American Society of Media Photographers South Florida


ASMP South Florida receives a Grant from ASMP Foundation

ASMP SFL Board Meeting, receiving the check from the ASMP Foundation

Dear all

The ASMP Foundation, after careful consideration, reviewed and approved funds to help finance the costs to carry on with our event "Celebrating the Female Vision: Women Photographers in South Florida" and we at the South Florida Chapter can't be any happier!

As we have  explained before in other post, we plan on gathering the largest number of SFL women photographers ever assembled in one place, and we hope that this meeting and the interaction with relevant personalities of the of the media, Fine Art, Advertising, Legal, Journalistic and Educational areas, works well to build a more solid sense of community for our shooters.

We are making strong emphasis in the relevant fact that the ASMP SFL Chapter already has over 40 women photographers, and we will make our best efforts to promote them throughout the event, while also bringing relevance to all other non ASMP shooters, who struggle in South Florida in their pursue of their careers.

The meeting will be at the Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami on November the 9th. Stay tuned for details of the programs, as we confirm participation of different personalities to the event.

Thanks for your cooperation and participation in this project!



ASMP SFL Member's Spotlight: Jose Manuel Vidaurre

©2010 Jose Manuel Vidaurre
Dear ASMP SFL members

 This time, the Spotlight goes to Jose Manuel Vidaurre, a spanish-born shooter, who has lived in Miami for the last 8 years, and is one of the remarkable photographers who belongs  in our South Florida Chapter.

Jose Manuel has been selected in Germany by Luerzer's Archive publisher for the book "200 BEST ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHERS WORLDWIDE", and he has a long list of 65 award certificates and trophies from three continents including The London International Advertising Award, The New York Festivals, FIAP, IPA, The Color Awards, Prix de la Photographie Paris and Creativity Annual among others. Jose Manuel has also been selected by Kingston Technologies for the program "Icons of Photography".

About the image: This is one of the 24 images created by Jose Manuel Vidaurre for the Miller "BE PART OF IT / IT'S MILLER TIME" campaign, currently being launched throughout 68 countries. Jose Manuel was first hired by the Agency to develop the photographic concepts of the images. After SAB Miller's approval at the Annual Convention, Jose was then commissioned to create the high resolution files required for oversized billboards and a vast array of other media.

For more spectacular images of Jose Manuel Vidaurre's work, just visit his website:




Reminder: all ASMP South Florida Members are cordially invited to submit their recent shootings, be it  an Advertising/Editorial Campaign, Gallery opening, or even a personal project, to be showcased in the Member's Spotlight.

Submit your images and text to



“A Celebration of the Female Vision: Women Photographers in South Florida”

©Jorge Parra

ASMP South Florida Chapter and ASMP Foundation Invite the Visual Arts Community
 and Professional and Student Photographers to join us for:

“A Celebration of the Female Vision: Women Photographers in South Florida
 The Freedom Tower,Downtown Miami
  November 9, 2010  11AM- 4:30 PM

Event Program

11am – 1:30pm Brief Event Opening Speech:

by Jorge Parra. President American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) South Florida Chapter

"Trends and Challenges in Photography"

Presented by the Director of the Miami Dade Gallery System, and Photography Curator Jorge Gutierrez

The Discussion Panel: - "Professional Women Photographers Today and Tomorrow"

Panel presentation addressing the challenges women photographers face and an exploration of ways to succeed in photographic careers. Several leading professional women photographers, and experts in related fields will lend their experiences to represent and discuss Fine Arts, Education, Advertising, Photojournalism, and other aspects of the industry.

- "Business Practices and Your Future in a Changing Industry"

Information on Copyright, intellectual property, legal issues, Strictly Business 3, negotiation, licensing and the current market.

Panel Moderated by: Liz OrdoƱez (ASMP). Audience participation via a Q&A session.

Invited Panelists include:

-Silvia Lizama -- Barry Univ / Education and Fine Art -Debra Pierce -- Arts Institute Miami / Dept of Visual Arts -Ginny Dixon -- Miami Ad School graduate / Pulitzer Prize Winner
-Kathleen Carignan -- Copyright Attorney, Legal Art Miami -Scherley Busch -- ASMP SFL Board / Editorial/Portraits -Alexia Fodere -- ASMP SFL Board / Free Lance Photojournalist
-Nancy Brown -- ASMP / Fine Art and Commercial Photographer
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g1:30pm – 2:15pm

"Snack Time and Networking"
A chance to network and mingle over beverages and snacks
Build new relationships, get to know peers and emerging talent, share ideas, exchange contacts and get inspired.

2:15 pm – 3:15pm

Master Guest speaker : CANDACE BARBOT

Candace is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and award winner Photographer who is at the forefront of Multimedia and Images in Motion creativity and technology She also teaches at the University of Miami.
You can read more about Candace in her website

3:15pm - 4pm

"Round Table discussion groups"

A time to talk about and show your work. A great group of professionals from the Arts, Advertising, and Business fronts will provide advice on several
matters. Bring your portfolio or new works in progress. Students are encouraged to participate.

4:30pm: Opening of

South Florida Women Photography Multimedia Exhibition

A multimedia slideshow-video projected exhibition will showcase select works of professional women photographers in South Florida.
Exhibition begins during the conference and continues through Dec. 9 at the Freedom Tower.

Note: small program changes and participants may occur due to unexpected reasons
Sponsored by ASMP Foundation, Miami Dade Gallery System, Arts Institue Ft Lauderdale,Miami University of Design /AI, Barry University ,Legal Art Foundation, Miami AdFed, Heineken, Coco Water,
and others.