Empower Your Visual Storytelling
Leica Gallery Boston | March 5-8, 2020

Explore empowerment and entrepreneurship in photography through the female perspective in a special 4-day event at Leica Gallery Boston, March 5-8.

The Leica Women Foto Project Summit brings together a community of trailblazing visionaries whose dedication to the business and art of their craft are reshaping their respective industry, unlocking new opportunities for others. Find inspiration as you network with industry leaders in a series of keynote discussions and conversations as well as hands-on activities to help you prioritize and monetize your passion.

Schedule of Events

Date

   

Time

     

Event

   

Link

3/5 

   

6 PM - 9 PM   

     

Leica Women Foto Project Exhibition | Opening Reception

   

Register

3/6

   

5 PM - 7 PM

     

Leica Women Foto Project Awardees| Artist Talk

   

Register

3/7

   

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM   

     

Portfolio Reviews for Emerging Photographers

   

Apply

3/7

   

10 AM - 3:00 PM

     

Discussion Circles by Women Focus

   

Register

3/7

   

4 PM - 6 PM

     

Professional Portrait Photoshoot

   

Register

3/8

   

3 PM - 5 PM

     

Panel Discussion

   

Register

                     
                     

All events are complimentary and open to the public unless noted otherwise. Registration is required.

      

Opening Reception
March 5 | 6 PM - 9 PM

Join us for the opening reception of the "Leica Women Foto Project" exhibition featuring visual stories titled "Necessary Fictions" by Debi Cornwall, "Where Women Rule" by Yana Paskova, and "The Size of a Grapefruit" by Eva Woolridge, the 2019 recipients of the inaugural LWFP award.

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Artist Talk
March 6 | 5 PM - 7 PM

Indulge in the minds of our exhibiting artists, Debi Cornwall, Yana Paskova and Eva Woolridge, during this evening program. Discover the meaning behind each series while learning about the creative process involved to help spark inspiration for your own storytelling.

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Discussion Circles
March 7 | 10 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn how to monetize your craft without compromising your passion in a 2-part discussion circle with Women Focus. Each circle will have its own topic- occurring simultaneously for an hour each. Topics include "The Business of Seeing" & "Mind and Body Health".

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Professional Headshots
March 7 | 4 PM - 6 PM

Update your professional headshot in this photo shoot with the Leica SL2, or go behind the lens and experience the camera yourself. This is the perfect time to refresh your personal brand on LinkedIn, social media channels, and online portfolio.

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Panel Discussion
March 8 | 3 PM - 5 PM

Diversity/Inclusion in Photography & Entrepreneurship
Immerse yourself in a "Women in Focus" discussion featuring nine prominent industry voices who will share challenges as creatives in their field while discussing best practices on how to foster and sustain inclusivity as leaders.

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Meet the Panelists

Maggie Steber

Maggie Steber is an internationally known documentary photographer whose work has appeared in major magazines, newspapers and book anthologies as well as national and international exhibitions. She has worked in 69 countries specializing in stories of underrepresented people. 

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Lynn Johnson

A regular contributor to National Geographic, Lynn Johnson is known for finding beauty and meaning in elusive, difficult subjects. At National Geographic Photo Camps, she helps at-risk youth find their creative voices. At Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, she is developing a mentoring program that challenges students to push past their comfort levels in pursuit of their own truth.

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Laura Roumanos

Laura is the executive producer and co-founder of United Photo Industries and Photoville, producing over 300 photo exhibitions and public projects around the world including Hamburg, Tokyo, Lodz, Sydney and Shanghai and has brokered partnerships with over 100 entities including National Geographic, Instagram, TIME Magazine, The Pulitzer Center, NYC Parks and NYC Department of Transport.

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Amelia Davis

Amelia Davis is a San Francisco-based photographer and the sole beneficiary of legendary photographer Jim Marshall's estate. Amelia’s photography has been in galleries, juried shows, selected group shows, magazines, text books, and is in private collections. Amelia is a grant recipient for her photo documentary books, The First Look, My Story: A Photographic Essay On Life With Multiple Sclerosis, and Faces of Osteoporosis.

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Debi Cornwall

Debi Cornwall (Brown 1995, Harvard Law School 2000) is a conceptual documentary artist who returned to visual expression in 2014 after a 12-year career as a civil-rights lawyer. Her visual work examines American power and identity in the post-9/11 era. Exhaustive research and negotiation were critical to her advocacy and remain integral to her work as an artist.

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Liz Eswein

As an architect of content and visual representation, Liz Eswein has dedicated the past seven years of her career in helping bridge the gap between talented content creators and brands. As co-founder of Cycle Media and @NewYorkCity on Instagram, Liz has been honored for her work by DigiDay, one of AdAge's Women to Watch and AdWeek's "40 Young Influentials Under 40".

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Shilpa Shah

Shilpa Shah is the Co-Founder of Cuyana, marrying luxury-level branding with premium apparel and accessories, designed for women at accessible price points. She brings over 20 years of design and development expertise, leading teams and driving innovative interface solutions for a variety projects. She co-founded Cuyana (2012) during her last semester of her MBA program at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

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Jeanette D. Moses

Jeanette D. Moses is a NY-based freelance photographer and videographer. Jeanette is known for her high-energy photographs that capture the intimacy of New York City’s creative communities. In 2017, Jeanette founded Blood Sweat and Beers, a photo site dedicated to documenting the city's vibrant DIY music scene. She is also a contributing editor to Pop Photo.

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Martina Tanga

Martina Tanga is an Art and Architectural Historian, Curator, and Educator, based in the Boston area. Her interdisciplinary interests include, but are not limited to, art and architecture that engage with social concerns, feminism, and the built environment. She earned a BA and MA in the History of Art from University College London and a Ph.D. in the History of Art and Architecture from Boston University.

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Dell M. Hamilton

Dell Marie Hamilton is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and independent curator whose artist talks, solo performances and collaborations have been presented to a wide variety of audiences in New York and New England area. Working across a variety of mediums including performance, video, painting and photography, Dell uses the body to investigate the social and geopolitical constructions of memory, gender, history and citizenship.

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Leica Women Foto Project Exhibition
Leica Gallery Boston | March 8, 2020

Explore the works of the 2019 recipients from the inaugural Leica Women Foto Project award at Leica Gallery Boston, beginning March 8th. The exhibiting artists include Debi Cornwall, Yana Paskova and Eva Woolridge whose work highlight today's social and political climate through the female perspective. Selected from a pool of 600 applicants, the unique series by Debi, Yana and Eva give a voice to those underrepresented in society, bringing to light stories left untold. The exhibition will be on view until April 26th, 2020.

      

         

  • Meet the 2019 Award Recipients

    Debi Cornwall

    Debi Cornwall (Brown 1995, Harvard Law School 2000) is a conceptual documentary artist who returned to visual expression in 2014 after a 12-year career as a civil-rights lawyer. Her visual work examines American power and identity in the post-9/11 era. Exhaustive research and negotiation were critical to her advocacy and remain integral to her work as an artist.

    Learn more

  • Meet the 2019 Award Recipients

    Yana Paskova

    Yana Paskova a Bulgaria-born, Chicago-bred, Brooklyn-based photojournalist and writer. Yana lets her camera define her geography, aiming to create photographs that combine unique aesthetics with a strong narrative, style with meaning — whether in a historic context or just beyond the surface of mundanity.

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  • Meet the 2019 Award Recipients

    Eva Woolridge

    Eva Woolridge (she/her) is an African-American/Chinese-American photographer residing in Brooklyn, New York. Her photo series’ explore the sexual, spiritual, and emotional nature of femininity. In her work she transcends surface-level labels of people of color by conveying strength, perseverance, vulnerability and vitality using strong lighting and composition.

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Exhibiting Series

Leica Akademie Workshop
Lynn Johnson & Elizabeth Krist

Advance your visual storytelling with internationally published and award-winning photographer, Lynn Johnson and acclaimed Photo Editor, Elizabeth Krist at Leica Store Boston from April 17-19. Emphasis will be placed on the concept of “working with intention” with a focus on critical skills of photographic image making, sensitivity to light, design of the frame, and the power of the emotional moment.

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