Friends of The NYPPA

The NYPPA thanks Con Edison for their generous grant and support of the Annual Exhibit.

Our grateful thanks to 20 Pine The Collection and their staff for providing the location for the Annual Exhibit.

Our sincere thanks to Brown-Forman for providing the Liquor for the Annual Party and Exhibit Opening.




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Come honor your colleagues and friends at this great event where more than 150 images will be on display at SB D Gallery, 6 St. Marks Place (2nd Floor), East Village, NY on Thursday, August 15, 7 p.m.

The winners of Best in Show and Photographer of the Year will be revealed at this year's event.

We will also be honoring Jerry Engel who has spent nearly 40 years as our Liaison to the NYPD. His work helped us maintain good relations with the police and helped many of our members smooth the way for proper coverage of news events. He will receive the Louie Liotta Award, named for famed NY Post Photographer Louie Liotta who was best known his award-winning street photography and his fedora that always featured his press card sticking out of the brim. Police officials will be present to help us honor our friend Jerry.

The evening will feature a full buffet, open bar, and true fellowship with your colleagues and friends in the air conditioned gallery owned and operated by our good friend Seolbin Park.

Admission is $45 per person - a lot less than for past awards evenings. And dress code casual. Please RSVP if you can to

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Many of you have inquired about the Awards Dinner and why it was not held at the usual time.

We have decided to fold the Awards Ceremony into a party to be held during the Exhibit. Unfortunately, we had difficulty finding a space. We also needed to line up sponsorship to defray the costs. Thankfully both issues have been resolved. Con Ed will once again sponsor the Exhibit, and our good friend Seolbin Park, of SBgroupe, has stepped up to offer us her new gallery space in Manhattan.

The Exhibit is scheduled to open either July 28 or July 29. It will close August 18, a Sunday.

All this just fell into place this week, and we have less than a month to print, frame and hang the exhibit. We could try to hold the party/Awards Ceremony Monday, July 29 but we are concerned that we may not have enough time to get things ready, and that is short notice to our category sponsors. We would prefer to hold the party later, toward the end of the exhibit, on either August 15 (a Thursday).

I am contacting caterers now to see which dates can work for them, but more importantly I need to know from MEMBERS and the contest winners if you will not be able to make one of those dates. Please send me an email IMMEDIATELY with any of those dates that you cannot attend ( If I don't hear from you I will assume all dates are good for you. We will set the Party date and what the cost will be when the Board meets, July 18th and we will post on Facebook and on the website.

We realize that, under the circumstances, all contest winners may not be able to attend and we are waiving the requirement that you must attend to get your awards. The ceremony will be formal, but everyone can plan on attending in summer attire. It will be a casual affair. Full details and ticket costs will be posted ASAP.

Ray Stubblebine


Ray Stubblebine

Exhibit Chair New York Press Photographers Association, Inc.

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The late Lou Requena is remembered at the 67th Yankee Old Timers Day UPDATED!!!!!!!

 Today at the 67th Yankees Old Timers Day The Yankees remembered Lou Requena during the ceremonies.

I am told that funeral services for Lou Requena will be Tuesday -- 199 Bleecker ST -- 1030a-1230p.

Memorial Service to be held at Greenwich Village Funeral Home 199 Bleecker Street NYC Tuesday, June 25th,  10:30am - 12:30pm

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion ( in Lou's name.

As we area all sad to tell you that Lou Requena passed away at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital at 10:30 June 20th. He was 93.

Born December 12, 1919, in San Juan, PR, the WWII vet was a fixture in the NY sports scene for over 50 years. He worked for El Diario as a staffer and as Pan American Photos he freelanced for the New York Yankees, and the major wire services: The Associated Press, United Press International and Reuters.
Lou's niece, Wanda Betancourt, (, (858-204-1182 Cellhas set up a web site, still unfinished, with some detail of his life:

There is further information on page 5 at:
His longtime friend Jeff Feller will be emailing further information later today. Funeral arrangements pending.

He had a good life, a lot of fun and was his own man through it all. RIP good friend.

Ray Stubblebine
Immediate Past President
New York Press Photographers Association, Inc.




Results of NYPPA Election 2013

Nominating Committee members Chip East and NYPPA Secretary Susan Markisz oversaw the balloting and election process for the 2013 NYPPA election.

Ballots were counted on May 21, 2013 at the office of the New York Press Photographers Association by Vice-President Bruce Cotler, Secretary Susan Markisz, Trustees Chip East and Norman Y. Lono, and member Todd Maisel.

The following officers of the NYPPA Board were re-elected:

  • President: Dave Pokress 
  • Vice-President: Bruce Cotler
  • Treasurer: William Perlman
  • Secretary: Susan Markisz

The following trustees were re-elected to the NYPPA Board of Trustees:

  • Jennifer Altman
  • Richard Drew
  • Chip East
  • David Handschuh
  • Norman Y. Lono
  • Marilyn K. Yee

We welcome the following members who were elected to serve on the NYPPA Board of Trustees, starting in the new term:

  • Richard Lee
  • Todd Maisel
  • Robert Roth 
  • Ray Stubblebine

For the tenth and final position for Trustee, the vote was tied.

After NYPPA President Dave Pokress spoke with both Marc Hermann and Robert Roth to inform them of the Constitutional requirement for a run-off election for this position, Marc decided not to participate in a run-off.

Because of his choice, there is no compulsory requirement for a run-off election and therefore Robert Roth has been elected to serve as a trustee on the New York Press Photographers Association for the next two-year term.

Marc has asked the President to remain in his appointed position as NYPPA Historian, which had no bearing on the outcome of the election, and Dave Pokress has asked him to continue to serve in this capacity.

Congratulations to all.

Susan Markisz, Secretary, NYPPA May 28, 2013.