Friday, November 2, 2007

Shock & Awe

I entered a print competition in Utah this last weekend and did pretty alright. I entered the same competition last year with an organization I have been a part of called IPPA-Intermoutain Professional Photography Association. This group is part of PPA-Professional Photography Association that is nation wide and includes Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Utah.

Last year I won an award called "Rookie of the Year" that is awarded to the photographer with the highest accumulative score entering for the first time. Last Year I also won a 2nd place in the photojournalism division. I was honored and thought I would give the competition a second whirl this year....and I won 1st place in the photojournalism division and 3rd place in portrait of a bride division! I was excited about both but especially my 1st place, as I have a special place in my heart for all things documented.

As much as I've leaned from entering these past couple of years, I'm not sure if I will enter again. I really want to find a group I relate a little bit more with. Maybe a group focused more on documentary or photojournalism work....maybe work on a gallery show...any suggestions?

Here are the images I entered:

Engrossed- 1st Place

The Huntress- 3rd Place

Dan

Brooklyn Bound

4 comments:

Seymour Glass said...

i'm not at all surprised that you won, but i am surprised that Dan didn't do better. i think that's a really interesting photograph.

nikki said...

Congrats Rach! You really are amazing. I want to be like you when i grow up.

Rachel said...

poor poor dan. Thanks guys.

Kris Doman said...

You definitley gave the judges much to talk about, and evoked some pretty heated debate. That's almost cooler than the awards, I think! Way to make people question everything! You are TBPITW!