So what do you think is cool?

Hey guys… So, now that we know who our speakers are, it’s time for my annual fundraising (door prizes!) for the convention. I will talk to my usual folks who have been VERY generous, but I’m wondering if there is anything out there that you think would be cool to win. And no…Porsche is not […]

Jim Brandenburg to be speaker at WNPA

Famed National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg will be speaking at the 2007 convention on Saturday, March 31 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. His appearance has been made possible due to the generous support of Canon U.S.A. An excellent slide show of some of his favorite images narrated by himself can be found at: More […]

Pulitzer Prize winner David Leeson first confirmed speaker for 2007 WNPA convention

Dallas Morning News photojournalist David Leeson is the first confirmed speaker for the 2007 WNPA convention Friday-Saturday March 30-31 in Milwaukee. He recently wrote a thought-provoking essay on on the the future of photojournalism. Here is the link: Leeson – The Future of Photojournalism We have not decided on a location yet, pending the […]

You may have already won!

Dan Powers of the Appleton Post-Crescent cannot find who won two Aquatech raincoats at the WNPA convention, but he would sure like to find out. Please e-mail him at so you can claim your prize.

2007 convention in photos

2007 convention in photos

The 2007 convention was a unique experience for all who attended. Whether it was David Leeson’s presentation, dinner at Eliot’s Bistro or the social gathering at the Hotel Metro, 2007 was a memorable year. Here are photos from the convention.

Donations make for treasure chest of door prizes, contest awards

Various photo-friendly companies have stepped forward to provide a treasure chest of door prizes and contest awards for this year’s convention. Check out what contest winners and convention attendees are eligible to recieve. It’s an impressive list that grows longer by the day. Photo Awards: The Post Crescent is donating two of Canon’s newest Elph […]

Peter Read Miller confirmed as convention speaker

Peter Read Miller has been confirmed as a speaker for this year’s WNPA Convention. California based photographer Peter Read Miller has an impressive client list including ‘Sports Illustrated’, ‘Time Magazine’ ‘The New York Times’, Kodak, Coca-Cola, Addidas and the National Football League. With more than 20 years of experience, Peter Read Miller is recognized as […]

Parking for the 2006 Convention

For those of us who are out of towners or otherwise unfamiliar with the area, the Journal Sentinel was kind enough to provide a map of downtown Milwaukee showing the Art Museum district along with your closest parking options. See the graphic below for details:

Chris Hondros joins convention speakers lineup

Chris Hondros, of Getty Images, who is currently in Iraq will be joining us as a speaker and judge at this year convention March 31 and April 1 in Milwaukee. Hondros is an American Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist. Born in New York City to immigrant Greek and German parents, he moved to North Carolina as a […]

Star-Tribune’s Regina McCombs joins convention

Regina McCombs from the StarTribune has confirmed she is going to join us. She is a multimedia reporter (photographer/producer) for, the online portion of the Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul. She arrived there after 13 years as a television photographer and field producer at KARE-TV, the NBC affiliate in the Twin Cities. As a multimedia […]

First speaker confirmed for 2006 Convention

Our very own Mark Hoffmann has confirmed our first speaker for the 2006 convention: Our first speaker confirmed speaker will be Ted Jackson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He’ll talk about what it was like actually living through Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath. His story, photo gallery and video excerpts can be found at: […]

2006 Convention: Suggest a Speaker

December 18, 2005 Get the work calendar out, it’s time to block off time to attend the 2006 Wisconsin News Photographer Convention. The WNPA Convention will be held Friday, March 31 with judging being held at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel building and Saturday, April 1 with speakers at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Event times will […]