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Everything is Energy

Images from the Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) Mentoring Program

The portfolio section of the ASMP Bulletin’s Fall 2011 issue featured selected images from the second annual Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) international mentoring program, which offered emerging photographers the ability to work with successful professionals to fine-tune their craft, create images for their portfolios, develop business skills and explore markets for their work.


Mentoring teams in 15 cities — covering the United States from Boston to San Diego, plus international teams in Bangkok, Beijing, Glasgow, Toronto and two in London — embraced the common conceptual theme Energy is Everything, to illustrate the many ways in which energy manifests itself in the world.


62 emerging photographers — two to eight per city — produced photo essays under the tutelage of 28 mentors, including ASMP members Margot Cheel and Lynne Damianos in Boston; Barbara Bordnick in New York; Stan Kaady in Atlanta; Dirk Fletcher in Chicago; Rocky Kneten and Sofia P. van der Dys in Houston; EJ Carr, Christopher Davies and Daniel Schrock in Denver; Jenna Close and Jon Held in San Diego; Shannon Fagan in China; Dennie Cody and DK Khattiya in Thailand.


This expanded Web site content contains project essays and additional images from each of the mentees featured in print. For further details about YPA’s mentoring program, visit