IPC Elects Three New Board Members Who Bring New Perspectives to NGO

IPC Elects Three New Board Members Who Bring New Perspectives to NGO


New York, NY—The International Photographic Council (IPC), a non-governmental organization of the United Nations, elected three new members to its board.

“We are delighted with the election of Dan Kinsley from Hewlett-Packard, Manny Parks from Pro Imaging Photo, and Steve Sheanin from WPPI/Rangefinder to the IPC board,” said James Chung, IPC’s president. “These industry leaders bring years of experience and a different perspective to IPC. We thank them in advance for the valuable contributions they will bring to our group.”

Dan Kinsley is vice president of Sales for Hewlett-Packard’s Retail Publishing business in the Americas. He is a longtime industry veteran with over 35 years of experience in the photo business. As part of HP’s core value proposition, he represents its online properties (Snapfish, MarketSplash and Youneek) in conversations with retailers. Prior to joining HP, Kinsley was vice president of Sales and Marketing for Agfa Corporation, where he spent 19 years. He has also worked for Copal, Noritsu America, Hope Industries, ColorCraft, and Berkey Film.

Manny Parks is president of Pro Image Photo, an imaging and printing specialty retailer with three New York locations that cater to all levels of photographers and graphic users—from soccer moms to museums and art companies. Before he started the retail business in 1996, he was a national distributor of commercial photographic equipment, such as Agfa minilabs, Kodak Digital Science products and Polaroid photocopiers.

Steve Sheanin is president and CEO of Rangefinder Publishing, a California company that publishes Rangefinder and AfterCapture magazines, and he operates Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). Sheanin has been in the photography industry since he joined the company in February 1970. He is also a member of the advisory board of Hallmark School of Photography and of the Cameracraftsmen of America.

Hewlett-Packard Company has also joined IPC as a corporate member.

The International Photographic Council (IPC) is a multinational, nonprofit, non-governmental organization of the United Nations, composed of representatives from every major sector of the photographic industry. Founded in 1974, it is dedicated to increasing worldwide recognition of photography as a universal means of communication through the adoption of the motto “Peace through Understanding, Understanding through Photography, the Universal Language.” ipc-un-ngo.org