For Immediate Release:
San Diego Photographer’s Work Earns Silver Medal in International Exhibition
San Diego, California 8/4/2016—Four images created by Kim Kuhlman of All Creatures Photography in San Diego have been accepted into the General Collection of Professional Photographers of America’s 2016 International Photographic Competition (IPC). One of her images was also accepted into the prestigious Loan Collection, making her a 2016 IPC Silver Medalist. Kuhlman’s work will be on display at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, Jan. 8-10, 2017. This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers.
A panel of 46 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,700 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 2,428 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,007 (less than 18%) 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 IPC medals are determined by how many of a photographer’s four images receive the highest possible honor, acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection. This collection is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Kuhlman was named a 2016 IPC Silver Medalist by earning a merit — a mark of quality and honor — for each of her four images entered in the International Photographic Competition, plus one image “going loan.” The IPC is the most prestigious competition of its kind where images are judged against a standard of technical and artistic excellence, the “Twelve Elements of a Merit Image.”
Titled “Say What?,” “Standing Tall,” “All the Better to Hear You With,” and “Did You Say Forever Home?,” Kuhlman’s photographs will be in the International Photographic Exhibition alongside other top photographic works from the competition and traveling and special invitational displays. These images constitute one of the world’s largest annual exhibits of professional photography gathered simultaneously under one roof. All four photographs were made last year during Kuhlman’s work with the Bryan Animal Center, the shelter for the City of Bryan, Texas.
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Contact: Kim Kuhlman