WPO Members-Only Website Opens Up to Everyone
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Starting today, the members area of the World Photography Organisation (WPO) website will accessible to everyone until 1st December. Those interested in learning about the otherwise exclusive content - which is normally only available to Advanced and Premium members - only need to sign up for a free WPO Basic membership to take advantage of this limited-time offer. The website’s unique content will update frequently and will include a host of regular features including PhotoTALK, a monthly series of live debates about issues facing photographers today. Alongside PhotoTALK, other new website content includes the Sue Steward Column, an Industry Insider feature and exclusive podcast interviews. Basic members can receive a 15% discount if they upgrade their membership to Advanced or Premium by 30 November.
WPO PRess Release
World Photography Organisation members’ website - free access and exclusive content until 1 December 2012
International photography news and exclusive features
Highlights include live PhotoTALK discussion in London on 21 November featuring award winning photographers Donald Webber and Laura Pannack
8 November: The World Photography Organisation (WPO) today launches a series of new content for its website - http://www.worldphoto.org. As a special introduction this exclusive content, which is normally only available to Advanced and Premium members of the website, will be open to Basic members for a limited period. WPO Basic membership is free and photo enthusiasts of all levels will have the opportunity to explore the new content at no cost until 1 December 2012.
The website’s unique content will update frequently and will include a host of regular features including PhotoTALK, a monthly series of live debates about issues facing photographers today. The PhotoTALK discussions will be held in worldwide locations in front of an audience, with a key component also including an online global audience invited to log in via the live webstream on the WPO website. WPO members can join in on the viewer discussions via Twitter and Facebook, as well as have the opportunity to ask questions of the experts to get feedback from the panellists involved.
The first PhotoTALK, The Funding Game, will be held on Wednesday 21 November at the Frontline Club, London. In this intimate talk industry experts will provide an insight into obtaining funding for photographic projects including grants, crowd-funding and working with NGO’s.
Answering questions will be Canadian photographer and 2012 Sony World Photography Awards winner Donald Webber and World Photographic Academy member Carol Allen Story. They will be joined by photographer Laura Pannack, finalist at the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards, and moderated by Stuart Smith of SMITH Design.
Alongside PhotoTALK, other new website content includes:
The Sue Steward Column - Writer, broadcaster and photography curator Sue reports on the latest trends, novelties, emerging artists and old classics of the photography world
Industry Insider - Meet new experts from the international photo industry through in-depth interviews with critics, publishers, picture editors and gallery directors, such as Catherine Chermayeff, Director of Magnum Foundation and photography coach and consultant Monica Suder
In the Photographer’s Studio - Listen to exclusive podcast interviews with globally renowned and emerging photographers including, such as travel photographer Macduff Everton and Magnum photographer Chien-Chi Chang
Whilst new content for Basic members will continue to be introduced from 1 December 2012, the majority of content will be available to only Advanced and Premium members.
Basic members can receive a 15% discount if they upgrade their membership to Advanced or Premium by 30 November. Please enter the promo code MEMBER15 when registering.