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Carol L. Fowler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/7/2008
 

AnnaMolaPhoto email


Anyone else out there receive an email through BP from Anna Mola Photo about participating in an art show in Italy? Sounds like a blast email as I don't recognize the name. Legit? I'm just suspicious that it's a con wanting money to send in a photo. But there IS a photo web site with the address provided in the email.


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1/13/2016 8:12:17 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Carol, that sounds rather suspicious. Did she say anything about "your" photos, or that she liked them, or anything to personalize the e-mail? I would be leery.


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1/14/2016 4:00:35 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/7/2008
  It sounds personalized. Lack of responses in BP sounds like it wasn't sent to everyone. And since she is in Italy, she may have some across my photos because I have previously sold to a British magazine. Email said:

Dear Carol,
I'm an independent critic and art organizer. I've seen your picture here, finding it projects very interesting. I'd like to collaborate with you. Now I'm organizing a group show in Venice, about the issue "home". Please write to annamolaphoto@gmail.com to receive the compete open call. Best regards Anna Mola http://annamola.wordpress.com

I still think it would be risky to print and frame a photo and ship to unknown source in Europe and probably send in a gallery fee.


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1/14/2016 9:38:45 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  Carol, then it's up to you...trust your intuition. Contact her and find out about the details. But if she asks you for money, then that should be a flag. Just have your eyes open.


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1/14/2016 8:07:20 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/7/2008
  Thanks for your input, Ken.


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1/15/2016 2:10:40 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Looks like just somebody with a blog trying to put together a photo contest or show.
May be rinky-dink, but not necessarily a scam.


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1/31/2016 11:18:51 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/7/2008
  I think she is legit however she wanted a gallery fee and I was responsible for shipping and insuring art work. I declined.


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1/31/2016 6:16:01 PM

 
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