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Zsuzsanna Luciano Photographer Named Silver Medalist at International Photographic Competition
Zsuzsanna Luciano of Luciano Photography is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography
Matawan, New Jersey – Zsuzsanna Luciano of Luciano Photography in Matawan, NJ was named a Silver Medalist during Professional Photographers of America’s 2022 International Photographic Competition.
Luciano’s work will be on display at the upcoming Imaging USA, held January 22-24, 2023 in Nashville, TN. Imaging USA is one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.
A panel of 36 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from over 5,000 total submitted entries at PPA headquarters in Atlanta. Judged against a standard of excellence, 1,926 images were selected for the Merit Collection and 1,225 (roughly 24 percent) were selected for the esteemed Imaging Excellence Collection—the best of the best. The Imaging Excellence Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated ” Excellence Collection” book by Marathon Press.
The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor—acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions, and other photography events. Luciano was named a Silver Medalist, meaning that one of their four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2022, they were one of only 81 Silver Medalists.
Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 30,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.
Raising rising conciseness
I love the taste of Nutella… My whole family loves Nutella… My 11 year old son loves Nutella too.
But today he came to understand that our actions have consequences.
So from today he gave up his Nutella, Kinder and KitKat and whatever else has palm oil.
We had a wonderful day at the Tampa Lowry Zoo. He loves to learn about the animals, he starting to understand the difference between vulnerable or critically endangered species.
I thought every monkey was a monkey.
But my son told me that the ones that don’t have a tail are called apes. And the ones with the tail are monkeys.
I know I have a lot to learn😇
I am always taken by the eyes of the orangutans. It’s like they are telling me something or feeling sad…
As we approached the area where these apes are living my eyes got caught on a sign.
…wild orangutans will be extinct by 2020 because of the habitat loss…That is less than three years from now…
Than I looked back at the mother and the baby and the fact that they will never roam free in a rainforest and they will be forever confined to that small area…I started crying. My son cried with me too.
He asked me -“how is palm oil killing these beautiful creatures? Are they eating it?”
I looked at him. He is so innocent…
I told him – “No my love, they aren’t eating the oil. People are cutting down the rainforest that is their habitat and planting palm trees instead to make palm oil.
Palm oil is a very cheap food and cosmetic additive and people and industries are making a lots of money of it.”
– “I will never eating palm oil anymore!” – he told me.
Than we hugged and cried and hugged even more…
As I looked at the baby orangutan I wished I could change the world.
But maybe we can…
…One Nutella at the time…
PPA Loan Collection 2015
Local Photographer’s Work goes to International Exhibition
Zsuzsanna Luciano of Luciano Photography is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.
Matawan, NJ December 3, 2015— A photograph created by Zsuzsanna Luciano of Luciano Photography in Matawan has recently been accepted into the Loan Collection of Professional Photographers of America’s 2015 International Photographic Competition. Luciano’s work will be on display at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia Jan. 10-12, 2016. 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 more than 5,000 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 2,100 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,085 (roughly 21 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 “Eternal Serenade” Luciano’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.
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 that date back to 1869. It assists more than 28,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at ppa.com.