At a time where the world seems to be in total chaos with the economy all over the place and many of our friends suffering from minor depression, we tend to see the glass 3/4’s empty. I’m here to remind you that’s just not true. Both JoAnne and I have made major inroads in opening up new avenues for our photography. We have assignments to photograph Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden, I will be in Rochester shooting a heavyweight fight, and that Sunday the 21st we will be going back to the White Gallery in Lakeville, CT to give a lecture on “Crossing the Lines” for our recent gallery show.
I’m attaching a few photos from our opening reception, which was extremely successful. We sold two pieces – you could not have asked for a better opening. My friends, our glass is overflowing thank God! I don’t know if it’s dedication or just blind luck. Either way it’s great. Wishing you some great Karma in whatever you’re working on now. Put a smile on your face – it’s all good. Go for it.
JoAnne Kalish has an extremely small ego and a great talent. If you sipped a cup of tea, had a glass of Chardonnay, or had a Jack Daniels on the rocks with JoAnne, she would not tell you that she was the first woman hired by Sports Illustrated. She wouldn’t tell you that she was the first woman at the Indianapolis 500 or the first female photographer in the NHL penalty box. And the list goes on and on and on. To be honest, when I think of JoAnne I never think of her in terms of a woman photographer, just one hell of a great photographer. If you want to have a really good time and see some great art, the DiMaggio/Kalish/ Wheeler “Crossing the Line” show opens at the White Gallery in Lakeville, CT. (http://www.thewhitegalleryart.com on Friday, July 29th and runs to September 7th with Artists’ reception on Saturday July 30th .
“JoAnne Kalish a professional photographer since the age of 18, JoAnne was the first woman photographer hired by “Sports Illustrated.” She was the only photographer at the Long Beach Grand Prix, who got the famous near shunt involving Mario Andretti and James Hunt at the start of the race. The photo was featured on the cover of SPORT ILLUSTRATED’s “Year in Photos” and was used as a double page spread for the coffee-table book “Andretti.” JoAnne has worked for numerous national and international publications, as well as doing advertising and corporate work. Her specialties are portraiture, beauty and sensuality. She is most recently known for her iconic portrait of Artist Will Barnet which is now in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art’s portrait section in Washington D.C. Her work is featured in many private and public collections.”