Panel Discussion: Mindy Veissid & Douglas Beasley

Mindy Veissid from the Art of Intuitive Photography and Douglas Beasley from Vision Quest Photo Workshops will get together on November 16th for a 2 hr panel discussion where they will talk about their unique approach and philosophy with photography. 

The panel discussion will be held in NYC at 2:30pm. Exact location will be provided upon reserving your seat.

The fee is Pay What You Wish with a suggested donation of $20 to reserve your seat as seating will be limited. 

Mindy Veissid is an award winning fine art photographer and creator/teacher of the Art of Intuitive Photography. Her approach to photography is based on a feeling rather than thinking approach in which she has learned to tap into her intuition to help guide her to a destination or subject. Teaching children, teens and adults, Mindy shares how to trust oneself and how to open up and become aware of and follow our intuitive nudges. Mindy feels that in order to get a photograph which emits a story or an emotion, it must be recognized and seen for the beauty it contains. Mindy ultimately prefers to experience photography rather than doing photography.Mindy has taught the Art of Intuitive Photography in institutions such as the New York Open Center in New York City, and the ViewFinder Center in Zurich, Switzerland. Mindy has also presented at the B&H Photo Event Space, and has been on NBC TV, and written about in BBC Capital. Mindy’s personal work has been shown in galleries and displayed in East Hampton, NY, East Sussex United Kingdom, Middlebury, Vermont, Cold Spring, NY, New York City, NY and has been printed in Sun Magazine. Before becoming an international fine art photographer in 2009, Mindy worked in the corporate world and lived in Luxembourg, and did her MBA and worked in Switzerland. Mindy currently resides in New York City. You can view her personal work at www.mindyveissid.com and her classes at www.artofintuitivephotography.com.

Douglas Beasley’s personal vision explores the spiritual aspects of people and place and is concerned with how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life. He hopes that his photographs act as prayer-like offerings and are meant as a departure point for the viewer’s own visual or spiritual journey.

After receiving a BFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he also studied Eastern Religions and Native American culture, he worked for several prominent commercial photo studios as a photo assistant and darkroom slave. Both helped him develop a appreciation for detail and technical proficiency but left him longing for artistic self-expression. He then opened his own studio in Minneapolis, MN emphasizing commercial and editorial fashion. As a strong feminist, he considers himself the world’s most unlikely fashion photographer. This evolved into shooting throughout the country for various advertising, educational, public service and non-profit clients. He currently works on fine-art based commercial projects around the world.

Much of his personal work is supported by grants and commissions and is widely exhibited and collected. In 2010 he had a permanent installation at the Castillo D’Albertis Cultural Museum on Sacred Places of North America. He has been published internationally and featured in numerous photo magazines such as Zoom, The Sun, B&W,PDN, Shots and PhotoVision. His first book Japan; A Nisei’s First Encounter, offers insight into his journey to his mother’s Japanese homeland. His most recent book Earth Meets Spirit was published by 5 Continents Editions of Milan, Italy and is distributed by Abrams.

As founder and director of Vision Quest Photo Workshops, Beasley provides workshops that emphasize personal expression and creative vision over the mechanics of camera use. He believes in helping each student find their own voice rather than making anonymous ‘pretty pictures’. His workshops are held at art and cultural centers across the US and in Ireland, Peru, Italy, Guatemala, Norway, Japan, and China as well as the Trade River Retreat Center, his cabin/retreat center in Northwest Wisconsin.

Doug continues to explore the notion of what is sacred in his photography and in his own life. He lives in a small passive solar home surrounded by trees in Saint Paul, MN and when not out traveling the world he can be found tending his Japanese gardens or enjoying a strong cup of coffee while listening to loud music. You can view Doug's personal work and workshops at www.douglasbeasley.com.