Lori Grice, owner of Lori Grice Photography, has been honored again by her peers and by jurors for providing her clients the highest-quality photography. Lori was named a Silver Medalist during the Professional Photographers of America’s 2016 International Photographic Competition. This International Photographer of the Year designation included four winning images all created for Lori’s clients. The four included a portrait of the late Mr. Burtt Higgins, “Tutu Tutor” a portrait of C.J. Marsh, the daughter of Ryan and Keith Marsh, “Peekaboo!” a portrait of Claire Overstreet, daughter of Heather and Nathan Overstreet, and “Belle of the Ball” a portrait of Rebekah Grey. These four portraits will be on display at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, January 8 – 10, 2017 during the annual PPA Convention.
A panel of 46 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,700 total submitted entries. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 2,428 images were selected for the General Collection and 1,007 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 over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press. “Peekaboo!” will be published in the Loan Collection and both Mr. Burtt Higgins and “Tutu Tutor” will be published in the Showcase book.
The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images received the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Lori was named a Silver Medalist, meaning that one of her four merited images entered the PPA Loan Collection. In 2016, Lori was one of only 139 Silver Medalists internationally.
Lori will travel to San Antonio in January to receive the award. As the Southeast’s only Master Photographer, Lori will be accepting the International Photographer of the Year award for the third time in her career. She has also received the Bronze and Platinum medals in previous years.
“After nearly three decades, I continue to compete with my portraits to sharpen my skills and to ensure my work stays fresh and relevant. This rigorous and humbling process allows my work to be critiqued by the best photographers in the world and, in return, validates that my portrait work compares and competes with the best of the best”, said Lori Grice. “It is important to understand that each of these portraits were not created specifically for this competition but I selected them from actual portraits my clients have commissioned me to create. My goal is to create award winning images for every client that steps before my lens. I enter each session mentally understanding that this could be the very last portrait ever taken of each client. This pushes me to create a portrait that they would be honored to be remembered by forever.”
With Grandparents day approaching on Sunday, September 11th, this is the perfect time to commission Lori to create the family portrait that you have always dreamed of. Your Lori Grice portrait will share your families’ wonderful legacy for generations to enjoy. Contact Lori today at 912-764-7274. View her work at www.lorigrice.com