December 20, 2021
Here’s the press release!!! 🙂
Julie Monacella of Julie Monacella Photography is honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.
Palatine, IL. December 20, 2021—Photographs created by Julie Monacella of Julie Monacella Photography in Palatine have recently been accepted into the Merit Collection and Imaging Excellence Collection of Professional Photographers of America’s 2021 International Photographic Competition. Monacella’s work will be on display at the upcoming Imaging USA, held January 16-18, 2022 in National Harbor, Maryland. 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.
Titled “Lonely” and “I’m Definitely Mom’s Favorite”, Monacella’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.
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.