Local Photographer Wins National Prize

Four of Nancy Basmann’s work displayed at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Jan. 14-16, 2018, as part of International Photographic Exhibit.   Basmann on 15 Jan. received from the American Society of Photographers a Northeast District Medallion Award in honor of her award-w image “Addict”.

Basmann was named a Silver Medalist during Professional Photographers of America's 2017 International Photographic Competition. A panel of 33 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,800 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, 2,660 images were selected for the General Collection and 644 (roughly 11 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.  

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. Basmann was named a Silver Medalist, meaning that one of her four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. She was one of only 108 Silver Medalists.  She also has a portrait in the Showcase Collection.

Professional Photographers of America (PPA), which has 30,000 members, is the largest international nonprofit association created by professional photographers.

Basmann’s award-winning images appear on her website nancybasmann.com.


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