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Wow….I am in shock.

Professional Photographers of America just released the results of the 2009 International Print Competition held this week in Atlanta, GA. My entire case merited and two of my prints were accepted into the International Loan Collection. This is a tremendous honor and I am simply sitting here in awe. I can’t believe it. I really didn’t think there was ever a time when my work would be good enough to make the Loan Collection. Dang.

The two prints that will travel across the world over the course of the next year as part of the International Loan Collection are:

“Foster Child”


and “Abandoned Dream.”


PPA will honor me with a Gold Medal Photographer of the Year award at the International Imaging Expo in Nashville, TN this coming January. There are generally only about two dozen photographers in the world who earn this honor each year. “Foster Child” and “Abandoned Dream” will be published in the 2009 Loan Collection Book Volume XII available through Marathon Press next winter. It is published in eight countries across the world. My other two prints, “The Weight of The World” and “Destination Unknown” will go on National Exhibit in the General Collection this winter. Images of the other two prints may be viewed here.

I’m still in absolute shock. Who would have thought?  Would somebody pinch me please?

Until Next Time,


P.S.   Yeeeeeehhhaaaa!!!!!!!

  1. Karen Kulin says:

    Congratulations Julia! 🙂 Your work is incredible and I am so happy for you! You are truly an inspiration to other photographers.

  2. Monica Gras says:

    The first time I saw “Foster Child” a few months ago, my breath was taken away. Your work continues to inspire me and your outlook on things is just so fresh and wonderful! Congratulations on this amazing honor!

  3. Justin says:

    Super congrats to you Julia! That is soooo awesome! Very happy for you.


  4. admin says:

    Oh Thanks you guys! I’m so thrilled you took the time to come and comment on my blog. I so appreciate it! Karen and Monica, I don’t feel like an inspiration. That you say that just touches me so much. I am humbled. Thank you.

    Justin, you’re da bomb.

  5. Cher says:

    Congratulations!!!!! No surprise here! You’ve come along way baby!! So proud of you and for you! You SO deserve this!!! xoxoxo

  6. Cher says:

    PS: YOU are a huge inspiration to many!!!!

  7. Marcia Chaney says:

    Congratulations, Julia. Your work is amazing. Those photos are stunning. You should be SO proud of yourself. Boy, did you ever make a great decision following your heart and pursuing your dream!

  8. Kim Bradford says:

    Congrats Julia!!! So happy for you!! So well deserved!!!

  9. What an honor, Julia!!! I have loved the “Foster Child” image since I first saw it. Way to go! Big congrats. 🙂

  10. Kim Townsend says:

    Congrats girlie! You really deserve it!

  11. Pam Moss says:

    Congratulations, Julia! Your hard work and passion are paying off in spades. Your work is inspiring and you deserve all the recognition you’re receiving!

  12. Julie Fraser says:

    Congratulations!!! Your pictures a absolutly beautiful..I love the first one, it just tells sucha story..

  13. Paula Swift says:

    I always loved that first one!

    I am so proud of you Julia…Congratulations!!!!

    …pinching you 😉

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