Image Makers with David H Wells and Bill Cramer

Mon 09th Nov, 2009 – Mon 09th Nov, 2009

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APA|NY Image Makers Lecture Series

APA|NY Image Makers Lecture Series
David H. Wells + Bill Cramer
Monday, November 9, 6:30-8 p.m.
Admission: Free (seating is limited)
*No Advance Registration is required
SoHo Apple Theater, 103 Prince St (between Mercer and Greene)

David H. Wells: It’s the Journey, not the Destination (but who doesn’t like a good destination shoot?)

David H. Wells ( is a freelance documentary photographer and photo-educator based in Providence, Rhode Island. He is affiliated with Aurora Photos ( and specializes in intercultural communications and the use of light and shadow to enhance visual narratives. He has received two Fulbright fellowships, a grant from Nikon/N.P.P.A. and fellowships from the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island Councils on the Arts.

His work has been show around the world in over fifty exhibitions and featured in one-person exhibits at Brown University, the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard University among others. The work has also been part of group exhibitions at the Houston FotoFest and the Visa pour l’Image Photojournalism Festival in Perpignan, France. Portfolios of his work have appeared in American Photography Four, Camera and Darkroom, Communication Arts Photography Annual, Graphics: The Human Condition, Photo District News, Photo Magazine, Photographers International and Zoom.

He has produced images for local, national and international clientele. Past assignments have been for Life Magazine, National Geographic Publications and the New York Times Magazine to name a few. He has produced 16 photo-essays for the award winning Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine. He has done work for corporations such as Consolidated Natural Gas and DuPont, as well as work for the Ford Foundation and the New Israel Foundation, among others. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP,) Creative Eye and the National Press Photographer’s Association.

He has taught workshops at the International Center for Photography in NYC and at the Maine Photographic Workshops. David has recently launched an online educational tool with video podcasts and other useful information for photographers. It is called “The Wells Point”, and the website is

Bill Cramer: An Obsessive-Compulsive’s Guide to Branding and Marketing

Bill Cramer is founder and CEO of Wonderful Machine, a web marketing portal dedicated to promoting commercial photographers to art buyers worldwide. He is also a successful photographer in his own right, specializing in environmental portraiture for clients such as Time, Forbes, Business Week, BBDO, Bauer Hockey, and Comcast.

After graduating from Penn State in 1985, Bill began his career as a freelance photojournalist, working for the Associated Press and The New York Times. He assisted many prominent photographers, including fashion photographer Steven Meisel. Over time, his interests grew to include portraiture, where he now concentrates his efforts. He has received a number of industry awards, and has been included in Communication Arts Photography Annual three times.

In 2007, Bill created Wonderful Machine as a “source book on steroids.” In addition to providing clients with a carefully chosen roster of photographers in every specialty, worldwide, Wonderful Machine actively promotes those photographers to art buyers using email campaigns, print mailers, magazine ads, phone calls, and portfolio reviews. Wonderful Machine has since grown to over 400 photographers in 50 cities around the U.S. and 50 countries around the world. And they were recently featured in Photo District News.

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