Abby Ziemer Malone of Pawsonality Pet Art in Central Arkansas was named a Bronze Medalist during Professional Photographers of America’s 2018 International Photographic Competition. Malone’s work will be on display at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 20-22, 2019. This International Photographic Exhibit is held in conjunction with Imaging USA, an annual convention and expo for professional photographers.

A panel of 32 eminent jurors from across the United States selected the top photographs from nearly 5,073  total submitted entries at Gwinnett Technical College in Georgia. Judged against a standard of excellence, 2,622 images were selected for the General Collection, and 513 (roughly 10 percent) 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 365 selected General Collection images will be published in the “Showcase” book by Marathon Press. Malone’s image “Orobouros” will be featured in the 2018 “Showcase” Collection.

The level of the award is determined by how many of those four images receive the highest possible honour: acceptance into the PPA Loan Collection, which is displayed at photographic exhibitions, conventions and other photography events. Malone was named a Bronze Medalist by earning a merit—a mark of quality and honor—for each of the four images included in her entry case to the International Photographic Competition. This is the most prestigious competition of its kind, where images are judged based on a standard of artistic excellence, not against each other. In 2018, She was one of only 208 Bronze Medalists.

About PPA:

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’s roots date back to 1869. It assists 30,000 members through protection, education, and resources for their continued success. See how PPA helps photographers be more at PPA.com.

About Abby Ziemer Malone:  

Abby Ziemer Malone is an artist and photographer located in Central Arkansas and operates Pawsonality Pet Art.  Pawsonality Pet Art, founded by Malone in 2012, offers pet photography services for pets and their owners and focuses on capturing each pets unique personality.  Malone captures pets and their owners from all over the Central Arkansas areas of Benton, Bryant, Hot Springs, Little Rock, Maumelle, Conway, Cabot and beyond. Many of her client images have been featured in the General, Showcase or Loan collections with the Professional Photographers of America. Malone offers photography services beyond her pet brand and offers quality photography and printmaking to children and families in the Central Arkansas area. 

Contact: Abby Ziemer Malone

501-749-3814

woof@Pawsonality.Photography