Palm Beach Photographic Centre
Museum Exhibits

2015 Best In Show Festival
Featuring Photojournalists Honored at 72nd Annual Pictures of the Year International Competition

Jun 26 - Aug 15, 2015
Opening Reception: Jun 26, 2015 6:00-8:00 pm
Special Events: Jun 26 - Jun 28, 2015 (see below)
On View: Jun 26 to Aug 15, 2015

Discovering our New World
A Look at Lake Worth through the eyes of young, recent immigrants from Central America

Jun 26 - Aug 15, 2015
Opening Reception: Jun 26, 2015 6:00-8:00 pm
On View: Jun 26 to Aug 15, 2015

2015 Member's Exhibit

Aug 29 - Nov 7, 2015
Opening Reception: Aug 28, 2015 6:00-8:00 pm
On View: Aug 29, 2015 to Nov 7, 2015

Museum Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
  • Friday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday - Closed

Admission:

Free


The Palm Beach Photographic Centre proudly presents:

2015 Best in Show Festival

Featuring Photojournalists Honored at 72nd Annual Pictures of the Year International Competition

Jun 26, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015
Opening Reception Jun 26, 2015 6:00-8:00pm

Special Events Jun 26-28, 2015

(Opening Reception and Events are Free to All)

(©Brad Vest/The Commercial Appeal via ZUMA Wire
“Home At Last” ©Brad Vest/The Commercial Appeal via ZUMA Wire

“Home At Last” ©Brad Vest/The Commercial Appeal via ZUMA Wire
POYi 2015 Photographer of the Year, 1st Place / Constance Lambert embraces her dog after finding it alive in her tornado-destroyed home in Tupelo, MS on April 28, 2014

©Julian Herbert/Action Images via ZUMA24.com
“Hoofing It” ©Julian Herbert/Action Images via ZUMA24.com

“Hoofing It” ©Julian Herbert/Action Images via ZUMA24.com
POYi 2015 Winner Sports Division/Sports Action Category / At Kempton Park Racecourse at Sunbury On Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom on July 2, 2014

©Nicklas Larsson/Bildbryan via ZUMA24.com
“World Cup Tears” © Nicklas Larsson/Bildbryan via ZUMA24.com

“World Cup Tears” ©Nicklas Larsson/Bildbryan via ZUMA24.com
POYi 2015 Winner Sports Division/Sports Feature Category / Brazilian fans wept in reaction to a humiliating 7-1 loss on home soil on July 8, 2014

“Bees at the Brink” ©Tom Wallace/Star Tribune via ZUMA
“Bees at the Brink” ©Tom Wallace/Star Tribune via ZUMA

“Bees at the Brink” ©Tom Wallace/Star Tribune via ZUMA
POYi 2015 Winner EDITING Division/Print News & Issue Story Editing – Newspaper Category / Honeybees are dying nationwide and this photo was taken on the Charlie Garret Farm in Hamburg, MN on June 16, 2014

“Ferguson Coverage” ©St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photography Staff via ZUMA24.com
“Ferguson Coverage” ©St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photography Staff via ZUMA24.com

“Ferguson Coverage” ©St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photography Staff via ZUMA24.com
POYi 2015 Winner News Division/News Picture Story – Newspaper Category / A demonstrator returns a tear gas container shot by tactical police officers in Ferguson, MO on August 13, 2014

 

POYi's Visions of Excellence Exhibition with 120 Award-Winning Photos Will Open on June 26 & Run Through August 15


2015 Best in Show Festival

(West Palm Beach, FL – May 26, 2015) Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced that the nonprofit organization would be hosting the 2015 Best in Show Festival, June 26-28.

The annual Best in Show Festival will feature pictures and photojournalists that were honored at this year’s POYi (Pictures of the Year International) Competition, the world’s oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program and competition based at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. POYi’s mission is to recognize excellence in documentary photography and photojournalism. For more information, please go to POYi.org.

The 2015 Best in Show Festival at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre will include public presentations and a panel discussion with distinguished photojournalists, a Best Practices Forum and the Visions of Excellence exhibition, which will feature more than 120 award-winning photos from this year’s POYi Competition. Scott Mc Kiernan, the founder of ZUMA Press and director of the KONA Gallery and Photojournalism Center in San Clemente, CA, is organizing the Festival.


Special Events

The public is invited to participate in several free events during the Best in Show Festival:

Day One - Friday, June 26:
CELEBRATE

6:00 PM till 8:00 PM: Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC) Museum • 415 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, Fla.

· POYi (Pictures of the Year International) 2015 Contest Winners “Visions of Excellence ” exhibition opening
· Free DRINKS and FOOD!

· Premiere of the BiS’15 movie: “A Thousand Pictures Tell aThousand and One Stories’” (showing every POYi 2015 winner), with interludes from the 2015 POYi premier winners present, including 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners Lynden Steele and Laurie Skirvian from the St. Louis Post-Disptach , who will share their experiences making their winning work.

Day Two - Saturday, June 27:
ILLUMINATE + ILLUSTRATE + INSPIRE

EDUCATION DAY WITH POYI PREMIER 2015 WINNERS

EDUCATION DAY : Palm Beach Photographic Centre Studio, 415 Clematis Street, 2nd Floor
Hosted and Moderated by Scott Mc Kiernan, CEO + Founder of ZUMA Press, Inc.

12 NOON - 1:00 PM ILLUMINATE
Brad Vest, The Commercial Appeal : 2015 POYi NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ILLUSTRATE
Lisa Krantz, San Antonio Express-News : Multiple Winner at this year’s POYi :
PREMIERE AWARD WINNER : COMMUNITY AWARENESS AWARD for “A LIFE APART: THE TOLL OF OBESITY”

ISSUE REPORTING PICTURE STORY NEWSPAPER , Second Place for “A LIFE APART: THE TOLL OF OBESITY”

MOTION ISSUE REPORTING STORY , First Place for “A LIFE APART: THE TOLL OF OBESITY”

NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR , Third Place for 2014 Newspaper Portfolio


2:30 - 5:30 PM INSPIRE
Lynden Steele, St. Louis Post-Dispatch DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY and Laurie Skrivan, St. Louis Post- Dispatch STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER are Multiple Winner at this year’s POYi :

NEWS PICTURE STORY NEWSPAPER, Director's Choice, for FERGUSON COVERAGE

PRINT NEWS & ISSUE STORY EDITING NEWSPAPER, Director's Choice, for FERGUSON COVERAGE

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo staff also was awarded :
THE 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, for its coverage of the protests in Ferguson.

Day Three - Sunday, June 28:
EDUCATE + ENLIGHTEN

12:00 - 3:00 PM EDUCATE + ENLIGHTEN
Bring a Url of your favorite Website and share it as your price of admission.

This fast pace Visual Workshop on Best Visual Websites is for PROS and those who love great photography.

A ultimate and candid how to workshop on the business of photography portals.
Make yours the best it can be as well as how to make it help you get more and better work.

Panel of editors who assignment and license imagery discuss Bespoken and Best Business Practices for Photographers Websites.

Moderated by Scott Mc Kiernan, editor-at-large, ThePicturesOftheDay.com a Vision of ZUMA
And done in partnership with ASMP (American Society of Media Professionals) South Florida Chapter.


The Palm Beach Photographic Centre proudly presents:

Discovering our New World

A Look at Lake Worth through the eyes of
young, recent immigrants from Central America

Exhibition of 50 Photos & Journal Entries

Jun 26, 2015 - Aug 15, 2015
Opening Reception Jun 26, 2015 6:00-8:00pm

(Opening Reception are Free to All)


1. Photo by Delores, age 15; Text by Cristian, age 12.  “When I saw my mom for the first time, I felt that I am not alone.  I was so happy to be able to see her again.  It was very beautiful when I saw my mom at the airport with my little sister and my stepfather.  When my mom saw me, she started to cry.  Many kids do not have the privilege to see their mom, but we, thanks to God, we could be with our mom again.”

Discovering our New World: An exhibition featuring 50 photographs taken by teenagers, who came to the United States last year as part of a flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America. The exhibit opens June 26 and runs through August 15.

The images selected from hundreds collected over an eight-month period in which the teens and their mentors met weekly to explore their new home in Lake Worth. The photographs will be accompanied by journal entries made by other participating teens, including several that provide insight into the children’s perilous journey to be reunited with family members here.

“The words and images of these children are universal and cross many borders,” says internationally known photojournalist Cindy Karp who, along with Poli and Juan Mendez of the Guatemalan Maya Center in Lake Worth, served as mentors for the teens. “This is an extremely powerful story being told for the first from the kids’ point of view.”

 “These are beautiful pictures that tell the story of Lake Worth from the eyes of children new to this country,” Karp said. “They’ll make you smile, they’ll touch your heart, and you’ll be astounded by these young people’s insights into life.”

“The photos are a reflection of Lake Worth as a warm and welcoming place,” Karp added.

To create the collection, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and the three mentors arranged for the teens to take photographs at specific locations or of specific events. For example, the students took photos of a free Thanksgiving Day dinner at a local restaurant, the Veteran’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day parades, and Christmas morning on the beach.

Created in 1997, the Picture My World program at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre has helped countless disadvantaged children develop a positive means of expression while improving their academic and problem-solving skills. The 2014-2015 program, however, marks a departure from those from previous years in that all of the participants were new to the country.

“This year’s program was designed to help the children break down their fears of being in a new place, following the traumatic journeys they endured to get here,” Karp said.

“As a nonprofit organization, the Photo Centre relies on contributions from supporters to produce our programs, and Picture My World was made possible by a generous donation from Friends of Marjorie Neu, in honor of her commitment to arts education,” added NeJame.

>CLICK HERE for more information on Picture My World



2. Photo by Javier, age 16; Text by Delores, age 15. “If I was a bird I would fly all over the world to visit beautiful places to distract me and forget all of the things that had happened in my life and to begin a new life.  That is why I would like to fly - to begin a new life and to enjoy it.”


3. Photo by Ricardo, age 15; Text by Miguel Angel, age 16. “The dogs in America are very well cared for. They are given the care a person gets. They live in a house. They have their own bed and food. If someone doesn't have children, they buy a dog and dress them and push them around in strollers.  They don’t have to go around scared because they are protected. In the United States, down to the smallest animal, cannot be killed.”


4. Photo & Text by Yenifer, age 15. “If I bought some shoes, and then didn’t want them any more, I would donate them to someone who needs them.  There are many people who don’t have money to buy a pair for their children.  Some people sell used shoes to make a living.  They work hard to collect used shoes to sell.  Other people like them and they buy them.  I understand those who need shoes, because this happened to me.  Now I give thanks to God because I have shoes.”



5. Photo by Myra, age 15; Text by Gladis, age 16. “The house where I live in Lake Worth is not very big or pretty, but I live there with my mom.  She comes home and kisses me good night and good morning.  That’s all that matters.  She takes care of me and hugs me.  She loves me and I love her.  The house is not big or pretty, but with her inside it, it is huge.  Mom, I love you.”

The Palm Beach Photographic Centre proudly presents:

2015 Member's Exhibit

Aug 29, 2015 - Nov 7, 2015
Opening Reception Aug 28, 6:00-8:00pm

(Opening Reception Free to All Members or Non Members)

>CLICK HERE for General information on the exhibit and submission guidelines.