Photographer, Phil Fabrizio, Named Gold Medalist at International Photographic Competition

NORTH POTOMAC, MD – November 11, 2021  – Phil Fabrizio of SugarLoaf Associates LLC was named a Gold Medalist during Professional Photographers of America’s 2021 International Photographic Competition.

Fabrizio’s work will be on display at the upcoming Imaging USA, held January 16-18, 2022 in National Harbor, Maryland. Imaging USA is one of the largest annual conventions and expos for professional photographers.

One of four images for a which a Gold Metal was Award

A 2021 PPA Excellence awarded image for a moment of relief as captured by Phil Fabrizio

A panel of 37 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from over 5,000 total submitted entries at PPA headquarters in Atlanta. Judged against a standard of excellence, 300 images were selected for the Showcase Collection and 1,225 (roughly 24 percent) were selected for the esteemed Imaging Excellence Collection—the best of the best. The Imaging Excellence Collection images will all be published in the much-anticipated ” Excellence Collection” book by Marathon Press.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honor: acceptance into the PPA Imaging Excellence Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions, and other photography events. Fabrizio was named a Gold Medalist, meaning that two of his four merited images entered the PPA Imaging Excellence Collection. In 2021, Fabrizio was one of only 112 Gold Medalists.

About PPA:

Founded in 1868, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest and longest-standing nonprofit photography trade association. It currently helps 30,000 professionals elevate their craft and grow their business with resources, protection, and education, all under PPA’s core guiding principle of bridging the gap between photographers and consumers.

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One of four images for a which a Gold Metal was Award

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One of four images for a which a Gold Metal was Award

A PPA 2021 Gold Medal winning image of a moment of victory








One of four images for a which a Gold Metal was Award

A PPA merited image awarded in 2021 captured by Phil Fabrizio of Katie Ledecky’s last high school team swimming event.