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Local photographers work goes to international exhibition

Two photographs created by Patty Hallman of Hallman Photography LLC in Lugoff have recently been accepted into the Loan Collection and General Collection of Professional Photographers of America’s 2011 International Photographic Competition. Hallman’s work will be on display at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, January 15-17, 2012, in New Orleans, La. This exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention of professional photographers and several photographic associations.

A panel of eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from more than 4,000 total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, over 1,500 images were selected for the General Collection and more than 600 (15 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 more than 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press.

Titled “En Pointe” and “Bonded.” Hallman’s entries will be in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center alongside other photographic works from PPA’s photographic 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.