Diamond Photographer of the Year 2016 - Professional Photographers of America / by Barbara Breitsameter

Chicago Illinois – Barbara Breitsameter of Poppyblue Photography in Long Grove, Illinois was named a Diamond Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2015 International Photographic Competition. Breitsameter's work was on display at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 10-12, 2016. This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations

A panel of 43 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,200 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 2,100 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,085 (roughly 21 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. Breitsameter was named a Diamond Medalist, meaning that all four of her merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2015, She was one of only 35 Diamond Photographers of the Year.

About PPA: 
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.

Contact: Barbara Breitsameter
847-989-6591
barbara@poppybluephoto.com

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