FOTOfusion 2011, runs January 11-15, 2011. The 16th Annual International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging, “Where Creativity and Technology Fuse,” is produced by the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and held in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mary will be speaking “The Photojournalist’s Heart and how it Ticks with Mary F. Calvert”, and be on a panel, “Documentary Photography in the 21st Century” with Carlo Allegri, Michael Sharkey and Louie Palu with moderator Wes Carson.
Sixty-six years ago, Sgt. John R. Simonetti, a 26 year old Army Ranger with the Second Infantry Division, landed on Omaha Beach the day after D-Day. Nine days later he was shot by a German sniper and died in a French cow pasture on June 16, 1944. In the chaos of battle, his body was …
One of Mary’s photographs has been selected for WPOW’s Women by Women exhibit! Gallery opening Tues Nov. 9th 7-9pm, at Ayn Studio 923 F Street NW #201 “In association with FotoWeekDC, WPOW: Women Photojournalists of Washington is pleased to announce the opening reception on November 9, 2010 for our annual juried photo exhibition, “Women by Women.” Images were selected by renowned jurors: New York Times photographer Ruth Fremson, Reuters photographer Larry Downing, and Aperture Books editor Denise Wolff.
The 2010 Eddie Adams Workshop will be held from October 8-12 in Jeffersonville, New York. Mary is proud to be a Team Leader at the workshop this year and looks forward to working on the Purple Team with Team Editor Bob Houlihan and Team Producer Matt Mallams.
Recently, I was assigned by the New York Times to photograph Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Ben S. Bernanke. I went through the hefty security at the Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C. and walked through the gorgeous halls of the building heading to the Chairman’s office, passing marble …
The Department of Defense 18th Annual Worldwide Military Photography Workshop took place at Ft. George G. Meade in Ft. Meade, Maryland from June 6-June 12, 2010 and Mary celebrated her fourteenth year as a faculty member. The workshop brings together faculty and students from around the world and provides advanced instruction on how to communicate more effectively using the visual media of photojournalism. Thanks to Shane McCoy, Group 4 and the entire workshop family for a great week!
June 30 is the 50th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s independence from Belgium. The people of Congo had high hopes for their newly liberated country but those hopes have all but disappeared in the wake of a war that continues to bring death, rape and despair to its citizens. In 2008, I …
First Place Enterprise Picture Story (Small Markets) awarded for Mary’s story, “Congo’s War on Women, and Third Place Photojournalist of the Year, Smaller Markets in the National Press Photographers Association, Best of Photojournalism 2010 contest.
The annual DC Shoot Off Photography Workshop, March 11-14, 2010 took place at the Navy League Building in Arlington, Va. and featured Mary as a speaker. The workshop provides professional development in photography for our military and civil service photographers. With over a hundred volunteers and participants, the workshop networks and creates an exchange of knowledge and skill in an intense three and a half day event.
The New York Press Photographers Association’s 2009 Year in Pictures (2010 Contest) in Brooklyn, New York was judged by, Mary F. Calvert, John Filo and Rusty Kennedy. The NYPPA is America’s oldest press association.
Mary taught and participated in Momenta Workshops Project India 2010: Photography as a Force of Change. The workshop focused on working with non-profits in Dehradun, India. Look for Mary’s upcoming story on the young nuns at the Sakya Nunnery.