I have some very exciting news that I want to share with you all...
So, most of you may know that one of my greatest passions is Photography. I found my greatest photographic inspiration and learning through my time living in Paris and traveling through Europe last fall, and I found myself deeply impacted by my photography professor, James Nachtwey (War Photographer), and all of the faces across Europe.
A few months after arriving from Paris, I submit four photos from my portfolio of photos from Europe into a prestigious annual international photography competition hosted by Photographer's Forum magazine , blindly hoping, but not expecting, to hear back from the magazine months later. I figured that a competition like this one (huge, international, very popular, and with more than $2,000 at stake for the 1st place winner) would be way out of my league, but I gave it a shot anyway.
Well, as you may have guessed by now, I heard back from Photographer's Forum magazine a few days ago, and guess what?..... One of my photos was selected as a finalist in the competition, and as a result, this photo will be published (along with the other finalists - 100 of them, I believe, out of more than 3,400 entries) in this years "Best of Photography 2010" ...!!!!
Needless to say, I almost fell over when I read the letter in the mail. And to think I almost dismissed the envelope as junk mail! So now, my photo will be [hopefully] seen by whomever comes in contact with this book - generally photographers, artists, design schools (possibly my school will buy a copy??) and designers are the ones to buy this book, so this means lots of great exposure for everyone!
I am so excited, and still slightly in shock. Is this really happening??
I just wanted to share this news with everyone, and perhaps you can look forward to seeing my photo in that book in a few months. Meanwhile, for those of you who are curious to know which photo, I may consider posting it online somewhere, sometime, so when that happens, I'll let you know so you can check it out.
PS: Thanks to everyone for reading and supporting this blog! It will be almost 1 year since I wrote my first post. Crazy. I had just moved to Paris and I had no idea what was yet to come... and here I am now.
Thank you all, for those few and strong who visit here from time to time. Really, thank you.