Local Photographer Receives National Recognition
A photograph created by Mandy Hall of Mandy Hall Photography in Auburn, NE has recently been accepted into the general collection of Professional Photographers of America’s 2010 International Photographic Competition.
She was one of eleven Nebraska photographers to receive this honor. Hall’s work will be on display at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, January 16-18, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas. This exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention of professional photographers and several photographic associations.
A panel of over 50 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top images from more than 4,000 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, over 1,600 images were selected for the General Collection and just over 500 (12 percent) were selected for the esteemed Loan Collection –the best of the best. The Loan Collection images will be published in the much-anticipated “Loan Collection” book, and nearly 150 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press.
Titled Grandma’s Buggy, Hall’s entry will be in San Antonio alongside other photographic works from PPA’s photographic competition and traveling and special invitation displays. These images constitute the world’s largest exhibit of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof.
The subject of Grandma’s Buggy is Katelynn Moeller of Auburn, NE, daughter of Tami and Todd Moeller.
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) was established in 1880 and is an international non-profit association for professional photographers. PPA exists to assist its 22.000 members in achieving their professional, artistic and fraternal goals; to promote public awareness of the profession; and to advance the making of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a science and a visual recorder of history.