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.





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.


New York Portfolio Review at CUNY


--Free Workshops Will Be Videotaped and Made Available to Public Online--

NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 – Fifty-four top photo editors in the nation will converge on The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism April 13-14 to provide critical feedback to 100 professional photographers at the first New York Portfolio Review sponsored by The New York Times Lens Blog.

More than 2,700 photographers, from emerging photographers to seasoned professionals, sent work samples to the Lens Blog, competing for the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed by the best in the business.  James Estrin, co-editor of the Lens Blog and a photojournalism instructor at the CUNY J-School, said the weekend portfolio review was "an exciting opportunity for photographers to make connections and further their careers.”

The 54 reviewers who volunteered their services include photo editors and directors from The New York Times, National Geographic, Time, New York magazine, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and AP, as well as museum curators, book publishers, and gallery owners.

On Saturday, the selected 100 photographers will have a chance to sit down for 20 minutes, one-on-one, with five photo editors of their choice to receive comments on their work, and suggestions for improvement.  On Sunday, a younger cohort of photographers, aged 18-27, will have the same opportunity.

On Sunday afternoon, photo professionals will offer free workshops on photo editing, grant writing, copyright, contract law, and how to make a career in photography. 

Two workshops will be videotaped and 10-minute shorts will be posted later in the week on The Journalism School website and on The Lens Blog.  They include a photo editing workshop conducted by Meaghan Looram, deputy photo editor of The New York Times, and Todd Heisler, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer there. In the second taped workshop, Matt Eich, a young freelance documentary photographer, will speak on how to make a living as a photographer in today’s free-agent journalism world.

Reviewers include:  Santiago Lyon, V.P. and Director of Photography for the Associated Press;

Michele McNally, Assistant Managing Editor for Photography for The New York Times; Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography of The New York Times Magazine; David Alan Harvey, Magnum photographer and Editor of Burn magazine; Paul Moakely, Deputy Photo Editor of Time; Eric Himmel, Editor-in-Chief of Abrams Books; Jean Francois Leroy, founder and director of Visa Pour L'Image Photo Festival; Sarah Meister, curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art; and Donna Ferrato, photographer and author of "Living with the Enemy."

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in midtown Manhattan is the only publicly supported graduate journalism school in the Northeast.  Opened in 2006 under Founding Dean Stephen B. Shepard, the School offers a 16-month Master of Arts in Journalism program that includes a required paid professional summer internship.  It was also first in the nation to offer an M.A. in Entrepreneurial Journalism, beginning in 2011. Taught by award-winning journalists from top media organizations, students learn to tell stories using print, broadcast, and interactive formats while getting rigorous instruction in reporting, writing, critical thinking, and journalism ethics. Students also specialize in one of five subject areas: arts & culture, business & economics, health & medicine, international, or urban reporting.