Professional Photographers of America (PPA) – the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers – continues to celebrate Peter’s work with yet another prestigious award, marking the Master Photographer’s amazing career in landscape photography. During PPA’s 2015 International Photographic Competition, 35 photographers were given the highest possible honor of Diamond Photographer of the Year. Among them, of course, was Peter Lik.
Earning such a distinction is no easy feat; hundreds of photographers submit multiple photographs, spanning different categories in hopes of earning at least one spot in PPA’s esteemed Loan Collection. This past year an impressive 5,200 photographs were considered by the competition. Peter, along with only 34 other talented professionals, successfully submitted four images – all of which were accepted into the collection. “These photographers have reached a prestigious achievement,” states Randy McNeilly, PPA’s photographic exhibition committee chairman. “It takes dedication to achieve the consistent quality and creativity necessary to earn the title of Diamond Medalist in one of the world’s most celebrated photography competitions.”
Carefully selected by a panel of 43 eminent jurors from across the United States, Peter’s four acclaimed images – Scarlet Moods, Painted Shores, Eternal Guardian, and Midsummer Dream – will be published in the Loan Collection book by Marathon Press, and put on display at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 10-12, 2016. While Peter has been earning accolades from PPA for years, this is the first time he has received the title of Diamond Photographer of the Year. “I am so blown away by this incredible honor,” Peter remarked. “To have even one image make the collection would have been incredible, but four? I am grateful to PPA for their unending consideration of my life’s work.”