I was so excited when I was notified that this print, Powerful Serenity, had been accepted into the Loan Collection…a few years ago I didn’t even know what that meant, and I’m betting you don’t either…
There is an organization called the Professional Photographer’s Association [PPA] that every year hosts the International Print Competition. A panel of 46 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,700 total submitted entries in 2016. Judged against a standard of excellence, just under 2,500 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,030 (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.
This is the most prestigious competition of its kind, where images are judged based on a standard of artistic excellence, not against each other.
I share a bit more about the heartwarming feedback I received from two of the judge in the Cheers section of my site…
This image, and more, are available for sale.
You can find them in the Fine Art section of my site, and more info on my Home page about ordering any of the images that touch you. Bottom line, once you’ve decided which ones you want to purchase, tag me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss…Each image will look its best prepared in certain ways: canvas, fine art print, canvas, acrylic, etc. Let’s have fun together creating your own personal art piece!
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international nonprofit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA’s roots date back to 1869. It assists more than 28,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at PPA.com.
Powerful Serenity and Gypsy Dancer [my other Loan Collection image] will be on display at the International Photographic Exhibition at Imaging USA, held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations.
A special thanks to Ed for allowing me to share with you his gorgeous Quarter Horse mare, Sierra…