Local Photographer’s Work Goes to International Exhibition


Lucy Menshov of Camelia Portrait Studio is honored by peers and jurors

for high-quality portrait photography.


Woodland Park, New Jersey 09/15/2013— a photographic portrait created by Lucy Menshov of Camelia Portraits has recently been accepted into the Loan Collection of Professional Photographers of America's 2013 International Photographic Competition. Lucy's work will be on display at the Phoenix Convention Center January 12-14, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz. This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations.


A panel of 43 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection and 682 (roughly 7 percent) 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.


Titled "Girl with a Flower", Lucy Menshov's photograph 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.


About  PPA:

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots back to 1869. It has never stopped growing and looking for new ways to assist its now 26,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success in the industry.  See why photographers love PPA at http://www.ppa.com.

The following images earned PPA merit award

Old Fashioned

Wedding Bouquet




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