Several Georgian College Digital Photography and Imaging students passed the first stage of competition at the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) Image Salon in Vancouver last week.
The annual show pits the nation’s best photographers beside student work. Georgian had a record five students accepted – Meaghan Doerner, Carolyn Gray, Emily Jackson, Dakota King and Jessie Reid. Additionally, second-year student Ally Campbell earned a ‘merit’ and an ‘excellence’ standing for two of her images.
Image Salon has tiered levels of achievement. The first level, accepted, denotes the image is of a high enough level to warrant being displayed in a prestigious national display of photography by the members of PPOC. The next level, merit, indicates a clear step above. The highest level, excellence, includes a very small and elite group of remarkable images.
Final prizes will be announced in Winnipeg on April 28.