SPONSORS & PARTNERSThank you to this year's sponsors and partners:
JPMorgan Chase is one of the oldest financial institutions in the United States serving millions of consumers and businesses. They are a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity.
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) creates projects that increase economic development in the Chinatown International District while promoting its rich heritage and multi-ethnic culture. As a community developer, they work closely with residents and businesses to meet our community’s broad range of needs.
Photo Center Northwest
With the mission to strengthen the community by elevating the art and appreciation of photography, the Photo Center offers classes and workshops in photography, provide diverse public programming including lectures, youth workshops, and gallery exhibitions, and provide a home to hundreds of emerging photographers every quarter.
Photo Elan is a wedding, fashion, and portrait boutique photography studio located in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. It is owned by Brian and Jennifer Hartman, a husband and wife team who turned what they love to do into their life’s work. They travel worldwide with their services, have been featured in Elle and Seattle Bride, and their wedding photography has been voted the “best of weddings”. Brian and Jennifer are also passing on their passion through photography workshops; from iPhone users to advanced photographers, they offer valuable guidance. Visit their website to find out how you can take advantage of their expertise!
Founded only in 2009, Bumblejax has already become a Seattle favorite for modern photo display techniques. Their team of passionate, experienced professionals specializes in “handcrafting digital images into gallery quality wall art”, using unique, non-traditional materials such as acrylics, bamboo, and aluminum. Regardless of your background, Bumblejax is ready to transform your photo into a beautiful display piece that both you and they can be proud of. Ready to make art? Check them out at bumblejax.com!
Color One Photo
Color One is a specializer in large format photo printing and has been independently owned for over 40 years. They pride themselves on exceptional quality and impeccable turnaround time for orders. Need anything from 8x10 art prints to gallery size canvases? Their online ordering options are easy to navigate and their small team of experts, dedicated to customer satisfaction, efficiently comes together with their individual specialties in delivering a beautiful product.
As a local photo equipment retailer and full service photo lab that has been in business for almost 50 years, Omega Photo prides itself on “providing quality merchandise and outstanding customer service”. They offer a wide selection of photography equipment and accessories, a full service customer processing lab, and even courses and workshops. From cameras for sale to camera repair, photo restoration to passport photos, simple prints to video transfer, Omega Photo could easily become your one-stop shop. For more information on their services, visit omegaphoto.biz.
MoonPhoto started out doing black-and-white prints over 34 years ago and their quality work has allowed them to expand to scanning, retouching, and color printing. However, they still specialize in black and white photo printing – doing it by hand – on fiber and resin. They believe that traditional black and white film photography is special and worthy of preserving; they also offer photo restorations and printing on archival printing among their many other services.
First to bring online imagery licensing to the photography industry, the founders of Getty Images, Mark Getty and Jonathan Klein, were pioneers in “bringing the [then] fragmented stock photography businesses to the digital age.” They are the leading provider of digital media worldwide, creating and distributing a range of assets – from royalty-free stock photography and editorial images to video, music, and multimedia – that help communicators around the globe tell their stories. Committed to providing today’s influencers with “the tools to create inspiring work of their own”, Getty Images has also passionately taken up the challenge to effect community change through imagery.
Alan Alabastro is Photographer and Owner of Alabastro Photography, an events, performance and commercial photography company specializing in arts, culture and entertainment. His clients include Seattle Opera, Pacific NW Ballet, World Affairs Council, Los Angeles Guitar Festival, Tulalip Resort & Casino and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
KOBO is an artisan gallery featuring Japanese and Northwest fine crafts in both traditional and contemporary forms, including those from small studio artisans from the U.S. and abroad. They have two locations, one in Capitol Hill and one in the former Higo variety store in the International District. While KOBO at Capitol Hill “hopes to provide a hint of inspiration, respite and a reminder of the human hands that go into making the things we surround ourselves with”, KOBO at Higo engages visitors with historical treasure finds. Experience the uniqueness of both locations!
Celebrating photography since 1935, Glazer’s Camera is your source for all things photographic – from cameras and accessories to lighting and grip. They offer all sorts of equipment for Photo, Video and Lighting, not to mention classes on things like “Lighting for HD SLR Video”. Glazer’s Camera is the perfect stop if you’re looking for used gear or rentals. Check out their main store at 430 8th Ave N in South Lake Union and online at glazerscamera.com.
Founded in 1983, Panda Lab is unique in the world of photo publishing, for it has preserved traditional printing while enthusiastically embracing state-of-the-art digital technology. In bringing once withered away images back to life, their restorations play the role of evidence for what commitment to photographic history teamed up with expertise that only comes from decades of fine-tuned photo-imaging skills, can accomplish. But most of all, it is their joy in creating art from any camera, and their passion in “helping artists realize creative expression and memories” that sets part this local landmark. Their work has been showcased worldwide, appearing in museums, publications, digital screens, and last but not least, family scrapbooks. It is therefore fitting that Panda Lab has been hailed “Seattle’s Choice for Professional Photographers.”
Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
The Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival is held on the last weekend of April annually. It was the first and is the longest running ethnic festival produced by the Seattle Center. The festival was created to commemorate the gift of 1000 cherry trees from the Japanese Prime Minister Takeo Miki. Now its purpose is to celebrate and promote the ties between Japanese culture and its surrounding communities through live performances of traditional dance and music, martial arts, lectures, exhibits, and hands-on activities.