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PhotoPlus Expo Announces Contest Themed ‘Perspectives’; Submissions Due Sept. 14

August 24, 2017
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Ladies at the Pushkar Camel Fair, India © 2017 Karen Rubin/

NEW YORK  — PhotoPlus Expo, one of the largest photography conferences and expos in North America, has announced its second annual photo contest, themed “Perspectives”  a celebration of the human experience, a theme that is ideal for travel photographers. The deadline to enter is September 14, 2017.

PhotoPlus Expo is calling for your best photos that capture the human experience in the following categories: Portraits, Street Photography, Food Photography, Architecture and Landscapes.

Grand Prize winners in the Professional and Amateur categories will each receive a trip to Germany to attend the renowned photokina in Cologne, Germany in 2018, or a trip to PhotoPlus Expo in New York City in 2017. All contest winners will be featured in the PhotoPlus Expo Show Guide and the “Perspectives” international traveling exhibit, which will make its debut at PhotoPlus Expo in New York on Thursday, October 26th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, then travel to photokina (Germany), FHOX (Brazil) and CPPS/Studio of Masters (China).

“Photography is the international language and we wanted to give photographers at all levels an opportunity to share experiences they’ve had all over the world, through their pictures,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president and group publisher of PDN, which hosts the annual PhotoPlus Expo. “These shows are world-class photography fairs that bring people together who have one common thread; the love of photography.”

The contest is  also sponsored by FHOX, an international photography organization and magazine that promotes the work of photographers from all over the world, the China Portrait Photography Society (CPPS), and Studio of Masters, which are responsible for the growth of the portrait photography industry throughout China.

In addition to winners having their photos publicly displayed and published internationally, several photographic manufacturers will provide hundreds of dollars in prizes to many of the winners. Prize sponsors for this year’s contest include Fujifilm, OmegaBrandess, Red River Paper, Ikan Corporation, Iris Works, Drobo, PRL Lighting, LaCie and Mini Wing USA.

Contest Rules and Deadline

The call for submission is open for the “Perspectives” photo contest. There will be a fee of $20 per professional entry and $15 per amateur entry for each photo entered into the contest, but contestants may enter as often as they would like.  PHOTO+ members will receive a 30% discount for each photo entered. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: SEPTEMBER 14, 2017.

To enter the contest and see the full contest rules, go to

Contest Exhibit

All winning images and honorable mentions will be placed on exhibit during the PhotoPlus Conference + Expo at the Jacob Javits Center from October 26-28, 2017. The exhibit will be seen by more than 20,000 photographers and consumers expected to visit the photo expo this year. “Perspectives,” the exhibit, will travel internationally and be displayed at a variety of photography fairs around the world, including photokina in 2018.




Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries as well as enthusiasts, PhotoPlus Expo――showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and filmmaking. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services―all from the industry’s leading manufacturers. The show also offers seminars, intimate Photo Walks and Master Classes taught by world-renowned experts that focus on cutting-edge innovations and techniques.

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.


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Registration for PDN’s PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is Now Open

August 14, 2015
PDN's PhotoPlus International Conference & Expo offers opportunities to hear from experts. Nikon's booth offers a full day of presentations. here, Ron Magill gives an amazing talk on

PDN’s PhotoPlus International Conference & Expo offers opportunities to hear from experts. Nikon’s booth offers a full day of presentations. here, Ron Magill gives an amazing talk on “The Wild Side”© 2015 Karen Rubin/

Photography and travel are symbiotic. And the best place to learn about the latest equipment while picking up great tips and techniques from renowned experts is at PDN’s PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, taking place October 21-24 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Registration is now open.

Evolving each year, this year’s conference offers almost twice the number of Master Classes and Photo Walks, as well as a new Next Gen initiative welcoming young and emerging photographers. The Expo will feature more than 220 industry manufacturers and service providers offering special show discounts on new products and technology, raffle prizes, software demos, and free educational presentations to over 21,000 attendees over three days.

“The PhotoPlus Conference provides extensive education and growth opportunities for professionals and enthusiasts alike ranging from lighting, portraiture, post-production, filmmaking, business & marketing and much more,” said Jason Groupp, Director of Education and Membership of the PHOTO+ Group.

“Our vast schedule of photo walks, master classes, conference seminars, keynotes, and portfolio reviews, combined with our large expo hall filled with hundreds of exhibitors demonstrating the latest imaging technologies, has created a wonderful playground for anyone who loves the visual arts.”

To ensure a robust educational experience for all attendees, PhotoPlus also boasts a variety of panels, networking opportunities, and special events throughout the four-day conference and three-day expo.

Young Adult Conference Pass for Photographers and Enthusiasts
Extending the benefits of student pricing to young adults, PhotoPlus Expo is offering discounted rates for young photographers at this year’s show.  Four-day admission to all conference seminars, keynote presentations, and the expo will be provided for $99 to anyone between the ages of 17-25; Master Classes and Photo Walk pricing are also discounted. Wednesday (October 21) will also feature the Next Gen program, an interactive free event for young photographers featuring panelists giving career advice, hands-on workshops, and raffles.

The special pricing was created to make attending the Conference + Expo more affordable to young professionals who are just beginning their careers and provide access to activities that will maximize their learning opportunities.

PhotoPlus VIP Expo Pass
Get the VIP experience at PhotoPlus. VIP status begins with Instant Badge pickup at the VIP Customer Service Desk to avoid long lines and maximize time on the show floor. Next is an exclusive invitation to Thursday night’s private party at the 230 Fifth rooftop bar for speakers, portfolio reviewers, and exhibitors. VIP attendees will also get the Official PPE VIP bag, over 125 of which will contain Golden Tickets to be redeemed for prizes worth up to $500 from Lomography, B&H, and more. This year, the VIP program will be giving away more than $15,000 in prizes! Keep checking the PhotoPlus website for an up-to-date list of prizes.

General Pricing for PhotoPlus Expo 2015
PhotoPlus Expo also offers general attendees with a variety of conference pass options to suit their schedules and budgets. The three-day Expo is free to everyone who registers online before October 21st and as always, those who act quickly can benefit from Early Bird Pricing on all education as well as first choice of over 60 seminars, 20 Photo Walks, and 20 Master Classes before they sell out.  Members of PHOTO+ ( and WPPI) will save up to 30% on all conference seminar pass options including a Full Conference Pass, One Day Conference Pass, individual seminars as well as Master Class and Photo Walk purchases. Attendees can choose to become PHOTO+ members before or during the registration process to unlock exclusive discounts on conference passes, year-round vendor and product discounts and more.

The price of a Full Conference Pass will be $299.99 for members ($499.99 for non-members) through August 21st.  The price of a One Day Conference Pass is $129.99 for members ($179.99 for non-members). Advanced pricing rates begin August 22nd and end October 20th.

Special Events*

Next Gen
Wednesday, October 21 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
For young photographers early in their careers and students who want to further immerse themselves in the industry, the Next Gen program will feature speakers and industry creatives giving career advice, important tips for portfolio strengthening and presentation. This event will lead into a free panel discussion, #trending, to be followed by Test Drive, a new product review and networking event.

Panel Discussion: #trending
Wednesday, October 21 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday’s free panel will examine innovative ways photographers and brands are using social media and technology to promote growth, generate buzz, and distinguish themselves from the competition.

Test Drive: New Product Preview + Networking Event
Wednesday, October 21 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

After being inspired by the panel, get a head start on your PhotoPlus Expo experience with an exclusive look at some of the newest and most innovative products at this year’s show. With large crowds expected on the show floor, this is another chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at the latest gadgets, gear, and accessories.

Keynote Presentations
Thursday & Friday, October 22-23 from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Each year, PhotoPlus Expo presents keynote speakers who have literally changed the world of photography and offer a unique perspective through their work and personal experiences.  On Thursday, October 22, Lauren Greenfield will introduce her latest work, WEALTH: The Influence of Affluence, a 25-year examination of how the ideas of wealth and the American Dream have been productized, exported, and manifested around the globe. On Friday, October 23, join Dennis Keeley, Chair of the Photography & Imaging Department at the Art Center College of Design and current co-founder/publisher of Acuity Press, as he moderates a panel of remarkable talent, all coming together to explore new ways to define and practice one of the more fascinating and enduring documents in photography—the “Street Photograph.”

(More information on other special events at the PhotoPlus website.)

Unique Education Photo Walks
Wednesday – Friday, October 21-23 from 8:00 AM – 10 AM, 10 AM – 12 PM & 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Having sold out many last year, PPE will offer more than 20 Photo Walks– more than double the number from last year. Each walk will be led by a photography icon and limited to 25 people to provide a more intimate learning experience for all participants. A complete list of Photo Walks can be viewed on the PhotoPlus website.

Master Classes
Thursday – Friday, October 22-23, from 8:00 AM – 10 AM & 4:30 – 6:30 PM 
Comprehensive and hands-on, Master Classes at PhotoPlus Expo are limited to 50 students giving each one the chance to have personal one-on-one time with the instructor. Students will work on technique, participate in a live shoot with peer critiquing and more. A complete list of Master Classes can be found on the PhotoPlus website.

Portfolio Reviews
The Official Portfolio Review at PhotoPlus Expo, brought to you by Palm Springs Photo Festival, is America’s premier review event for photographers. Honest and constructive feedback on your existing portfolio is a critical part of the learning process and is necessary to reach the next level of excellence. During PhotoPlus, attendees will have an opportunity to sit face-to-face with industry pros responsible for hiring and commissioning photographers and filmmakers throughout the year.

More than 175 magazine designers, art directors, and editors as well as world-class photographers and educators associated with the Palm Springs Photo Festival will offer thought-provoking critiques and suggestions for improving your portfolio to land that next job.

For more information and frequent updates, visit the PPE website, become a fan on Facebook, or follow PPE on Twitter.


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PhotoPlus Expo Presenters to Share Views on Impact Culture, Music, War Have on Photography

August 9, 2014
Photographers at the PhotoPlus Expo get a chance to try out lighting techniques. This year's event takes place Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at the Javits Center, New York City © 2014 Karen Rubin/

Photographers at the PhotoPlus Expo get a chance to try out lighting techniques. This year’s event takes place Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at the Javits Center, New York City © 2014 Karen Rubin/

For more than 30 years, PhotoPlus Expo has been the meeting place for photographers, educators, enthusiasts, and anyone with a passion for photography and filmmaking.  It has been recognized as much for its keynote presentations as for its extensive seminar schedule and trade show, and this year’s keynote lineup will complement some of the latest topics and issues in photojournalism, photography and creative inspiration. The keynote presentations will be held each day during the PhotoPlus Expo from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to register now because keynote seating is limited and each session is expected to sell out.  Keynote admission is free to Photo Group members (PDN, and WPPI); included with the purchase of any PhotoPlus conference pass or $15 each for non-members and $10 each for high school or college students or educators if purchased online by October 28.  VIP Expo Passes include admission and priority seating at all keynotes as well as the chance to network with the speakers at the Halloween Bash on October 31 at the 230 Fifth rooftop bar and penthouse lounge.

Thursday, October 30 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)

“A Day Without News” – Panel Discussion

Imagine looking at the New York Times only to find blank pages without news or photographs.  Each day photojournalists bring the good, the bad and the ugly to the safety and comfort of our kitchens, where we read the news without giving thought to the dangers they endure.

In the past 20 years, more than 1,000 journalists have lost their lives in conflict zones and these numbers are escalating with worrying frequency. Once considered neutral observers, journalists are now being targeted, kidnapped, held for ransom and killed. In 2013, following the deaths of their friends and colleagues, the legendary correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Remi Ochlik, the founders of A Day Without News, launched a campaign to raise awareness about the realities faced by journalists all over the world.

This presentation asks the question, “will there soon be a day when it is simply too dangerous for journalists to work in global conflict zones?” Join Aidan Sullivan VP of Getty Images Photo Assignments, Santiago Lyon Director of Photography at AP, and photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Ron Haviv, and Antonio Bolfo for firsthand insights about how the increase in journalist targeting has affected each panelist, their colleagues, and their changing role in the world today. This is a rare opportunity to hear firsthand accounts of these issues, to engage with these heroes, and to learn how you can help bring about changes like stronger legislation and increased security for news journalists.

Friday, October 31 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)

Martin Parr has been described as a chronicler of our age.  A British documentarian and avid street photographer, his projects offer a penetrating and satirical view of the world we live in and how we present ourselves, from what we value most to the food we eat. Using his signature style of high-saturation color at close range and often using macro lenses and ring flash, Parr enables us to see the familiar in a completely new way. In his PhotoPlus keynote, Parr will share and discuss images from his long career as a photographer, as well as his more recent work as an editor, curator, and passionate chronicler of photo books.

Saturday, November 1 (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer, Ben Folds, first found success with Ben Folds Five and has gone on to a very successful solo career, writing, recording, and performing pop hits, as well as a recent new concerto for piano and orchestra.

In addition to his self-described love of making music “for humans,” Folds is also an avid photographer. During his keynote session, Folds will share his love of photography and discuss its central place at the core of his overall creative being.  I tend to photograph things on the upbeat rather than the downbeat,” he says. “In that way, it’s possible that my music captures notes and my photographs capture the rest. Images always speak for themselves.”

Admission to all three keynotes is included with the purchase of any 2014 PhotoPlus Expo Full Conference Pass, One-Day Pass, and the VIP Expo Pass.  Each of the above passes also includes:

  • A three-day pass to PhotoPlus Expo to see the latest products from over 225 exhibitors
  • Admission to the panel discussion by leading tech experts, entitled “How Technology is Leading the Storytelling Revolution” on October 29 from 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Entry into Test Drive: New Product Preview + Networking, a pre-show kickoff event on October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Designed for professionals in the photographic and imaging industries, PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography, digital imaging and filmmaking. Held annually at the Javits Convention Center, attendees have the opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services – everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage – all from the industry’s leading manufacturers.  The show also offers Seminars and intimate Master Classes taught by world-renowned experts that focus on cutting-edge innovations and techniques

For more information or for frequent updates, visit the PhotoPlus Expo website or become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.






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