These are my entries for the PPOC-BC Salon 2014:
The first image, Rail Geometry, was accepted in the Architecture category.
The second image, Identity, is a photo transfer onto acrylic and it received a Merit award in the Experimental category. I think it's an interesting conversation to have about what is a photograph, and it was questioned here. The image of the woman in hijab is actually as shot in camera, although it was hypothesized by a judge that it was an airbrushed image using photoshop. I felt it was appropriately placed in the Experimental category.
The next one, Silk Road Tales, at the Beijing Opera, was awarded a Merit. I really love this image that I took with the Fuji X100S with the wide angle extension.
The final one, White Stallions, received an Excellence award and went on to win the "Best in Class", fine art trophy. In my opinion this image is even more rightly questioned as a photograph as the original image has been entirely painted over.
So I'm happy to hang all four images again! However, if I were to enter again I would plan to work within the editorial and press categories and I'll work on getting more art gallery shows for my fine art work.
2014 Professional Photographers of Canada - BC Annual Provincial Image Competition
Kerri-Jo Stewart, a professional photographer from Richmond, BC, was one of the Finalists for the prestigious 2014 PPOC-BC ‘Photographer of the Year’ Award.
She won the Best in Class award for her image ‘Braided’ in the Fine Art class, and also received Honourable Mention in the Unclassified Class for her image ‘Identity’.
Kerri-Jo had 4 images accepted, including an Excellence and two Merit awards, and exhibited in the Provincial Image Salon, that was judged by a panel of master photographers from across the province. Acceptance into the salon is an indication of the makers’ ability to produce outstanding images for their clientele. It also earns the maker merits toward several designations offered to PPOC-BC members, including the prestigious PPOC-BC Fellowship designation.
The competition features entries from across the province in twenty different classes, including press, portrait, architecture and fashion.
The Professional Photographers of Canada is a diversified group of creative artists dedicated to the highest standards in professional imaging. It seeks to qualify and support photographers to become industry leaders. It was formed by commercial and press photographers in Ontario in 1946 as the Commercial and Press Photographers Association of Canada (CAPPAC) and was renamed the Professional Photographers of Canada Inc (PPOC) in 1962 to reflect its nationwide membership.