Photo Gallery HOMER PHOTO FEST 2007
September 5th - 8th, 2007

All workshops, round table discussions & portfolio reviews are conducted at Alaska Ridgetop Inn. Alaska Ridgetop Inn is approximately 6 miles from downtown Homer surrounded by lawns and gardens with views of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet. A spacious, quiet, picturesque setting for the Homer Photo Fest

To make use of every possible minute, and so that you can meet and talk with the jurors, round table facilitators and fellow workshop participants Homer Photo Fest provides a family dining atmosphere. Alaska Ridgetop Inn is famous for its food, which is hearty, ample and served buffet style.

Coffee ready at 6:00am Breakfast served from 7 to 8:30am Lunch is served from 12 noon to 1pm (see meal plan)

Evening public events are held at participating venues: Bunnell Street Gallery, Pratt Museum, Homer Council on the Arts and the Homer Public Library.


Wednesday, September 5th

9am to 3pm: Workshop (Lunch served noon to 1pm).
"Is my box of prints a book?" Instructor: Michelle Dunn Marsh. Alaska Ridgetop Inn, (907) 235-5680.
5pm: Opening at the Homer Public Library, "Visual Accord: The Photographic Book Design of Michelle Dunn Marsh." 500 Hazel Avenue, (907) 235-3180.
6:30pm: Lecture by Michelle Dunn-Marsh, "Surveying the West."


Thursday, September 6th

9am to 3pm: Workshop (Lunch served noon to 1pm).
"Coequal and Fully Collaborative Parts: Documentary Photographers and Writers Working Together." Instructor: Tom Rankin. Alaska Ridgetop Inn, (907) 235-5680.
5pm: Opening at the Homer Council on the Arts Gallery "Photographs by Silvia Plachy." 355 W Pioneer Ave # 100, (907) 235-4288.
6:30pm: Lecture by Sylvia Plachy, "Triptych."


Friday, September 7th

9am to 3pm: Workshop (Lunch served noon to 1pm). "Sequencing a Photo Essay." Instructor: Sylvia Plachy. Alaska Ridgetop Inn, (907) 235-5680.
5pm: Opening at Bunnell Street Gallery, "Photographs by Tom Rankin." 106 Bunnell street Gallery, (907) 235-5680.
6:30pm: Lecture by Tom Rankin, topic TBA.
5pm to 7pm: Opening reception at Kachemak Bay Collage Art Gallery, Deborah Tharp, “Recent Digital Work,” 533 E. Pioneer Ave., (907) 235-7743
5pm to 7pm: Ptarmigan Arts, “Digital Art Program Student Exhibition,“ 471 E. Pioneer Ave, (907) 235-5322.
5pm to 6:30: Latitude 59 Photographs by Alan Parks, Jayne Jones, and Bill Heath, “Kenai Peninsula College, Photography Faculty Exhibition,” 3858 Lake Street, Suite 22, (907) 235-5574.


Saturday, September 8th

9am to 3pm: One-on-one portfolio reviews (Lunch served noon to 1pm).
Reviewers - Sylvia Plachy, Tom Rankin & Michelle Dunn Marsh. Schedule and number of reviews for each participant will be determined on September 7th.
Concurrently: Round table discussions facilitated by accomplished Alaskan photographers. The round table discussions are designed for a free flow of movement between discussions and portfolio reviews.
Julia Decker- "The Decisive Moment"
Hal Gage- "Dealing with RAW Digital Files"
Charles Mason- Integrating Your Creative and Commercial Work"
Barry McWayne- "Going Digital in Fine Art"
Dennis Witmer- "Self Publishing Your Photo Book"
Kate Wool- "Ethics in Digital Photography." Alaska Ridgetop Inn, (907) 235-5680.
5pm: Opening at the Pratt Museum "Portfolio Competition Winners: Dennis Witmer, Bob Hallinen with Honorable Mentions: Alejandro Barragan, Kim Terpening." 3779 Bartlett Street Homer, (907) 235-8635 (exhibition travels in October to Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College).
6pm: Panel discussion with jurors & selected artists.
7:30pm: Homer Photo Fest Closing Gathering, Seafood Banquet. Advanced tickets required: $25.00. Alaska Ridgetop Inn, (907) 235-5680.


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