1 The PAI Vision - To bring people together who are passionate about photography The PAI Mission - To grow PAI, to share the joy of photography while building camaraderie and inspiring creativity. A Message from our President Dear PAI Members, September is dun and colorful October looms. By the really great turn out for the September George Tice presentation and all the positive s I received, I know you all truly enjoyed that special event. Well, get ready for October 29 when our next speaker for PAI will be Craig Semetko. A classic street shooter in that great tradition, Craig Semetko uses Leica cameras to capture images that transcend the moment. He grew up near Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication. His images have been exhibited in numerous galleries in the United States and in Europe. His work has appeared in various international publications and can be found in private collections worldwide. His book, UNPOSED, published by teneues with a foreword by Magnum Photos photographer, Elliott Erwitt, was released in the fall of Come to the October 29th meeting. You will be astonished by Craig s creative journey. Remember, photography is not just a way of seeing, it is a way of life! Make your OCT 29 reservation at: Please Type in subject line: PAI OCT 29 meeting Sincerely, Leonora Goldberg President, PAI
2 Next PAI Meeting Wendesday, October 29 Doors open 6 pm Buffet 6:30 7:30 pm Program 7:30 8:30 pm Salmagundi Club 47 Fifth Avenue (between 11th & 12th Streets) New York City $30 per person reserve: The Portrait of Craig Semetko 2008 NIGEL SKEET SPECIAL BOOK SALE & BOOK SIGNING UNPOSED: INDIA AND ELSEWHERE Craig Semetko was recently chosen by Leica Camera as one of ten photographers from around the world to be in its 10x10 exhibition celebrating 100 years of Leica photography and the grand opening of its new headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany. His 10 x10 project became his second book, INDIA UNPOSED. Elliott Erwitt wrote the foreword for Semetko s first book, UNPOSED, and called him the essential photographer. That is, the one who sees what others could not have seen. The current issue of Esquire magazine s Big Black Book calls Semetko a noble torchbearer to Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand and Sebastião Salgado, among others. Semetko has had solo exhibitions at the Leica Galleries in NYC, Los Angeles, Miami, Frankfurt, Salzburg and Solms, and has co-exhibited with Cartier-Bresson at the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado. He recently returned from Europe where he taught Leica Akademie Master Class weekends in Milan, London, St. Moritz and Frankfurt, and was selected to be the first guest lecturer at the new Leica Camera headquarters in Wetzlar. His work has appeared in numerous publications and his prints hang in private collections in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. Semetko is originally from Detroit, MI, graduated Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and currently resides in Los Angeles 2013 Craig Semetko River Ganges, Varanasi, India.
3 I've confirmed all the dates for the coming PAI meetings. and the PAI Photography Exhibit is set. They are as follows: The upcoming PAI Meeting dates. September 20, 2014 George Tice October 29, 2014 Craig Semetko. November 17, 2014 Meryl Meisler December 17, 2014 Holiday event. January 29, 2015 Viviane Moos February 26, 2015 Peter Brandt March 26, 2015 Robert Santangelo April 30, 2015 Charles Chessler, Social Media May 21, 2015 Hue way June 2015 exhibit. Photo Show Opening Reception June 18, 2015 AND June 2015 PAI 2 week, Photography Exhibit, Salmagundi Lower Gallery. Exhibit from Monday June 15, 2015 to Friday June 26, 2015 Opening Reception June 18, 2015 More detailed information on the exhibition to follow. Please mark your calendar and get ready for a great year. Our Thanks Our sincerest appreciation to SiteWelder and to our Donors, Sponsors and Supporters for their continued support of the PAI mission and for delivering our message to the photographic public through the medium of a great website We are deeply grateful for the generosity of all our funders, donors, partners and sponsors who support PAI's mission and philosophy that move us forward. Sincerely, Leonora Goldberg President, PAI
4 MEMBER NEWS Marilyn Fish Glinn writes: The Fishers on Memorial Day Ray turned ninety recently. He is a WWII veteran. Marilyn Fish Glinn Carol Tanenbaum writes: Hi everyone -Just a quick note to let you know that I've posted the my images from the New Century Governors Island exhibition on my website, in the folder entitled Trees, Branches, and Leaves. I will be sitting for this exhibition on Friday, Sept 5, 12, and 19. from 10 to 2.
5 Margaret McCarthy Writes: My work included in MAILBOX: A Correspondence Exhibition of Mail Art, celebrating 80 years of Hambidge Center \Margaret McCarthy, Hambidge Waterfall from HOT WATER Series, Pigment print, 2014 Copyright, Margaret McCarthy Dear Friends, I'm pleased and honored to have a photographic piece included in MAILBOX: A Correspondence Exhibition of Mail Art, celebrating 80 years of Hambidge. To celebrate 80 years of nurturing the creative spirit, Hambidge Fellows were invited to be part of Mailbox by inventively altering a card and sending it back to the gallery. Inspired by the Fluxus movement, mail art is collaboration in small scale, sent through the post; it's about communication, exchange, community and fun. Curated by Didi Dunphy, the exhibition includes 101 artworks from visual artists, writers, composers and dancers from 18 different states. The exhibition is on through September 13, 2014 About For 80 years, the Hambidge Center has awarded residency fellowships to distinguished artists and scientists at our 600-acre creative sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains. About the Curator, Hambidge Fellow Didi Dunphy: In addition to being an exhibiting artist and designer, as well as a former Visiting Scholar and Professor in the contemporary and digital media arts at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, UGA, Ms. Dunphy works in the curatorial field as the Gallery Director at the Hotel-Indigo-Athens, Indigo's GlassCube project space. Warm Regards, Margaret McCarthy
6 Len Speier writes: Dear Leonora, PS: A footnote for the Archives: Recently learned that two photos were selected for exhibition at photo competition entitled, Wheels", opening reception, September 20 at the DarkRoom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont. I will be visiting with my family in Burlington and so will make sure I attend the Opening! Am attaching both images for your viewing Len Speier 2014 Len Speier Charles Chessler writes: A personal announcement: Charles Chessler I will be showing work at an Art Fair that I do every year on the Upper West Side: What: Art in the Park When: Saturday, October 18th, 10am-5pm Where: Straus Park, Broadway and 106th Street. I'll be showing everything from small, matted prints to large prints done on sheets of aluminized metal. There's more info here in this Facebook event I created (you should be able to see it even if you're not on Facebook):