The Professional Photographers of America (PPA) (www.ppa.com) has announced that the images for its 2009 General Exhibit and Loan Collection have been chosen. From a field of over 4,300 entries, a team of jurors selected almost 1,700 images for the General Exhibit. From that group, just over 500 images were chosen for the prestigious Loan Collection, an annual compilation of what is considered to be the highest quality work from around the world.
Loan Collection images are published each year in the Loan Collection commemorative book. A second book, “Showcase,” published by Marathon Press, features 200 images selected from the General Exhibit.
Both collections will be on display in January at PPA’s Imaging USA, one of the photographic industry’s largest annual tradeshows and educational events, held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. The gallery will be open to the public and admission is free. Loan Collection images are also on display throughout the year at PPA headquarters in Atlanta, and various events worldwide.