Annual Meeting, Massey Disginguished Award, and Jack Graham
As we begin 2024, it is our Annual Meeting. It is the last regular meeting that Ed Stickle will preside over as President. You should attend and show your appreciation and gratitude to Ed for the past three years of his leadership as President of SANP.
Our annual meeting consists of presenting the Massey Distinguished Service Award. Larry Perry was the posthumous recipient last year. You should attend this meeting to see who the recipient will be. It might be you. There are some additional awards that President Ed Stickle will present. Again, you should attend as you may be a recipient of the awards that Ed presents. You may be surprised along with the rest of us as to who the deserving recipients of the awards are.
Additionally, as part of the Annual Meeting, four directors will be elected for vacant terms on the SANP Board of Directors.
Jack Graham is a professional photographer with over thirty years of experience. He currently resides in Eastern Tennessee close to the Great Smoky Mountains. Jack has lived for almost 20 years near Mt Rainier and returns often to photograph the Great American Pacific Northwest. Jack has been leading both small groups and one-on-one photography workshops domestically and internationally for 30 years. He has been published in leading photography books, magazines, and advertising publications. Jack is a past chairperson of the Awards Committee as well as a past member of the Board of Directors of NANPA.
For me, the experience of immersing myself in the location is just as important as the photograph. As a photographer, my mission is to make images that depict my emotions and relationship to my surroundings and the environment, rather than document the obvious. It is the whole experience that fascinates me. When I make an image, I must negotiate the creative boundaries of what goes into the image, often before the camera even comes out of my bag.
I have been so blessed by being able to travel to so many places, see so many things, and to have made so many great friends. Making self-expressive images is almost secondary to the experiences in and of themselves. Images are the product of the process. The process of making art keeps me going. Artist first, photographer second.”
Please come and join Jack Graham for an evening of inspiration and information that will help you take your photography up a notch. He will discuss overlooked but important aspects of photography that go beyond what we all have been told are the basics for successful images. With this presentation, you will see interesting photographs taken by Jack locally here in Tennessee as well as around the globe. The presentation will be followed by questions, comments, and as always, fun and memorable stories.
Please join us on Jan 30th!