More great news this week from the International Photographic Competition which took place in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael Anthony Photography was awarded Diamond Photographer of the Year by the Professional Photographers of America. Diamond status is achieved in the IPC by being awarded 4 merits, and then having all 4 images be accepted to PPA’s annual loan collection. Last year, of the thousands of photographers that entered the competition, only 23 were awarded the Diamond in the photographic open. PPA’s IPC is the cream of the crop when it comes to photographic competitions. It’s one of the largest, and most respected in the world.
One of our images, “Reign” scored an exemplary 100, the highest score that can be achieved in competition……I am over the moon writing this, because this is an accomplishment that my team and I get to enjoy that is not ever realized by many……..Reign took a look of planning, and a lot of luck to execute on the day of the shoot in Iceland, it was our highest scoring print this year at WPPI, earning a silver distinction, Gold at One Eyeland, and placed at Shutterfest as well. Hard work and dedication really does pay off, and I feel like working towards these goals are a great team building exercise for my staff, and helps keep my skill set sharp, which will benefit our clients more than any other training I could possibly do.
Huge thank you to our friends at Evolve Edits for bringing our vision to life, and to Jonathan Penny for his artistry in printing….due to my schedule I wasn’t able to print these images myself this year, but he was able to get it done for me in short notice…..Hoping that I get to see them one day. Big, Big thank you to my friend and Mentor Sal Cincotta for his guidance and help keeping me on track……..and it goes without saying to thank my amazing wife Jennifer, who has been by my side since day one here……every image that I take is a collaborative effort between the two of us. Always a big thank you to our sponsors, Profoto USA, Sigma, and Magmod for giving us the tools we need to create.