Lois Greenfield, Bambi Cantrell, Gregor Halenda announced as panel for Hallmark Institute of Photography's 2013 Final Portfolio Review

Top Quote Three world-class photographers, Lois Greenfield, Bambi Cantrell and Gregor Halenda will bring their professional experience to Hallmark to review and critique each individual student portfolio. These three panelists, along with Hallmark's artist-in-residence Gregory Heisler, will also provide feedback during a 30-minute round-table discussion with each student. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 24, 2013 - Turners Falls, MA - Hallmark Institute of Photography is pleased to announce the selection of three world-class photographers as panelists for the June 2013 Year-End Final Portfolio Review. The Final Portfolio Review will be held in the auditorium of Hallmark's Educational Center from Monday, June 10th, 2013 to Friday, June 14th, 2013.

    The panel members, wedding and portrait photographer Bambi Cantrell, iconic dance photographer Lois Greenfield, and commercial photographer Gregor Halenda, each exemplify the top of his or her individual imaging disciplines. These three panelists, along with Hallmark's artist-in-residence Gregory Heisler, will provide feedback during a 30-minute round-table discussion with each student.

    The Year-end Portfolio Review process represents the culmination of a student's 10-month professional photography training at Hallmark. During the Portfolio Review process, the review panel will critically analyze each individual student portfolio to determine whether or not it possesses the necessary technical and artistic skills that qualify the student for employment in field of professional photography and imaging. Students will receive in-depth commentary from each of the panelists as to the areas of strength and weakness represented in his or her portfolio. Upon successful completion of the year-end portfolio process, the student qualifies for a Certificate of Completion from Hallmark.

    Information about the portfolio panel:
    Bambi Cantrell is a world-renowned wedding and portrait photographer who has over 25 years of experience photographing some of the most exquisite and breathtaking weddings across the globe. Bambi is highly regarded for her expertise in portrait lighting and posing and has received numerous awards including the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI).

    Lois Greenfield began her career as a photojournalist but was drawn to the graphic potential of dance. For twenty years she covered the experimental dance scene for the Village Voice. In 1982, she decided to open a studio where she could not only control the lighting, but could also direct the dancers in her exploration of movement's expressive potential. Her unique approach to photographing the human form in motion has radically redefined the genre, and influenced a generation of young photographers.

    Gregor Halenda also began his career learning the art of photojournalism. Born in Westcliff, CO., Gregor eventually moved to New York City where he assisted Gregory Heisler and then opened his own studio in SOHO to pursue a successful career in still life, commercial and editorial photography. His warm personality and extreme talent has brought Gregor much success in a very competitive and busy marketplace with a client list including BMW, Coca-Cola, Ducati, Mercedes, Prada, and Revlon just to name a few.

    Gregory Heisler is a world-renowned portrait photographer and educator, and for the past four years has brought his wealth of experience to Hallmark as the Artist-in-Residence. His venerable portraits have graced the covers and pages of numerous magazines, including Life, Esquire, GQ, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and The New York Times Magazine, yet he is perhaps best known for his more than 70 TIME magazine cover portraits. Gregory has captured some of the most memorable images of professional athletes, actors, U.S. Presidents, and other world leaders. Along with his industry knowledge, Gregory brings a warm and humorous personality that allows students to relate to him and creates an exceptional learning environment.

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