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Author: Meera Margaret Singh (page 2 of 2)

The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) Student Image Salon

The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) is a diversified group of creative artists, companies and institutions dedicated to the highest standards in professional imaging. As Canada’s leading professional association for photographers, their mandate is to qualify and support photographers to become industry leaders, and to inform the public of the value in hiring an accredited professional photographer.

PPOC holds an annual image Salon, which includes a student salon. In excess of 1000 images will be critiqued by a panel of qualified practicing professional photographers, many of whom are world class trendsetters in the photography industry. This will provide the budding student photographer valuable information and experience to improve upon his/her craft. It also allows the student photographer the opportunity to be considered for a series of Student Awards, to be presented at the PPOC Annual Gala Awards Banquet on April 27th in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Winners of the Student Image Salon will be awarded a certificate acknowledging excellence in photography, a small cash prize ($250 in each of four student categories) as well as have their work displayed in our Gallerie magazine and website.

Full-time certificate, degree, or diploma students in photography are invited to participate in the PPOC National Student Image Salon. Please see the attached copy of the rules for your reference.

Entries may be made and images uploaded directly through the PPOC website at www.ppoc.ca.

Submission deadline is March 4, 2015 at 5 pm EDT, and entries will be judged at Langara College in Vancouver, BC on March 27th and 28th.

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LensCulture Portrait Awards

The LensCulture Portrait Awards is the 2nd annual call for international portrait photography. The importance of portraiture is present in cultures across the world, illustrating the power and endurance of human connection. With over 145 countries represented on LensCulture, in over 15 languages, we’re seeking new global perspectives on the modern day portrait.

This is an open call for portrait photography from around the world. 6 Winners and 25 Finalists will be chosen.

Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015



The Fence 2015

Emerging Photographer & PDN Submission

Last fall, Emerging Photographer relaunched as a submission-based magazine, showcasing the work of 11 up-and-coming photographers and a brand-new look. We are now opening up the submission for the next issue, due out in summer 2015.

We are looking for photographers with a fresh perspective, compelling imagery, and an insatiable drive to make an impact within the photography community. The featured photographers will be selected by the editors of Emerging Photographer, PDN and RF, and their work will appear in the print issue and in a digital edition.




A feature in Emerging Photographer magazine

Print distribution to a targeted list of 5,000 industry creatives, plus additional distribution at major photography festivals and events

Online promotion to PDN‘s network of 200k followers


Fine Art
Portrait + Fashion
submission fee

$20 per photo series (3-10 images)
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Meryl McMaster at The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria +The Dunlop Art Gallery


Congratulations to Meryl McMaster (2010 OCAD U graduate)

on being included in two recent group exhibitions!

In Another Place, And Here
January 24, 2015 – May 31, 2015
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss St, Victoria, British Columbia

Material Girls
January 30, 2015 – April 5, 2015
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library
12th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan

This exhibition is also featured in Canadian Art’s “15 Shows We Want to See in 2015“!



Congratulations: Keesic Douglas!

Congratulations Keesic Douglas for being published in the latest issue of Canadian Art magazine!


Keesic’s work was part of the group exhibition Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes  held at the Art Gallery of Ontario from July 26-November 23, 2014.


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