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Interview with Dorte Verner

By Mary Ongwen On a cool Monday afternoon, the MC building gives the impression that staff are either on leave or shaking off Monday blues. Not so for Dorte. I walk into her office and she’s in the middle of compiling a report while connected with staff in different time zones. I promise to keep the interview brief. Dorte Verner is Lead Agricultural Economist with the World Bank in the Food and Agriculture Global Practice (GFA). She is also a brilliant photographer and a member of the IMF/World Bank International Photographic Society Club (IPS). Most recently Dorte’s photo of a Moken fisher man won the most popular photo entry for…

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Welcome to the 2017/2018 season!

Dear IPS Members, Welcome to the 2017/2018 season (our 51st)!  Please read on for announcements covering the new season and current/upcoming events: 1. 2017/2018 membership renewal If you plan to stay in the club during the 2017/2018 season and to remain eligible to participate in monthly competitions, please submit your membership form/check by September 20, 2017. The membership form, along with the $40 annual fee (payable by personal check, certified check or money order made out to “IPS”) can be: Sent to Bermet by regular or interoffice mail (WB MSN MC10-1020), or Dropped off in person in Bermet’s office (WB MC10-548), or Brought to the September 20th meeting. If you are IMF staff,…

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2017 Annual Exhibition Winners

Place Diamonds2 by Peter Allum Notes from the judges:  Place Angle3 by Igor Rykov Notes from the judges:  Place Comfortable Now? by Simon Bradbury Notes from the judges:  Honorable Mentions: Prashant Tanavade, My Time Simon Bradbury, Girl with Bagpipes Benoit Catzaras, At a Crossroads Manuella Palmioli, Souvenirs Fred Cochard, Nantes Lines and Stripes Alex Culiuc, Empty Handed…

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World Bank Art Program Exhibits IPS Images

The World Bank Art Program and the International Photographic Society exhibited a selection of images from the IPS Annual Photography Exhibition. The photographs represent a selection out of 130 images, by the winning photographers of the monthly competitions, during the 2016/2017 IPS season. Six of the photographs presented won an Honorable Mention Award at the 47th Annual IPS Exhibition. The exhibition is on view through September 2017 in the Preston Lounge.  

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Interview with Dorte Verner

On a cool Monday afternoon, the MC building gives the impression that staff are either on leave or shaking off Monday blues. Not so for Dorte. I walk into her office and she’s in the middle of compiling a report while connected with staff in different time zones. I promise to keep the interview brief. Dorte Verner is Lead Agricultural Economist with the World Bank in the Food and Agriculture Global Practice (GFA). She is also a brilliant photographer and a member of the IMF/World Bank International Photographic Society Club (IPS). Most recently Dorte’s photo of a Moken fisher man won the most popular photo entry for the Nikon Photo…

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September Speaker: Kyle Myles

Kyle Myles is a freelance photographer based in the Washington, D.C. area. He is a self taught photographer who began photographing in 2012. Working primarily in black and white, his work focuses on family, friends and his daily surroundings.        

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May 2017 – Winning Images

EIC Competition Theme: Ageing Group A First : Dorte Vener, Moroccan Second  :   Manuella Lea Palmioli, Elijah Nature Man Third  :   Dorte Vener, Turkana HM: Jean Boyd, Barber’s Customer Emine Gurgen, Vietnam Flash Back Kolbrun Kristjansdottir, Underwood Manuel Morquecho, You are looking at me!! Shannon Turkewitz, Guitar Cowboy Group B First : David Cieslikowski,…

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March 2017 – Winning Images

  EIC Competition Theme: Simple Group A First : Jean Boyd, Blue Morning Second  :   Shannon Turkewitz, Kaikoura Third  :   Shannon Turkewitz, Soccer Fan HM: Fred Cochard, Blind Light Fred Cochard, Lens Drops Barbara Mierau-Klein, The Blue Flower Igor Rykov, Flight Dorte Verner, girl and her toy Group B First : Kelvin Dalrymple, In…

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February 2017: Winning Images

  Print Competition Theme: Open Group A First : Dorte Verner – Moken Children, Myanmar Second  :   Manuel Morquecho – I miss you Third  :   Barbara Mierau-Klein – Ice on the Beach HM: Dorte Verner – Naga Woman, Myanmar Group B First : Benoit Catzaras – Brooklyn Flea Second : Rama George – Italian…

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February Recap: Guest Speaker Rebecca Drobis

Our guest photographer and judge was Rebecca Drobis. Rebecca, a commercial photographer and a born-and-bred Washingtonian presented her work that focuses on the following thematic areas: health, education, kids/young adults, family and portraits. She  showed a special video entitled “The Ice Cream Man” shot while doing a photo project on the Montana’s Blackfeet Reservation. Rebecca first travelled there at the invitation of a friend who grew up nearby. That trip turned into a multi-year, multi-media art project that documents  – from one year to the next  – the life of the Blackfeet Reservation community of 7,000 residents with a staggering 69% unemployment rate. The video is a story of a…

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