Visual Connections Chicago 2012

Where Chicago, United States
Date Thursday, April 26, 2012
Venue Chicago Cultural Center
Address 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602 (map)


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After a three year absence from Chicago, we returned to the beautiful Cultural Center. Despite the marked downsizing of our industry since 2008, we were delighted by the enthusiasm of everyone who came, and the liveliness of the Q&A session, which covered a wide range of important topics, including copyright, licensing, fair use and more. Special thanks must go to Johnér and BIOSPHOTO for traveling over from Europe.

The market sector breakdown of buyers registering for this event is as follows:

Breakdown by market sector

Prize winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the sponsored prize drawing:

Prize Winner
Lytro 8GB camera
Cynthia Della-Rovere, Capstone/Heinemann Raintree Publishing
American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP)
One Year ASPP Membership
Rebecca Gizicki, Publications International, Ltd.
Condé Nast Collection
Framed Art Print
Sundee Koffarnus, Penton Media
Danita Delimont Stock Photography
$300 Amazon Gift Card
Don Middlebrook, United Airlines
3 Month Subscription to Depositphotos Worth $460
Ken Pagni, Northwestern University Publications
3 Month Premium Subscription - $624 value!
Wendy Miranda, Ryan Partnership
Grant Heilman Photography, Inc
Wacom Intuos5 Pen Tablet
Char Eisner, Leo Burnett
Johnér Images
Bruno Ehr photo book and Bo Nilsson lithograph
Dianna Rose, Creative
Media Bakery
Polaroid 300 Instant Film Camera, Film, and $100 Visa Gift Card
Rebecca Wittmuss, Feldman & Associates, Inc.
Mother Image
Apple iPod Touch
Kim Tanner, Zondervan
National Geographic Creative
National Geographic framed print and photography books
Traci Filut, Euro RSCG Chicago
Panoramic Images
Stretched Canvas Panoramic Print
Stacy Sweat, Stacy Sweat Designs
Event photo

© Elena Flanagan-Eister, DepositPhotos

Meet new image suppliers that could potentially meet some our specific special needs was very important to us. Pacasearch and Tineye demonstrations were very informative. It was wonderful to meet or reconnect in person with our current suppliers.
— Tina Sillman, Thomas P. Gohagan & Co.
The combination of education and meeting suppliers was great. The food was really good too.
— Kim Tanner, Zondervan
Q & A session was informative. Talking to image suppliers was eye opening and very useful.
— Kim Walton, Walton Image Supply