A few 2011 highlights

Posted in Awards, Documentary | Photography, Global Health, Kenya, Malaria, News, Non Profit, Recent Projects, womens reproductive healthcare on December 28th, 2011 by tuschman

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I had the privilege of working on some very satisfying and rewarding projects this past year. I documented the Novartis Malaria Initiative and a few of my photos were recently used in an ad for Novartis in the Dec. 19th issue of the New Yorker. Here is the ad and I have also included the two images uncropped.

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EXCEPTIONAL INDIA PHOTO TOUR DEC 31 2011-JAN 15 2012

Posted in News on July 20th, 2011 by tuschman

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India Photo Tour – Please Join Me

I will be leading an Eastern India photo tour starting December 31, 2011 exploring the River Ganga (Ganges) from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Agra and Delhi ending January 15th. This tour will be designed to allow time for you to understand and record the exotic culture, sights and sounds of the real India.

If you are a photographer, writer, artist or any traveler who hates being rushed from one site to another then this tour is for you.

I am teaming up with the finest tour operator I have ever met. Louise Nicholson wrote the book on India. Her National Geographic Traveler: India is one of the best-selling guides to India. She is a true expert having visited the sub-continent more than 200 times. Also, because she has made TV documentaries on India, she knows the meaning of a ‘good view’ and she understands photographers’ requirements.

Louise has had years to find and develop relationships with the finest local guides to make sure our trip goes smoothly. We will be touring in comfort at the best time of year for photographic light and reasonable temperature to see India at its most spectacular.

My previous experience traveling on a Louise Nicholson organized tour in India is what convinced me to work with her to put together this trip. I know that this trip is going to be a wonderful experience for all.

If this tour sounds like anything you would be interested in then I highly encourage you to click through to my professional site to learn more about this India photo tour and to contact Louise directly for details on indianicholson@nyc.rr.com

To see photos from last trip to India, please go to:

http://www.tuschmanphoto.com/india_1

7 Billion Unique Stories

Posted in Documentary | Photography, education, News, Non Profit, Recent Projects, Uncategorized, womens reproductive healthcare on July 15th, 2011 by tuschman

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A new report from the UN comes just ahead of a demographic milestone: the world’s population is expected to pass 7 billion in late October, only a dozen years after it surpassed 6 billion. The UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) is about to release a new campaign urging each individual and organization to take creative action to solve the immense problems we face as global interconnected community. To quote from the brochure, “every day one billion of us go hungry, two billion of us are surviving on less than $1 a day, one billion of us don’t have access to clean water and more than one thousand women die in pregnancy or during childbirth each day.”

“In a world that is more interconnected than ever before, challenges such as poverty, inequality, women’s rights, aging and the environment belong to all of us.”

“These are problems that can, and must be solved. Thankfully, significant strides are being made by committed organizations and impassioned individuals all over the world. Working together, incremental actions will create exponential results.”

I am very proud that many of my images are being used to highlight this call to action. Below are ten posters featuring the campaign. Other photographs will also be used in a National Geographic insert, a multi-media web presentation and an exhibit in Copenhagen.

For those not familiar with UNFPA, the “United Nations Population Fund is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect. UNFPA – because everyone counts.”

 

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Article on my photography

Posted in News on February 14th, 2011 by tuschman

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This six page article on my photography is being published this month by Rangefinder Magazine. Here is the link to the complete story:

http://www.tuschmanphoto.com/pdf/MTP_rangefinder.pdf

Recent News- May 2010

Posted in Awards, News, Recent Projects on May 14th, 2010 by tuschman

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It’s been a busy first part of 2010 and I have been fortunate that my photography has been well received. I had an exhibit of my work for a malaria prevention and treatment program (sponsored by Pfizer) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I was also chosen to be the featured exhibiting photographer at this year’s Pacific Health Summit (http://www.pacifichealthsummit.org/ ) to be held in London June 22-24th. This year’s topic is on newborn and maternal healthcare.

Also in June, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health will feature my work in Ethiopia at the Women Deliver conference (http://www.womendeliver.org/conferences/-2010-conference/ ). And as an extra bonus, the San Francisco Arts Commission, in conjunction with the International Museum of Women, chose 5 of my images from Capital of Hope, a book on microfinance and girls’ education, to be in a group exhibit on Picturing Power and Potential (http://www.sfartscommission.org/gallery/2010/picturing-power-potential/) to be shown at San Francisco City Hall. The opening is June 15th from 5:30- 7:30 pm.  I was also informed that Blurb will be using Capital of Hope, in their marketing efforts as an example of a well-photographed, designed and produced book.

The last two weeks of April I traveled in China photographing marketing materials for a new venture, WinVivo, that will be selling pure extracts of Chinese botanicals that have been used for centuries combined in innovative ways for disease prevention. In July, I have plans to photograph in Nigeria for the Packard Foundation to dodocument their ten year anniversary of successful efforts in women’s reproductive healthcare programscument their ten year anniversary of successful efforts in women’s reproductive healthcare programs.

Microfinance Grantee- One of Five Images Selected for Exhibition

Formidable contender seeking support

Posted in Awards, Documentary | Photography, News, Non Profit on July 27th, 2009 by tuschman

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Capital of Hope, a visual documentary on the effects of microfinance in Africa which I recently completed, has been entered into the Photography Book Now International Juried Competition sponsored by Blurb.

You can preview the book and vote for it in another competition, the People’s Choice Award, which is chosen only by book readers.

Just click on the orange PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD logo below to cast your vote . Please note that a preview of the book is available for review in the “about the book” section, located in the lower half of the page.

Vote for my Book in the Photography.Book.Now competition.

If you would like to preview a full pdf version of the book, click on the link below;

http://www.tuschmanphoto.com/pdf/CoH_Book.pdf

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Touring with Blurb

Posted in News, Recent Projects on July 13th, 2009 by tuschman

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Capital of Hope

Capital of Hope

Blurb, the popular web site that developed a creative, easy-to-use  service that can turn anyone into a book publisher, recently notified me that they were going to be attending the annual HOW Design Conference. Even better, they wanted to showcase my recently completed book, Capital of Hope, as an example of what  can be done using the new PDF to Book workflow service at Blurb.com.

The How Design Conference is attended by thousands and is a terrific venue to share my work with other design and photography professionals. As Blurb informed me, they will be “promoting me and the great book I’ve created” to the legions of people who will be attending the show and who will be inquiring about the Blurb service.

All of this is possible with many thanks to the book designer, Paul Pruneau of Teamworks Communications, Inc. who helped me bring this project to life with the Blurb service. I look forward to hearing from any of you who attend the conference and happen to see Capital of Hope in the Blurb booth.

If you would like a preview of the book, just contact me for an edited PDF file of Capital of Hope. You can turn the pages of this PDF file just by using your right and left arrow keys.

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Global Health recognizes excellence

Posted in Awards, News, Non Profit on July 13th, 2009 by tuschman

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Global_Health_logoOn May 1, 2009, I was recognized as the winner of the Global Health Council’s 2009 Photography Contest.

Annmarie Christensen, Global Health Council’s Director of Publications/New Media and Executive Editor of Global Health Magazine, recently informed me of this unexpected honor and went on to add:

“You have topped the field, in this particularly competitive year, which saw a number of professional photographers and more than 550 entries from every corner of the world. The jury found the lighting of your subjects particularly compelling in the way it brings out colors and nuances, and were struck by the composition. You are impressively talented.”

I was very moved by the receipt of this award and feel fortunate to be able to share my images and experiences with Global Health and to help support their important work around the world.

To see the award winning images please click here .

As a result of receiving this award, I will be exhibiting the award-winning images and other relevant photographs from my recent project Capital of Hope, at the annual international conference on Global Health. The conference will be held May 26-30 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, and globalhealth.org expects over 2,000 participants from around the globe.

I look forward to seeing you there and sharing your insights to my work and discussing photographic or documentary opportunities related to your organization.

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Focusing on the effects

Posted in News, Non Profit, Recent Projects on July 13th, 2009 by tuschman

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MothrChldWomensTrust, a microfinance operation founded by Dana Dakin, afforded me the opportunity to document their inspiring work , capture the visible effects of their effort, and share it with the world.

The photographic essay that I created and produced captures my visual impressions of the results of WomensTrust investment in the community of Pokuase. The images attempt to tell a story that transitions between the harsh reality of poverty to the far horizons of hope. The images, taken throughout Ghana, are my attempt to illustrate an environment of pervasive poverty and  the heart and soul of opportunity.

We have assembled a book documenting the results of the WomensTrust initiative and it is available for purchase. To learn more, contact Mark Tuschman.

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