Normal, Illinois Photographer Named Bronze Medalist at International Photographic Competition
Angel Sallade of Angel Sallade Pet Photography is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.
Normal, Illinois – Angel Sallade of Angel Sallade Pet Photography in Normal, Illinois was named a Bronze Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2017 International Photographic Competition. Sallade's work will be on display at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Jan. 14-16, 2018. This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers.
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.
The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Sallade was named a Bronze Medalist by earning a merit—a mark of quality and honor—for each of the four images included in her entry case to the International Photographic Competition. This is the most prestigious competition of its kind, where images are judged based on a standard of artistic excellence, not against each other. In 2017, she was one of only 152 Bronze Medalists.
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From Angel: Thank you to my mentor Barbara for your guidance my first year. I will always owe you so much for your support and friendship. To my family and clients for your support again this year through competition season.
The sole reason I compete is to learn and grow as a photographer for my clients. I am thrilled to have accomplished so much in these two years of competition. I medaled for my second year and have 3 out of 4 of my images make the Showcase Book at International Photographic Competition along side so many of my peers and fellow pet photographers. At North Central Districts, my image of Ivy the horse- "Majestic Beauty" took First Place Animal Portrait and I also managed to place in the top ten cased. I have to say all in all it's been a pretty great print competition year. I am looking forward to what the rest of 2017 holds for us and what 2018 print competition has in store. I'm looking forward to taking my judges critiques and applying that knowledge towards next years case.
Thank you again for your continued support,