Olympus "Meet the Pros" at Pellissippi State

Coming Thursday, March 19, 7PM presentation, Drawing for Olympus camera, Goins
6PM reception, Bagwell Center

 Pellissippi State brings in top photographers for ‘Meet the Pros’

Olympus and Pellissippi State Technical Community College’s Bagwell Center for Media and Art are sponsoring “Meet the Pros,” a March 19 event that brings award-winning national photographers to the college.Judy Herrmann and Nick Kelsh share the inspirations behind their cutting-edge digital photography, the lessons they’ve learned along the way and the tools of their trade.

The presentation is at 7 p.m. in the Goins Building Auditorium at the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road. A pre-event reception is set for 6-6:45 p.m. in the Bagwell Center Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.  In addition to attending the presentation, audience members will have a chance to win an Olympus E-250 Digital SLR camera.

Herrmann, of Herrmann + Starke, has specialized since 1989 in still-life and lifestyle photography. Her work has been featured in many magazines. A former president of the American Society of Media Photographers, she also consults with photographers about career development and planning.
Nick Kelsh’s work has appeared in such major publications as Time, Life, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Forbes, Fortune and Business Week. He is also the author of nine books, including two that celebrate children: “Naked Babies” and the sequel, “Siblings,” on which he collaborated with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen. In 1986, Kelsh launched the communications firm Kelsh/Wilson Design.

This is the second year the Bagwell Center has partnered with Olympus to bring acclaimed photographers to Pellissippi State for “Meet the Pros.” The two also joined forces in offering a 2007 workshop for professional photographers to hone their craft.

The Bagwell Center houses Pellissippi State’s Media Technologies program. The associate’s degree program provides students the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment and expert faculty in photography, Web design, video production and graphic design.
For more information, contact Ron Goodrich, Pellissippi State’s program coordinator for Photography, at rpgoodrich@pstcc.edu or  (865) 539-7171 .