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)
"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.
Here is a video that my 10 yr client: Kilbourne Group out of Fargo, ND.
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.
This will be great as I know everybody that is there, is first... Interested in what I have to talk about which makes it easier to know that their eyes and ears will be open to know more about this great craft.
Speaking at ImagingUSA is a huge deal, as previous years there has been around 10,000 photographers coming together to learn; while this year will most likely be a bit less; it's still going to be a great event. I'll also be up for a GIA (Grand Image Award) for one of my Minneapolis Architecture images and I will also be walking across the stage for my Image Excellence award which is a 11 year accomplishment.
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