and-cameraman-at-upcoming-event/ BAFTA- and Emmy-winning photographer and cameraman Doug Allan will recount some of his extraordinary adventures on the ice at an enduring book swap brunch in March. The wildlife snapper – who has worked extensively with Sir David Attenborough – will discuss his captivating book Freeze Frame: A Wildlife Cameraman’s Adventures on Ice at the popular […]]]>

BAFTA- and Emmy-winning photographer and cameraman Doug Allan will recount some of his extraordinary adventures on the ice at an enduring book swap brunch in March.

The wildlife snapper – who has worked extensively with Sir David Attenborough – will discuss his captivating book Freeze Frame: A Wildlife Cameraman’s Adventures on Ice at the popular Bookface book swap breakfast at Glasgow’s Glaschu restaurant on March 5.



Doug Allan, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning photographer and cameraman

Bookface events are the brainchild of Coatbridge-raised animator and creative director Heather Suttie.

Coatbridge High alum Heather is an avid reader and created her 2020 Bookface Facebook book group during the pandemic, which has attracted an incredible 1,900 members across Lanarkshire, Glasgow and around the world.



The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

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It features a book-swap event and a monthly get-together with a host of famous authors and guests to discuss their latest books.

At the upcoming event, Fife-born Doug will talk about how he spent seven years in Antarctica as a research diver, scientist and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, before changing direction to film full-time in 1983.

Since then, he has become a world-renowned and highly respected cameraman, having won eight Emmy Awards, five BAFTAs and twice winning the Wildlife Photographer of the Year underwater category.

Doug will share insight into his experiences filming nature and living in polar areas. He will also tell some of the stories behind his unique collection of photographs featured in his book.

Heather told Lanarkshire Live: “It’s a dream come true for me in 2022.

“I love Doug and his work; he is fascinating and a brilliant speaker.

“This book is just amazing and I can’t wait to hear how he manages to befriend polar bears and penguins .”

Doug’s directing career spans four decades and during that time he has worked for Discovery, National Geographic, BBC, and his camera work has appeared in groundbreaking series such as The Blue Planet, Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants , Expedition Iceberg and Forces of Nature.

Sir David Attenborough said of Doug: “Doug Allan seems to be immune to most of the limitations that govern other humans. Moreover, he is totally fearless in a way that comes not from recklessness but from deep knowledge and experience.”

Doug added: “There are great days when animals behave spectacularly right in front of your lens. And other quieter moments where a deeper understanding is revealed, a new insight into the environment and what is alive there.

“I look forward to talking about these moments of truth and how they are a wildlife cameraman’s greatest privilege.”

Tickets are priced at £30 and are available from Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/3fMFccw

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Fun workshop to highlight the Children of the Carrefour https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/fun-workshop-to-highlight-the-children-of-the-carrefour/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 05:11:33 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/fun-workshop-to-highlight-the-children-of-the-carrefour/ Characteristics Journalist 4 hours ago Simeon Moodoo – A Reading of Children of the Crossroads by Simeon Moodoo will launch the Playwrights Workshop Trinbago (PWT) (MRTS) monthly reader drama series for 2022. This reading will be the first act of a three-act play. The theatrical series, held on the first Wednesday of each month, will […]]]>


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A Reading of Children of the Crossroads by Simeon Moodoo will launch the Playwrights Workshop Trinbago (PWT) (MRTS) monthly reader drama series for 2022. This reading will be the first act of a three-act play.

The theatrical series, held on the first Wednesday of each month, will continue online in light of precautionary measures against the covid19 pandemic, a press release said.

The reading will take place via Zoom Reunion only on January 5 at 7 p.m.

Children of the Crossroads follows Boysie, a 15-year-old high school student of Indo-Trinidadian descent and batting combatant, as he sets out on a journey to reclaim his legacy. His family decided to protect him from the gayelle, but as danger looms he finds himself in need of “high science” to protect his family.

In his brief note before the script, Moodoo, who is an MA candidate, said, “This piece is written in part as part of the MA in Cultural Studies at the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies, UWI, St Augustine campus. This is the practice-based component of the study, and it is based on the researcher’s auto-ethnographic journey, interviews conducted and an analysis of historical / scholarly accounts and recordings of Trinidadian martial traditions of combat in the United States. stick and whip. It is the result of exploring the contributions of the East Indies to Trinidadian culture through these martial ways.

Moodoo has been a drama and theater professor at the Department of Education for five years. He has been an educator in various schools including public / non-denominational schools and schools run by government assisted religious councils.

He has worked in community theater and educational theater through and in collaboration with theater companies such as Arts in Action (AiA), Máp Brulé and Halqa Productions, as well as various youth and community groups in Trinidad and Tobago.

He completed the Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts (High Honors) in 2014 and the Bachelor of Science in Sociology (with a minor in International Relations) in 2011 at UWI, St Augustine.

Moodoo is also an award-winning national and regional playwright and director, as well as the founder and artistic director of Halqa Productions. He is founding director of the TT Performing Arts Network (TTPAN) and director of the Holistic Learning Center.

Playwrights Workshop Trinbago (PWT) invites actors, playwrights, directors, producers and the audience to join Zoom to listen to the reading and participate in the discussion to help the playwright in the further development of the script.

Join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82136776250

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Artist Spider-Gwen Reveals Amazing Photoshop Of Blonde Singer Debbie Harry As Hero https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/artist-spider-gwen-reveals-amazing-photoshop-of-blonde-singer-debbie-harry-as-hero/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 01:18:00 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/artist-spider-gwen-reveals-amazing-photoshop-of-blonde-singer-debbie-harry-as-hero/ Spider-Gwen colorist Rico Renzi shared an artistic Photoshop of Debbie Harry of rock band Blondie as the heroic Gwen Stacy. The character quickly became a favorite with comic book fans when she made her debut during the Spider-Verse series of events, and was subsequently voiced by Hailee Steinfeld in the award-winning series Spider-Man: Into The […]]]>


Spider-Gwen colorist Rico Renzi shared an artistic Photoshop of Debbie Harry of rock band Blondie as the heroic Gwen Stacy. The character quickly became a favorite with comic book fans when she made her debut during the Spider-Verse series of events, and was subsequently voiced by Hailee Steinfeld in the award-winning series Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse animated film for Sony Pictures. Debbie Harry is Blondie’s lead singer and has also had a successful solo and acting career. But now you can see what Debbie Harry would look like as Spider-Gwen live.

Renzi posted his Spider-Gwen Photoshop on his Instagram account. It features a black and white portrait of Debbie Harry looking forward in the trendy Spider-Gwen hoodie costume. Renzi captioned the photo with the hashtags “#spidergwen #debbieharry #blondie #gwenstacy #spiderverse”.

Spider-Gwen returned in the first trailer for the Spider-Verse following Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse (Part 1). The trailer picked up where the first movie left off, with Gwen Stacy teleporting to Miles Morales’ bedroom. She offered Miles an invitation to join him on an adventure, which he couldn’t pass up. Pictures showed Through the Spider-Verse will introduce Miles to Oscar Isaac’s Spider-Man 2099.

After the success of Spider-Man: No Path Home, fans wanted to see more of Andrew Garfield’s Amazing Spider-Man. Even though Gwen Stacy, played by Emma Stone, died in The Incredible Spider-Man 2, there have been rumors that Garfield and Stone could return in Amazing Spider-Man 3.

No way home Co-writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, where they discussed how Garfield wanted to explore a darker path for Spider-Man after Gwen Stacy’s death.

“The last time you saw Andrew Garfield it was Gwen’s death, and it must have sent him down a dark spiral, maybe he never came out of it,” McKenna said. “We don’t know, because we haven’t seen a third movie. Where has it gone? Maybe a really dark place. We wanted to be true to the characters in those movies. Really have conversations to clarify where they are. find, without giving too much away. Don’t come in, spill all the beans. ‘Tobey’s Peter runs Peter Parker Industries!’ You just wanted to get little clues about it without it being all that exposure as a fan service. ”

“Tobey wanted to be very minimal about what you know. Very, very minimal,” McKenna continued. “Andrew really liked the idea that he was still being tortured because of what happened in Amazing Spider-Man 2 and where it left him, and how they could bring it to Tom. “We can sympathize with you. We know what you are going through. If anyone in the world knows what you are going through, it’s us.” But also, “We can be beacons”. Tobey in particular went through this darkness. We thought it was cool that Andrew’s Peter was still in the middle of this darkness. They weren’t just there to go, “Two awesome Jedi Knight heroes showing up and going to help you take down the bad guys.” They go through their own affairs. We were trying to explain to the characters that they did a great job creating and that they are really true to these characters, these stories and these worlds so that we didn’t feel like we were doing a callback, fan service. “

What do you think of Debbie Harry as Spider-Gwen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!



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[Eye Interview] Famous photographer MJ Kim forms a lens on ordinary people https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/eye-interview-famous-photographer-mj-kim-forms-a-lens-on-ordinary-people/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 00:18:00 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/eye-interview-famous-photographer-mj-kim-forms-a-lens-on-ordinary-people/ MJ Kim stands in front of his photographic portraits of ordinary people. (MJ Kim) The life of photographer MJ Kim has been a roller coaster ride. From studying filmmaking in London to getting a job with singer Paul McCartney, a partnership that would last over 10 years, taking pictures of ordinary people and directing an […]]]>


MJ Kim stands in front of his photographic portraits of ordinary people. (MJ Kim)

The life of photographer MJ Kim has been a roller coaster ride. From studying filmmaking in London to getting a job with singer Paul McCartney, a partnership that would last over 10 years, taking pictures of ordinary people and directing an award-winning short, Kim, 49 years old, did it all. With irrepressible optimism and enthusiasm.

A gentle bossa nova tune is played in Kim’s studio, her “man cave”, in Seoul’s trendy Seongsu-dong district. The white walls of the high-ceilinged room are covered in photographs – a portrait of a metallurgist from Euljiro who has become a good friend, still lifes of garbage (he’s planning a still life exhibit of the garbage he produces) and, of course, portraits of instantly recognizable international celebrities.

“Today is an important topic. The way we live today may change tomorrow, ”Kim said of the title of her next show. He tentatively titled the show, which records the transformation of the US military base at Yongsan into a park, “Remembering the Past and Dreaming About Tomorrow, Watching Today.” It is inspired by a line by the great Indian playwright Kalidasa, he explained. “I realized that investing today is the only safe investment for a change tomorrow, when I was on the verge of reaching my fiftieth,” he said. “Now every day is precious.”

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” says a saying. And that’s exactly what Kim has done with her life which, according to her own account, has seen its fair share of ups and downs.

After failing to enter college in Korea, he ended up studying cinema in London. When his lack of fluency in English became a major obstacle while working on group projects required for film studies, he took a detour into photography, just so he could earn course credits.

“There was no need to be stressed about English,” he said. “I could take pictures on my own and go to a dark room to make prints, on my own. As he dabbled in photography, the 1997 Asian financial crisis hit and he had to drop out of school.

He took odd jobs to stay in the UK and was eventually hired as a photo intern at a small news agency. “I didn’t have a dream or passion for photography at the time. At first it was just a way to survive, ”he said.

Singer Paul McCartney (MJ Kim)

Singer Paul McCartney (MJ Kim)

Then came the celebrity boom of the early 2000s. He had just moved into the Press Association when there was a sudden explosion of information about entertainment. “Journalists didn’t really like covering show business news. I volunteered to do it because for me it was about survival, ”Kim said of her early days as a celebrity photographer. Very quickly, he found himself working on the red carpets of Cannes, the Oscars and the Venice festival.
Actor Natalie Portman (MJ Kim)

Actor Natalie Portman (MJ Kim)

He then began to make portraits of lesser-known actors at festivals, less busy, and became interested in portrait photography.

He then joined Getty Images where he continued to explore portrait photography of the rich and famous.

Actor Johnny Depp (MJ Kim)

Actor Johnny Depp (MJ Kim)

That Kim is a celebrity photographer is a well-known fact, but that he recently took portraits of ordinary Koreans is perhaps less well known.

It all started with a six-month project commissioned by Baedal Minjok, a delivery application company, to photograph workers in the Euljiro area, once a bustling area of ​​small metal and other workshops. The region has seen better days and the skilled workers who were the lifeblood of the secondary industry are largely on the way out.

Kim said he would accept the offer on the condition that the company pays for his accommodation in Euljiro and meals with the workers. He lived among the potential subjects of his photographs and for the first three to four months he was content to eat and drink with the workers, getting to know them.

He then identified himself as a photographer and said he would like to take pictures of people in Euljiro. He began to use a film camera rather than a digital camera. “It didn’t feel right to use a digital camera to film, review and delete too easily when I saw their wounds and their fingers cut off,” he said.

Photographing celebrities usually involved taking photos that made them look beautiful, Kim said. But photographing ordinary people was something else.

It involved a lot of questions and answers and ultimately in-depth conversations developed with the subjects. “People opened up without realizing it. They would talk about things they hadn’t talked about with others and start to cry, ”Kim said.

With their emotions drawn this way, Kim saw expressions he had no intention of creating.

The Euljiro project led to a 1,000 employee photography project at Baedal Minjok and other similar projects at Samsung Semiconductor and Naver Labs.

“I started to realize that taking photos while communicating with people can be the essence of portrait photography,” Kim said. “Now I sit with each person for 20 to 30 minutes, just the two of us. No one else is allowed in, ”Kim said, comparing her photoshoot to one with a psychologist.

The simplest but most important thing in portrait photography is empathy, Kim said. In this respect, the course of his own life is a great asset. As he overcame the many challenges in his life, he experienced setbacks and setbacks, made mistakes, experienced success, and suffered indignity and embarrassment. And all these experiences endowed him with a great capacity for empathy.

While photographing ordinary people, Kim feels that she has created a happy memory for them. “When they are tired and discouraged, they can look at the photo of themselves with a bright smile and tell themselves that they have happy memories and find solace. Maybe they will find the courage to pull themselves together, try a little more. I hope my photographs will do it for them, ”Kim said.

In Kim’s experience, when one door closes another opens.

When the pandemic struck and the world stopped, Kim finally found time to work on his passion that had been put on the back burner as he traveled the globe with celebrities.

He is now working to transform his award-winning short “Juicy Girl,” based on the brutal murder of a Korean woman by an American soldier in 1992, which was completed just before the pandemic, into a feature film.

By Kim Hoo-ran (khooran@heraldcorp.com)


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Photographer Henry Hooks dies at 99 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/photographer-henry-hooks-dies-at-99/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 06:49:32 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/photographer-henry-hooks-dies-at-99/ By Diane Anderson Henry L. Hooks, the veteran Photojournalist of The Precinct Reporter, realized his love for close-ups and the Kodachrome in the Air Force, where he was first presented with a “TM 1-219 Training Manual for Photography.” and asked him to take pictures. For decades Hooks will be remembered for his award-winning portfolio which […]]]>


By Diane Anderson

Henry L. Hooks, the veteran Photojournalist of The Precinct Reporter, realized his love for close-ups and the Kodachrome in the Air Force, where he was first presented with a “TM 1-219 Training Manual for Photography.” and asked him to take pictures.

For decades Hooks will be remembered for his award-winning portfolio which has guided the perspective of local stories frame by frame. Mr. Hooks passed away last week. He was 99 years old.

He lived his life to seize the moment, but first came his dedication in the service of his country.

Upon entering the Air Force, Hooks quickly rose through the military ranks, having been appointed a sergeant within the first three months. In less than a year he was stationed in Los Angeles, then transferred to San Bernardino where he and his wife Opal made their permanent home.

But even after his honorable release from the Air Force, Hooks remained close to the military lifestyle while serving 37 years in the Department of Defense, where he was also quickly promoted to aircraft mechanic. He excelled from there, first as a crew chief, aircraft inspector, and missile systems inspector, which sent him to check sites across the country.

In a previous interview with the Precinct Reporter, Hooks spoke about one of his most difficult assignments as a military photographer. In 1965, he had top-secret clearance as an investigating officer, team leader and also a sniper for missile installations while investigating a Chico missile explosion.

It was long before Photoshop, and there was no redesign. He marveled, even in the 1990s, at how much things had changed within the industry from the old school and dark theaters when he started.

“It was a bit critical,” Hooks said. “We never see [what you shoot]. You just have a colonel to take you from site to site. You have to do it right the first time.

Among his favorite historical stills montages, Hooks has photographed five presidents, including John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, as well as General Colin Powell, Sugar Ray Robinson, Carry Holmes and George Foreman.

Since his retirement in the late 1970s, Hooks had continued to care for his church, New Hope Missionary Baptist. Hooks was also a long-term member of the American Legion and the Westside Action Group (WAG). Among his many awards, he received community recognition from the Masonic Lodge and another from the Rialto Cultural Society. He and his wife Opal have been named Senior King and Queen by the San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation.

He was also a seasoned photographer who captured countless hundreds of vibrant local community memories. At each of his exhibitions, people would go out to see if they were successful. He was an important chronicler of black life in the Empire of the Interior. He has covered so many community events that local researchers have claimed his images. With his connections to the Precinct Reporter, his images recorded local black history.

“I remember he was controlling a lot of rooms by managing how the images would be designed,” said Brian Townsend, editor of Precinct Reporter. “We once covered the NAACP National Convention in Los Angeles. In a room full of mainstream media, all the photographers bowed to him. We got all the shots we wanted. When rapper Tupac Shakur was in a fight with former Pennsylvania Secretary of State C. Delores Tucker, she reached out to the neighborhood reporter to gain access to a photo of her taken by Henry Hooks to show her support for the institutions. black.

Henry Hooks immersed himself in his passion for photography and our community was the beneficiary. Funeral arrangements were not known at the time of publication, but will be posted online at www.precinctreporter.com when available.


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Felia Davenport to exhibit “Torn Mixology” as Kranzberg Artist-in-Residence – UMSL Daily https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/felia-davenport-to-exhibit-torn-mixology-as-kranzberg-artist-in-residence-umsl-daily/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 22:28:30 +0000 https://davidhemmingsbirdphotography.com/felia-davenport-to-exhibit-torn-mixology-as-kranzberg-artist-in-residence-umsl-daily/ Felia Davenport, Associate Professor of Communication and Media, is part of a larger cohort of Kranzberg resident artists that now includes writers, visual artists and filmmakers. As a resident, Davenport will develop her exhibition “Torn Mixology”. The multimedia project will explore the tension between her multiracial identity and the way society as a whole tries […]]]>


Felia Davenport, Associate Professor of Communication and Media, is part of a larger cohort of Kranzberg resident artists that now includes writers, visual artists and filmmakers. As a resident, Davenport will develop her exhibition “Torn Mixology”. The multimedia project will explore the tension between her multiracial identity and the way society as a whole tries to define it. The exhibition features handmade clothes, or “looks”, which represent moments in her life. (Photo courtesy of Felia Davenport)

Since 2018, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation has funded a residency program for musicians, providing residents with administrative support and regular performances in the Kranzberg Halls of the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis.

This year, the foundation expanded the program from 10 to 15 residents and added writers, visual artists and filmmakers to the mix. Felia Davenport, associate professor of communications and media at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and award-winning costume designer is part of the larger cohort.

As resident artist of Kranzberg 2021-2022, Davenport will develop her exhibition “Torn Mixology”. The multimedia project will explore the tension between her multiracial identity and the way society as a whole tries to define it. The exhibition features handmade clothes, or “looks,” which represent moments in her life, from times of trauma and fanaticism to the acceptance and celebration of her multiracial identity.

In all, she expects to produce seven looks, each taking around 90-200 hours. Each look will incorporate family photos and personal artifacts into clothing and include a musical element when displayed.

Davenport was excited to develop the exhibit as a Kranzberg resident artist, especially after running into roadblocks while trying to produce the exhibit in the past.

“When I applied for the residency and got it, I was extremely excited,” Davenport said. “I was honored that someone was interested in what I wanted to do and saw that it was valuable, and meeting all these other artists was amazing. They are really great people.

Davenport began his journey as an artist working in several mediums.

In her youth, she was a painter and passionate about vintage clothing. The latter encouraged him to learn to sew and restructure clothes to create unique models. Initially, she pursued painting and fashion design as a double major at Virginia Commonwealth University before moving on to costume design, which perfectly combined the two interests.

After earning his BFA, Davenport earned an MFA in costume design from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She has designed costumes for theater and dance companies from St. Louis to South Africa during her professional career. Her favorite projects include “Mama Africa the Musical”, which took her to South Africa, and the production of “Dirt” by the Modern American Dance Company.

Davenport drew on his black and indigenous heritage to inform his costume design for “Dirt,” which is based on respect for the Earth and our ancestors.

“I absolutely loved it,” she said. “When I looked at him with the clothes on, it was breathtaking. For me it was good, but it was also connected. “

Part of the idea for “Torn Mixology” came from earlier work such as “Dirt”. About three years ago, Davenport began to reflect on his work, which had a strong social justice focus. She decided she wanted to work on something about personal identity that was always linked to social justice.

An interaction involving his daughter, Kaleesi Rose, got the project going.

“It was a comment someone made about my daughter,” Davenport said. “I am a single mom and someone commented on my daughter and said I have a white child.”

The remark angered Davenport for raising her daughter as a woman of color who can pass for white. Davenport explained that what might be a trivial comment to some had actually erased his daughter’s culture and heritage, as well as her family history.

“It made me start to remember how I was treated growing up,” she said. “I was told that I was not good enough because I was not pure. I was told that I was not worth anything because I was not pure. I was told that when I said I was multiracial. People told me I was denying my darkness.

This motivated Davenport to create a dialogue through his exhibition “Torn Mixology”. She wants to express the idea that words matter and have power. They don’t always bounce off people and, in fact, can hurt. She hopes this will encourage people to reconsider their prejudices.

To explore this idea, each custom garment will be displayed on a black and white painted mannequin with a gray stripe down the middle. The stripe represents the gray area in which Davenport has existed throughout his life juxtaposed with the simplistic black and white dichotomy that others have tried to apply to him.

The first piece in the exhibition is the most powerful and explores Davenport’s experiences between ages 7 and 10. This period is the start of his trauma as a multiracial person.

“That’s why it’s called ‘Baptism’,” she said. “My sister and I were taken from my mother. My father asked for custody, and the judge when he asked my sister and I who we wanted to live with, we clearly said our mother. The judge explained to us – to a 7 and 8 year old child – that “colored parents”, his words, better brought up “colored children”. So my mom lost custody of us and we moved in with our dad and stepmom, who didn’t love us.

The look will feature a judge’s robe with images of Davenport and quilted roses in the robe, a testament to her black and Greek heritage, respectively. Other events in Davenport’s life that will be depicted include a time in eighth grade when she was on a ‘hit list’ for being seen as a black person who acted white and, on a more positive note, the birth of his daughter. The final piece is titled “Freedom” and represents Davenport’s acceptance of herself and her daughter’s future.

“You can say whatever you want about me as a person,” Davenport said. “It doesn’t affect me anymore. I think it’s freedom. I think it’s the freedom where I look at my child and she’s in a whole different world, where she will speak immediately. If anyone says anything about a dark or black person my kid will comment very quickly.

Davenport plans to work on the exhibit for most of 2022 with the goal of hosting a fashion show and panel discussion during the fall and presenting the exhibit in February 2023 during History Month. blacks. She hopes to work with the St. Louis Fashion Fund to produce both parts of her project.

“I’m really excited about this and feel blessed,” she said. “I felt, for a long time, reduced to silence. That people haven’t heard my voice. It’s not 100% on these people. I think it’s for me too. I think now by working on this exhibition and finding the issues and working on the renderings, the drawings, I’m getting my voice back. This is really what turns me on the most.

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