Dan Francis Photography 2022 in Review
Looking back at this year (2022) of photographs is always a great reminder of where I started at the beginning of the year and where I ended up. some sessions seemed like so long ago, yet others seemed it was just yesterday. (snow images Jan-March and Nov-Dec will do that.)
I started with a visit to the Nation's capital to give a 3hr talk about Architecture photography at ImagingUSA. It was my first talk at ImagingUSA and I decided to break through my introvert-ness and return to teaching because I hoped to bring excitement to others and hopefully when I return to Imaging in 2023/2024 I'll be able to go to some talks about Architecture photography, something that I feel is lacking at PPA. I also received my Imaging Excellence award and a GIA nomination for my architecture images I created in Minneapolis, MN.
This year I also was able to work with multiple firms in Minneapolis, MN and worked on projects in both states with them. I hope to 2023 brings me some unique projects as that is where my creativity flows.
- Presented a 4hr talk about Architecture and Interior Design photography
at the International Photography Convention in National Harbor, MD
- Received my Imaging Excellence medallion (It took 11yrs to earn it)
- GIA nominee for an Architecture image
- People’s Choice Nominee for my Portfolio in the 2022 Loop Design Awards
- Had an image published titled: “100 photos that tell powerful stories about Architecture in 2022”
- 9 out of 12 monthly covers chosen for the Midwest Nest Magazine showcasing local Interior Design and Architecture
Here is a quick video of my images I created in 2022:
2022 IPC through PPA
This week the PPA (Professional Photographers of America est. 1868) put on their annual International photo competition. This year I entered my first Album which involved the ground breaking to its completion of a 18 story building in the heart of Downtown Fargo. The building was designed by SOM and built by McGough Construction right here in Fargo, ND. It has a upscale restaurant and bar on the ground level called Rosewild along with clothing and jewelry also available in commercial sections along the street. The next level above is the HQ of Fargo based company RDO. The next levels up is where the event space and hotel reside until the top two floors are for multimillion dollar condos with views of Fargo-Moorhead.
Here is the album as a pdf and I will hear later this year if it has made the GIA list of Best of the Best in the competition. (think of it as an Academy Award in the photography world)
First half of 2022 awards and nominations
"100 Photos that tell powerful stories about Architecture in 2022"
The Architecture portfolio of Dan FrancisA series of my favorite images into one collection for Loop Design Awards.
Part 3 coming in September dealing with PPA's International Photographic competition being held in Atlanta, GA.
Talking about Downtown Fargo with the kilbourne Group
Here is a video that my 10 yr client: Kilbourne Group out of Fargo, ND.
Imaging USA 2022
After the presentation I was able to visit parts of DC with the family. And on Monday was able to attend the award ceremony for PPA where I was awarded the Image Excellence award which means that since I started to compete with my images I've been able to reach 13 Image excellence (previously called "loans")
Thanks to PPA for keeping ImagingUSA going throughout this crazy time of the year.
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