2005 Women In Photojournalism Conference Inspired, Rekindled Careers, With Speakers And Workshops

The 2005 NPPA Women In Photojournalism Conference opened Friday in Phoenix, AZ, and ran through Sunday August 28 and featured a dynamic line-up of workshops and speakers that inspired photojournalists and rekindled a passion and committment to the craft.

Speakers included Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice of the San Francisco Chronicle; Peggy Peattie of the San Diego Union-Tribune; Andrea BruceWoodall of The Washington Post; and freelance photojournalist Amy Toensing.

Also speaking were photojournalist Maggie Steber; Mary Vignoles of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel; Angie Kucharski of KCNC-TV in Denver; Christina Pino-Marina of washingtonpost.com; Jennifer Castor of KMGH-TV in Denver; Kristen Bergeron of KTVT-TV in Fort Worth; and Lynn French of KPNX-TV in Phoenix.

More than 400 images were entered in this year's WIPC photography contest and the winners were presented during a special gallery exhibition on Saturday at the nearby Victoria Boyce Galleries in Scottsdale, AZ.

Erin Trieb of Dallas, TX, won Best Overall in the photography contest and she was presented with her winning check by conference chairperson Pat Holloway.

For more information see the conference Web page or contact local conference coordinators Lynn French, Catherine Jun, or Heidi Huber.