Better late than never...
Local Photographer's Work Goes to International Exhibition
I am happy to announce my recent award received this summer in the Professional Photographers of America’s 2017 International Photographic Competition.
A panel of 33 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,800 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, 2,660 images were selected for the General Collection and 644 (roughly 11 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection—the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated "Loan Collection" book and over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the "Showcase" book by Marathon Press. (My image below will be in the "Showcase" book)Each year photographers from around the world enter images to be judged. Many will shoot images specifically for this competition, however, I choose to enter images that were created during my third world travels on personal projects. These images are some of the most challenging portraits I have ever created and to receive recognition for this work is of great personal meaning to me.
The image scores a Merit in the General Collection, however, the outfit took away from the image. This image was created spontaneously in a small village in Granada Nicaragua, just a slice of time that I encountered. Yes, the clothing may be distracting..but it is the epitome of the decisive moment. I do not pose nor am I creating a scene for my photojournalistic portraits. So no “loan” collection here for me…but I will take it as it is an image I am very proud of nonetheless.
The search for new competition images will commence soon as SEPPA, Southeast District Photographic Competiton, the precursor to IPC is right around the corner...I will keep trying for a Loan this year and gain credits towards my Masters of Photography Degree with the PPA.
100 - 95: Exceptional
94 - 90: Superior
89 - 85: Excellent84 - 80: Deserving of a Merit79 - 75: Above Average74 - 70: Average69 - 65: Below Exhibition Standards
About PPA: Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots that date back to 1869. It assists 30,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at ppa.com