Gold Medalist at International Photographic Competition

Gold Medalist at International Photographic Competition

I feel honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography

I am extremely grateful and humbled to have earned a Gold Medal, which means I earned 4-Merits and 2-Loans, at the International Photographic Competition.

For me, this accomplishment is about the friendships and people who have joined me in this journey of ups and downs, of learning and growing, and of not giving up. I never thought that at this stage of my life I would be having so many goals but this industry, my mentors, the judges, my photography group, my friends, my clients, and my family, have been my source of support and inspiration. 

Thank you to each one of those who have been part of my journey because being surrounded by you has made me a better photographer, a better businesswoman, a better mom, a better friend, and a better human being. I cannot wait to keep growing and continuing to find new ways to express myself through my lens with you all by my side.
 
There is so much to do! Let’s keep it up! Let’s do it!

Press Release:

Allen, TX – Fujiko Yamamoto in Allen, TX was named a Gold Medalist during Professional Photographers of America’s 2020 International Photographic Competition. Yamamoto’s work will be on display at the upcoming Imaging USA, held virtually January 17-19, 2021. 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, 1,706 images were selected for the General Collection and 865 (roughly 17 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 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. Yamamoto was named a Gold Medalist, meaning that two of their four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2020, they were one of only 60 Gold Medalists.

About PPA:

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.

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