Join us on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in the Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater on the American University campus and help cheer on eight of our fellow ASMPDC members as they take ten minutes each to present their work. Don't miss this lively evening from a diverse group of our fellow photographers as they show us their approach to the craft and business of making great images.
Photographers that are presenting:
Kaveh Sardari - Kaveh Sardari is the past co-president of the ASPMDC. He has been covering events and the Washington political scene for more than twenty years. He is a member of the White House News Photographers Association, as well as the National Press Photographers Association. His love for photography began at age twelve when his father handed him his camera, a Petri rangefinder!
Margot Shulman - Margot’s love for photography began when she was in college and she took a fabulous trip around the world. From that moment, she knew that she wanted to visually convey her experiences to people who were not able to be there. She remains excited with each new assignment that comes her way. Whether she is photographing the Secretary of State or her 2-year old next-door neighbor, she is equally excited to convey the message and to translate the emotions into vibrant, meaningful images. Her goal is to capture the feelings of the moment –whether it be passion, love or empathy—the goal is to feel it.
Jeff Mauritzen - Jeff Mauritzen is a northern Virginia commercial and editorial photographer specializing in photographing people, places and the world's wild things. Jeff is also a seasoned and popular photography Expert, guiding and lecturing on natural history-focused trips for National Geographic Expeditions, where by the end of this year, his work will have taken him to all seven continents. An avid traveler and explorer, Jeff has lived in Venezuela and Ireland, as well as at sea aboard seven different ships. His photography is represented by National Geographic Creative.
Aaron Clamage - Aaron is a recovered techie, who after five years as a software engineer, quit his day-job to follow his true passion. As a lifelong amateur photographer and the son of a successful filmmaker, Aaron had always dreamt of being a professional photographer. He dove right in to assisting, and just two years later, broke out on his own. He has never looked back. Aaron's work ranges from editorial features to corporate portraits and events.
Kris Connor - Kris Connor splits his time between Washington DC and New York specializing in celebrities and politics. His clients include Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, BET and Getty Images. He is a DC area native and in his free time enjoys taking his jeep off roading.
Maria Daniel Balcazar - Maria Daniel Balcazar is a Bolivian-American Documentary and Fine Art Photographer. She has lived in various countries and studied several languages. Her studies and her exposure to cultural and social diversity have all deepened her understanding and appreciation of the people she photographs, their traditions, circumstances and aspirations. Maria Daniel’s previous work experience include: the organization of an art school for youth in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods of El Alto, Bolivia; co-managed CPAC, a center for popular art and culture in La Paz; and conducted research with mass media and marketing in Bolivia. She currently produces visual stories for non-profit institutions, and works in socially and cultural oriented long term projects. Maria Daniel Balcazar has exhibited her work in painting and photography in Bolivia, Sweden, and the U.S. Her latest exhibition was at the Museum of the San Francisco in La Paz, Bolivia.
Karen Jordan - Over the course of her career, Karen Jordan has developed an original approach to the photographic medium as an art form. Her dramatic, abstract – yet unmanipulated and uncropped - large-scale landscapes and waterscapes sometime appear to have been painted, rather than photographed. She frequently finds inspiration for her work from being near or on water, and many of her images reflect her nautical bent. Before committing to her passion for photography full-time, she worked at NBC-TV News in New York, was a press secretary to a congressman on Capitol Hill and handled shareholder relations for a major corporation in Washington, D.C. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Florida, Connecticut, Michigan, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C
Pruitt Allen - Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Pruitt Allen was selling computers to corporate clients in New York City when the events of September 11, 2001 forced a career change. Soon he found himself in the world of independent filmmaking. Pruitt worked his way up, first as a production assistant, then a lighting grip, field audio engineer, gaffer, lighting director and camera operator before serving as cinematographer on several indie features, long- and short-form documentaries, corporate videos and music videos. He has taught cinema and story-telling techniques for CDIA and the US Army. Of late, he has taken an interest in stills work and looks for ways to bring cinematic lighting and storytelling techniques to his photographic work.
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater
2nd Floor of the McKinley Building
4400 Massachusetts Ave.
NW Washington, DC
Parking is available in the Bender Arena or School of International Service (SIS) Building
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