"Pan AFRICA Project "
by Lou Jones,ANEC-Boston, MA
Sponsored in Part by Hunt's
Monday, September 18, 7:30 PM
Lou describes the panAFRICAproject in his own words.
A couple of years ago my studio set about photographing the 54 countries that comprise contemporary Africa. Rather than picture the poverty, pestilence & conflict that is glamorized in western media, we are documenting The Other Africa: the billion people who are raising children, going to work, making innovative strides in industry, medicine, technology while managing the greatest natural resources and ecology on earth and preserving a multitude of wondrous, traditional rituals. We are seeking local input to highlight the numerous, positive and unique aspects of the fastest growing continent in the world. And we have devised an overwhelming assignment to last a lifetime.
This photo-journalistic travel log presentation is meant o give you a different view of Africa and its culture. Be sure to join us for another one of Louâ€™s dynamic programs.
After Lou's presentation we will have a short information session on How to Compete in Prints.
Our speaker has evolved his work from commercial to the personal, spanning every format, artistic movement and technological change and his work has remained relevant, progressive and current throughout. Lou maintains a studio in Boston and has photographed for numerous Fortune 500 corporations; completed assignments for magazines and publishers all over the world; initiated long term projects on the civil wars in Central America, pregnancy, death row, Olympics Games; and most recently, the www.panAFRICAproject.org which covers all of Africa, and the Boston-based www.DowntownCrossingProject.photography. He has published multiple books including Final Exposure- Portraits from Death Row, Travel and Photography- Off the Charts and Speedlights and Speedlites- Creative Flash Photography at Lightspeed. He has served on the board of directors of numerous photographic associations, societies and museums, such as the American Society of Media Photographers, Photographic Resource Center and the Griffin Museum of Photography.
A Nikon â€˜Legend Behind the Lensâ€™ he is also a Lowepro â€™Championâ€™ who has mentored dozens of aspiring artists and documentary photographers. To see more of his work visit his website at www.fotojones.com. We also have links to Louâ€™s PanAfrica Project on our GLPA web site links page.
This Presentation is sponsored in part by HUNT's