It is with pride and honor that I announce the acceptance of several of my images into the Loan and General Collections of Professional Photographers of America's 2014 International Photographic Competition. Select images will be on display at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee Feb. 1-3, 2015. This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers.
|Accepted into the Esteemed 2014 Loan Collection of PPA - Titled "Icy Stare"|
|Accepted into the 2014 General Collection of PPA - Titled "Never Too Young"|
|Accepted into the 2014 General Collection of PPA - Titled "Gentle Cascades"|
A panel of 45 eminent jurors from across the US selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total submitted entries. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection and 918 (roughly 18 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 "Icy Stare" image above will be in the International Photographic Exhibition alongside other top photographic works from the competition and traveling and special invitational displays. These images constitute one of the world's largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof.
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 more than 27,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. I am a proud member of that 27,000!