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The BPPA is sad to relay news of the passing of former member Bob Thayer after a short illness at the age of 63.

Thayer was a friend and mentor to many in the organization and had a long and prolific career in journalism in New England.

Links to his obituary and some of his work can be found here:

In lieu of flowers or gifts, his family requests donations to the Providence Journal’s Summer Fund: “http://www.providencejournal.com/community/giving/summertime-fund”




Next week, join BPPA members and friends to hear a talk at BU about the future of long-form photojournalism from a distinguished panel including BPPA member Dominic Chavez.

See the attached flyer for more detail, and hope to see you there.



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The BPPA is gearing up for another good season, and that means meetings and contest planning.

First up, the BPPA will meet on Thursday, November 6th, at 7pm at E.P. Levines in Waltham. John Tlumacki will present some of his work and talk about his experiences last year.

Second, the contest deadline for the best pictures of 2014 is January 16, 2015. Judging for the contest will take place February 10-12.

Stay tuned for an updated rules sheet and some new information to make participation in the contest smoother and easier than ever.

That’s all for the moment.

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The annual dinner and gala to recognize and award the winners of the 2013 BPPA Pictures of the Year contest will be Saturday, June 7 2014 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA. The reception will be from 6pm until 7pm, with dinner to follow shortly afterward.

This year’s Bob Howard Good Fellowship Award will go to the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing attacks who graciously allowed BPPA photojournalists to document their individual journeys toward recovery. The award, named in honor of BPPA President Emeritus Bob Howard, recognizes those who have gone above and beyond to aid photographers in the telling of visual stories.

Ticket prices are $85 for members and $95 for non-members, payable by cash or check to Treasurer Neal Hamberg, or via the PayPal donate button below.


Hey Everyone,

There’s just three weeks to go until this year’s Northern Short Course (NSC) kicks off in Warwick, Rhode Island! The 33rd Annual NSC will be held March 13 to 15, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, right off I-95.

If you’ve not been to a Northern Short Course before, the three-day event is packed with nearly thirty workshops on topics relevant to professionals and students in the field of visual journalism.

There will be an opening event on March 12 at 8pm lead by Momenta’s Jamie Rose that will be open to the public. This session, Present Yourself Like a Pro : A Field Guide to the NSC, will offer inside tips on how to make yourself memorable and create valuable contacts at conferences, interviews and networking events. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Check out the line up from our Speaker Series, which opens and closes each day. They are: John Tlumacki, Ami Vitale, Liz Baylen, John H. White, MaryAnne Golon and Eugene Richards.

In addition to our Speaker Series, each day is packed full of workshops and lectures on topics such as business practices, multimedia, lighting, and more.

Our 2014 faculty includes four Pulitzer Prize winners (John White, Stan Forman, Rick Loomis and Barbara Davidson), the 2014 POYi winner (Barbara Davidson), and a three-time Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer of the Year (Darren Durlach). See the full schedule and other faculty members on our website.

The event closes with the NSC Contest Awards and National Press Photographers Association Annual Awards reception on Saturday evening.

You won’t find a more diverse conference – there’s something for everyone! The early bird registration fees are good through this Friday, Feb. 21, so head to the NSC 2014 site and register today! There are discounts for NPPA members, students, and hotel discounts for NSC participants as well.

Hope to see you in Warwick in three weeks! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at rachaelcerrotti@gmail.com.

All the best,
Rachael Cerrotti


The Winthrop Cultural Council presents the award-winning photographs from the Boston Press Photographers Association.

The Clock Tower Gallery

45 Pauline Street, 1st Floor

Winthrop, MA


Come to the opening reception Saturday, February 8, from 2-5pm.

Exhibit up from February 8 to March 1. Open Thursdays from 6-8pm and Saturdays from 2-4pm.

More information at winthropculturalcouncil.org

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This is the new BPPA Board of Directors through 2015:
Angela Rowlings
Brian Snyder
Jessica Rinaldi
Jim Mahoney
John Tlumacki
Peter Southwick
and Rick Friedman as immediate past president

There was a tie in the balloting, but rather than calling for a tie breaker election, current chairman Bob Howard
graciously removed himself from the ballot “to make room for some young blood”, as he put it.
Bob will continue on as chair of the awards dinner and as the life blood of the association.

We thank Michael Maloney and Richard Chase for putting themselves out there for election and all their years of service to the BPPA.

No surprises on the officer side of the election results:

President: Bill Greene
VP: Stephan Savoia
Secretary: Dominick Reuter
Treasurer: Neal Hamberg
Marshal: George Riley

We thank outgoing secretary Reba Saldanha and hope she re-joins us when the babies are a little older.

The new board will convene soon to plan a new year of programming.

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The contest for the BPPA Pictures of the Year is open. Click on the link at the top of this page to begin preparing your entry, and good luck.

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Join us Weds. Dec. 11 at Foley’s starting at 7pm for the annual BPPA Holiday Party, with dinner, drinks and a raffle.

Cost is $10 per person, payable either through PayPal or in cash to Neal on site.

Please RSVP so we can order an appropriate quantity of food.

Via Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/707915325899966/?source=1

or send an email to angela.rowlings@bostonherald.com


Nominations for BPPA Officers

Please join the BPPA at 7 PM Thursday November 14 at EP Levine’s, 219 Bear Hill Road in Waltham.

Nominations from the floor for BPPA officers and board members will be heard. If you are unable to make the meeting, we will also accept email nominations to info@bppa.net.
Please note that the nominee must be available via telephone to accept their nomination on Nov. 14 during the meeting.

We’ll bring the pizza, salad and beer. We’re hoping you will bring your nominations, energy and ideas.

2013 Pictures of the Year Contest

The year is quickly coming to and end. Start thinking about your entries.
Entry info will be posted at www.bppa.net soon.

Holiday Party

Will be mid-December at JJ Foley’s. More info soon.