Very Cool WPPI Film Gives Us Chills (Not Kidding!)

By // July 16, 2013 // Posted in Featured Articles, Industry News, Video, WPPI News

If you’ve ever wondered what the WPPI experience is like, a new 13-minute film directed by Sion Michel and out this week takes you right there.

Michel interviews photographers, educators and exhibitor companies while they each explain what WPPI means to them. It’s possible that some dust got in our eyes, particularly 0.28 seconds in, when photographer Dane Sanders relays the emotional role that photography played in his life since his father’s death when he was three years old (make sure a tissue is within reach).

Look for cameos by photographers and speakers like: Jerry and Melissa Ghionis, Sue Bryce, Joe Buissink, Bambi Cantrell, Kevin and Clare Kubota, Matthew Jordan Smith, Doug Gordon, Jared Platt, Vicki Taufer, our own Jason Groupp, Dane Sanders, Blair Phillips, Tamara Lackey and the list goes on…

The film was made possible by: Nikon, Sony, Sigma, Graphistudio, Whcc, H&H Color Lab, Black River Imaging, Animoto, Kubota Image Tools, AsukaBook, Cinevate, and Bay Photo, and Triple Scoop Music provided the incredible music.

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Jessica Gordon

Jessica Gordon

Jessica Gordon loves discovering new photographers, and learning about historic image-makers who’ve helped evolve the craft. As senior editor for Rangefinder magazine, she’s passionate about clever copy and great design. On the weekends, you can find her biking around Brooklyn and downward dogging in yoga.

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  1. Hugely inspiring video! Beautiful!

    Canon is huge at WPPI. So it would be nice if they participated in video.

    Love the comments based on love of photos we take and the people in them. And that’s why Joe Buissink’s comments could have been removed.

  2. Well done! Very impressive method of highlighting the importance of continuing education and networking. Beautiful work by Sion Michel and all who contributed to the project!

  3. I and retired staff photographer, who now has he own freelance business, and I will be attending WPPI in 2014 – for the first time. Great Video.