Events

2014 Convention and Trade Show – Madison

2014 Convention and Trade Show – Madison

Please plan to join us for the Wisconsin News Photographers Association’s 2014 Convention and Trade Show at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) Atrium and Room 1335 (map) on Saturday, April 26, 2014. A presentation by acclaimed portrait photographer and lighting master Gregory Heisler is being made possible by the generosity of the […]


Gregory Heisler to speak at WNPA 2014 Convention

Through the generous support of Canon’s Explorers of Light Program, Gregory Heisler (website), a master of portraiture and lighting who has photographed more than 70 covers for TIME magazine (among many other publications) will join us at the Wisconsin News Photographers Association’s 2014 Annual Convention. He will speak between 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, […]


WNPA 2014 Convention to be in Madison, April 25-26

The Wisconsin News Photographers Association is proud to announce the 2014 Convention will be held in Madison at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Friday, April 25th, and Saturday, April 26th, 2014. Most convention programming will occur on Saturday, with the professional division of the POY contest being judged live on Friday. The student […]


Stay tuned for 2014 Convention news

WNPA’s convention committee has been hard at work finalizing venue arrangements for our 2014 Annual Convention in Madison in late April. In the meantime, stay tuned to our Facebook group and Twitter feed (or simply follow us @WNPA).


Get live updates from the SPOY and POY Judgings

Bummed there’s no livestream of the Student and Professional Pictures of the Year judgings this year? Follow @WNPA on Twitter and monitor #WNPA2013 to get live updates from Milwaukee on Friday and Saturday. Alternatively, you can also monitor WNPA’s Twitter page.


Business meeting yields plan for year ahead

Business meeting yields plan for year ahead

WNPA’s annual business meeting – held Sunday, March 17 in Oshkosh – attracted a dozen members and volunteers from the Madison, Racine, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Appleton, Green Bay and Manitowoc areas. The group spent almost five hours together, reviewing the results of a 2012 membership survey and hashing out a solid plan to restore WNPA’s vibrancy […]


UPDATED: Business Meeting to be held March 17

Members, volunteers, prospective volunteers, and all those who love WNPA and want it to prosper are invited to attend WNPA’s Business Meeting being held Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the UW-Oshkosh School of Journalism, Sage Hall, Room 3208. We will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Parking is free on campus on Sundays. Bring a lunch […]


NPPA’s Business Blitz Roadshow to stop in Chicago

The National Press Photographers Association announced last week that its wildly successful Business Blitz Roadshow is coming to Chicago this fall on October 19-20. The program, in its second year, offers low-cost education and inspiration to visual journalists so they can establish sustainable businesses. Other stops in 2012 include Boston (July 13-14), Austin, TX (Sept. […]


Wisconsin photographer’s guide to election day coverage

by Michael P. King, Secretary, Wisconsin News Photographers Association Next Tuesday, June 5, droves of Wisconsin voters will head to the polls to decide the political fates of Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in the historic gubernatorial recall election. In almost ritualistic fashion, reporters and photojournalists across the state will […]


2012 Convention a boom, not a bust

2012 Convention a boom, not a bust

More than 90 photojournalists, students, and enthusiasts converged on Milwaukee’s Hotel Metro on Saturday, May 12 for the Wisconsin News Photographers Association’s 2012 Convention, an 80% increase in attendance from the previous year. Eric Seals of the Detroit Free Press, Erin Trieb of VII, Canon Explorer of Light Damian Strohmeyer of Sports Illustrated, and Mickey […]


Contest judging details

We welcome and highly encourage in-person attendance at our open judging sessions. Please enter the Journal Sentinel building at the north entrance along West State Street. You will check in with security as a visitor. Lunch and refreshments are not provided. Student POY Judging Thursday, May 10, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Milwaukee […]


BREAKING: 2012 Convention is at capacity

Convention chairman Mark Hoffman of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that 98 people have pre-registered or Facebook RSVP’d for the WNPA’s 2012 Convention at Hotel Metro on Saturday, May 12. The seated capacity for our venue this year is 100. “There will not be registration at the door,” said Hoffman. “We know things come up […]


Convention 2012: Friday night party

Convention 2012: Friday night party

Renew friendships and make new ones Friday night, May 11, at the Hotel Metro’s rooftop bar, Zen on Seven. Join us for a cash bar starting at 8:30 p.m. We will have a few door prizes there as well, including a Lowe Pro bag and some other cool items. This is one of the highlights […]


2012 Convention schedule released

We have firmed up our schedule of events for WNPA’s 2012 Convention in Milwaukee at Hotel Metro on Saturday, May 12. (Please keep in mind that while we always attempt to stay on time, some presentations may go longer than planned, pushing later events slightly later.) 8:15 a.m.| Registration table open and trade show begins […]


NPPA lawyer added to Convention lineup

NPPA lawyer added to Convention lineup

Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), and of Counsel to the law firm of Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, will join the Wisconsin News Photographers Association for its 2012 ANNUAL CONVENTION, speaking Saturday afternoon, May 12, 2012, at the Hotel Metro in Milwaukee. EVENT REGISTRATION FORM HERE. FACEBOOK RSVP HERE. […]


Convention 2012: May 12 in Milwaukee

Convention 2012: May 12 in Milwaukee

Erin Trieb of VII Photo Agency, Damian Strohmeyer of Sports Illustrated, Eric Seals of the Detroit Free Press, and First Amendment/photographers’ rights advocate Mickey Osterreicher – general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association – will headline WNPA’s 2012 Convention at Hotel Metro in Milwaukee on May 12, 2012. Read their bios below. Canon will […]


Daily Cardinal’s “Photography, Past and Present”

EXHIBIT: “The Daily Cardinal’s Visual Tradition: Photography, Past and Present” Welcome Reception The Daily Cardinal‘s 120th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, April 26, 7:30 – 10 p.m. Overture Center for the Arts, Madison From the destruction by fire of the dome of Bascom Hall in 1916 to Wisconsin’s latest Rose Bowl appearance, the Cardinal has always shown […]


Walker Evans portrayed in “A Thousand Words”

Walker Evans portrayed in "A Thousand Words"

Walker Evans, an early 20th-century photographer who documented the Great Depression for the Farm Security Administration, is the subject of Madison-based playwright Gwendolyn Rice’s “A Thousand Words,” playing at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre through March 11, 2012. Actor Josh Aaron McCabe plays Evans in the production. A media release provided by the theater explains that “Rice […]


Board to meet Dec. 12 in Appleton

WNPA’s Board members and other organization volunteers will be meeting to start planning the 2012 Convention and discuss involvement in the WNA Conference, the 2011 POY contests, and growing our membership. The meeting will take place on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at 7:30pm in the boardroom of The Post~Crescent in Appleton.


‘Shutter’ exhibit to feature Hauck, Miyazaki

The UW-Milwaukee Union will host an opening reception for it’s photography exhibit, ‘Shutter’ on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. The reception will run from 5-8 p.m., followed by a gallery talk by Barbara Davidson of the Los Angeles Times. Milwaukee’s own Darren Hauck and Kevin Miyazaki are featured in the show, as are Davidson, Alejandro Chaskielberg, […]


Smartphone seminar at Journal Sentinel next week

From Sherman Williams: Smart Phones, Smart Journalism, a one-day workshop presented by ASNE, Freedom Forum New Media Training at the Diversity Institute and hosted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Using mobile technology to report faster and add multimedia on the go is an essential skill for today’s journalist. This workshop will teach you to extend […]


2011 Convention a success

2011 Convention a success

Upwards of 50 photojournalists, students, and enthusiasts attended this year’s WNPA convention at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West – a sharp increase over 2010’s event. It signaled a renewed interest in the organization and its events despite a down economy. This was the first year the event was free to members and completely open to […]


2011 Convention Schedule of Events

We have firmed up our schedule of events for WNPA’s 2011 Convention at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West on Saturday, May 7. (Please keep in mind that while we always attempt to stay on time, some presentations may go longer than planned, pushing later events slightly later.) 8 a.m. | Registration 9 a.m. | SPEAKER […]


2011 Convention: May 7 in Milwaukee

2011 Convention: May 7 in Milwaukee

Jim Biever, left, the official team photographer for the Green Bay Packers, Jack Gruber, center, a staff photographer at USA Today, and David Joles of the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune will headline the Wisconsin News Photographers Association’s 2011 Convention as presenters on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West (Mayfair). Two of our […]