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Competition Press Release


Press Release 2020 International Photographic Competition Accepted Image


Local Photographer's Work Goes to International Exhibition


Erika Tal-Shir of Miladyphotography is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.


Raanana, Israel - the 2nd of December 2020


Two photographs created by Erika Tal-Shir

of Miladyphotography in Raanana, Israel,  have recently been accepted into the Loan Collection of Professional Photographers of America's 2020 International Photographic Competition, and one photograph has been accepted into the General Collection of PPA. 


Tal-Shir’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.

Titled “The Seer” and “Interfaceable” Tal-Shir’s photographs 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 in one place.


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.


Chromatic photo awards - honorable mention winners category amateurs - 20/12/2020

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Publication in Lens Magazine: featured as Finalist at the Florence Biennale 2021 (October 2021).

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Catalogue of Florence Biennale with my featured work.

Publication in Art Market Magazine: selected as one of the top Contemporary Artists of today, 2021; featured in a 6-page spread interview by Paula Soito. November 2021.

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