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TheVIEW Finder†††††

Sierra Club†††Photography SectionSan Diego Chapter

September, 2003

War and Conflict: The PhotojournalistísPerspective

Tuesday September 16, 2003 at 7:00 PM

The Sierra Club Photography Section is proud to present Union Tribune Photo journalists Nelvin Cepeda and Earnie Grafton.

Having recently returned from Baghdad, Nelvin and Earnie will share images from their coverage of war in Iraq.Both will provide personal insights on the mediaís role in documenting the Iraq conflict and present some of the photographs which were used to educate and inform readers here in San Diego and across the world.

Nelvin will present images from several trips leading up to the invasion, including pre war assignments in Yemen, and Saudi Arabia.Then, he will detail his advance from the Turkish border to the capitol to photograph the activities surrounding the fall of Baghdad.

Earnie Grafton will then share his photos and perspectives as an imbedded photojournalist, traveling from Kuwait north to Baghdad with the advancing troops.

Donít miss this unprecedented opportunity to share Nelvin and Earnieís unique and personal stories, insights and images from this important, historic event.


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PHOTO CLUB BUSINESS

Currently, our photo club is in the process of modifying how our members receive their monthly newsletter, the View Finder. We are trying to reduce the number of hard copies mailed out each month and have as many members as possible receive the newsletter via the internet.To achieve this goal, we need our membersí cooperation.If you wish to continue receiving a printed copy of the View Finder, please contact Everett Mehner at 2510 Horton Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 or 619-232-9271 or ecmehner@cox.net.

OUR THANKS

Jo Ann Ginepra and Jim Soe Nyun provided our club with an amusing and entertaining evening of Scavenger Hunt results.That whole project took a lot of thought and planning.Thank you both. The grand prize winner was Dale Denio for his portrayal of the category "The Time Machine". Other awards went to Willeah Oelbaum, Steve Cirone, Ken Rockwell, Carrie Barton, Cathy Scholl, and Debbie Nell.

Thanks also are extended to Bob Parks for leading the adventure to the Monarch Program in Encinitas.I believe as many as 20 photographers participated that day.

SAD NOTE

The landmark Jeffrey Pine perched atop Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park has fallen to the ground.This occurred in mid-August during a heavy storm. The pine had been photographed by Ansel Adams in 1940 and appears on numerous park postcards.

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

See our Website for the most up-to-date activities schedule


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FOR SALE

Nikon N70, Tamron 28-80, Tamron 70-300, Tamron 1.4 &2X teleconverters, electronic cable release, circular polarizer, Nikon camera bag.All for $300.††

Nikon 20 AF 2.8 lens $275.

Jim Cline 858-350-1314 Jim@JimCline.com

HOT FLASH

Jo Ann Ginepra had the cover and inside story of the June issue of the Presidio Sentinel. In May, the Union Tribune interviewed her in conjunction with the Mother's Day Tour that included her home and art work. Also that month, the magazine Decor and Style featured her home and photographs for that tour.

OFFICERS/VOLUNTEERS

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SCPS Webmaster & Activities: Ken Rockwell

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The Photography Section of the San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club is a group of hobbyist-photographers of all levels who meet to learn more about photography and its applications in natural settings.Meetings generally feature a speaker from the local photographic community.

We meet at 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the Tierrasanta Community Swimming Pool Building, 11238 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., which is part of the Tierrasanta Recreation Center complex.(It is located about two miles east of I-15, on the left side of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard.The Pool Building is directly ahead of you after you make the first right turn possible from the entrance. The room entrance is on the parking lot level.It is to the left of the center staircase that leads to the second floor.)

We welcome new members!To join, pick up a membership application at any of the meetings, or call Everett Mehner at 619-232-9271 to request an application, or send your name, address, telephone number, and check to the address below. Annual membership is $20 and includes a subscription to this publication, The VIEW Finder.