Free Inspirational Program
On Friday, May 1, a Space St.Croix launch event will be held at the Phipps. The free program, which will be held in the same room that we meet, will begin at 6:00 pm, with a question and answer period at 7:00 pm.
New York City-based documentary photographer Michael Soluri will speak about his latest work, “Infinite Worlds” (Simon & Schuster). For three years, Soluri had exclusive access to the astronaut crew, labor force and tools of the shuttle mission that saved and extended the life of the Hubble Space Telescope. With a Foreword by John Glenn, “Infinite Worlds”, through photographs and first person stories, reveals the art, craft and evidence of human spaceflight on Earth and in space.
Soluri has appeared on MSNBC’s The Cycle, spoken at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington with astronaut John Grunsfeld, in Chicago at the Museum of Science & Industry, at NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington.
A former professor of photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology, his portraits, fashion, documentary and still life work have appeared in numerous American, European, and Brazilian print and online publications like Time, Discover, Air & Space, NPR, Mother Earth News, and Wired.
Nikon School is coming to Minneapolis for the first time next month. Nikon says, “This school year Nikon School will focus on taking your photography to new heights, whatever level of experience and with whatever camera brand you shoot.” The first class on May 29, will be on Landscape and Travel. The class on May 30 is “Elements of Photography”. Both will be held at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center and the program details look great.
A Photo Contest
This came to my attention through our contact page. We get some unusual requests, but I am passing this one along since it is from an organization that I trust.
The Bluff Country Master Gardeners is sponsoring of a photo contest in conjunction with the 2015 Wisconsin Master Gardeners Assoc. Annual Conference, July 31-August 1 in LaCrosse WI. Both the Conference and the Photo Contest are open to the public. Amateur photographers are invited to submit their favorite garden photos in any of five categories: Plant Portraits, Edibles, Black and White, Fauna, and Garden Landscapes. Cash prizes and certificates will be awarded in each category and for the People’s Choice Award, which will be selected by conference attendees. Photos will be displayed on August 1 during the conference at the LaCrosse Center and at the LaCrosse Public Library during the month of August. The deadline to submit entries is June 30. There is a $5.00 per photo entry fee.