By Sulz, Dave on May 16, 2019.
Lethbridge photographer Jackie Standing recently had three images selected for inclusion in a national exhibition celebrating the best of Canadian professional photography.
Standing’s image titled “Will Not Yield” was chosen for inclusion in the prestigious Professional Photographers of Canada’s 2019 Loan Collection. As well, the image was chosen for a Judge’s Choice award.
A panel of master photographers judged the best works submitted by professional photographers from across Canada and accepted a selection of outstanding images into the 2019 National Image Salon of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). The salon was exhibited the week of April 29 during the International Photo Conference, the annual conference of the PPOC held this year in MontrŽal.
In addition to demonstrating the makers’ ability to make outstanding images for their clientele, inclusion into the salon earns the maker merits toward several designations offered to PPOC members, including the prestigious Craftsman of Photographic Arts and Master of Photographic Arts. Standing received the Craftsman of Photographic Arts designation. The competition features entries from across Canada in 21 different classes, including press, portrait, architecture and fashion.
“Photographers must show extraordinary talent to win an award among such illustrious company,” Charles van den Ouden, MPA, chair of the National Exhibition Committee, said in a news release. “We were thrilled to see so many inspiring entries in the competition this year. The salon images clearly demonstrate the exceptional skill and quality that professionals bring to the medium of photography.”