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eileen and i are excited to announce our latest international awards, wedding-day portraits entitled “of earth and honey” and “awaiting the daydream.” you can read more about PPA — photography’s largest international non-profit association with a history as long as photography itself — in the press release below. first, though, congratulations to our beautiful models: in this case, mallory and eddie armstrong, and caitlyn o’connor (just moments before becoming caitlyn bernau). ūüėČ

suffice it to say, we’re humbled by this prestigious honor and by the privilege of having our work on exhibition around the country and around the world. we can’t wait to get a first-hand look at it when we attend Imaging USA in Phoenix next year! if any of you is going, drop us a tweet. we love to meet up with fellow photographers on the road. see you then!

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Georgia Photographers’ Work Goes to International Exhibition
Phillip Blume and Eileen Blume of Blume Photography are honored by peers and jurors for high-quality photography.

Athens, GA (Aug. 19)–¬†Photographs created by Phillip Blume and Eileen Blume¬†of Blume Photography¬†in Athens, GA, have¬†recently been accepted into the General¬†Collection of Professional Photographers of America’s 2013 International Photographic Competition. The Blumes’¬†work will be on display first at the Phoenix Convention Center, January 12-14, 2014, in Phoenix, AZ. This International Photographic Exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers and several photographic associations.

A panel of 43 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,000 total submitted entries. Judged against a standard of excellence, just over 1,800 images were selected for the General Collection. Over 200 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon¬†Press.
These award-winning images titled “Awaiting the Daydream” and “Of Earth and Honey”¬†will be featured 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 under one roof.
About Professional Photographers of America
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots back to 1869. It has never stopped growing and looking for new ways to assist its now 26,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success in the industry. See why photographers love PPA at

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