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MONTHLY VIRTUAL EVENTS!
Checkout the “Events” menu item at the top of the page for all the PPLA activities by the month!
June 7th Digital Competition Winners
Thank you to each one who entered our first ever virtual print competition, our jury chair and 3 distinguished judges, our hard working print committee, mentors, and our amazing executive committee! There were some great images submitted. We are thrilled to announce our winners! Click link below for a complete list of winners!
Winning images can be seen in the video below.
2020 Southern Pro Xposure Cancelled
Every year, we look forward to connecting with the many talented and vibrant photographers from around our state and region that share our vision for the future of the photography industry. But given the continuing concerns and growing number of COVID-19 cases in our state, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person component of SPX 2020. We are devastated to share this news with you but feel it is the right decision out of an abundance of caution for our many members, and exhibitors.
Southern ProXposure is an incredibly important event for our members and it’s one of our favorite ways to celebrate all of you from around the region — but we need to prioritize the health and safety of everyone who attends.
We remain committed to our members and the many photographers in the gulf coast who join us every year. In place of our in-person SPX event, we’re planning other ways for our community to get together through a combination of locally hosted events, videos and live streamed content. We will share additional details about upcoming events soon. Do mark you calendars now for the 2021 SPX conference to be held at the Marriott in Baton Rouge on August 1 & 2, 2021. We’ll be back and better than ever!
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Lela Whiddon
Congratulations to our Photographer of the Year! For over 25 years as studio owner and professional photographer, Lela Whiddon has been specializing in studio and location portraits, business head shots and commercial product photography. She has received many awards for her portrait and fine art photography, both on the state and national level. She was recently named Photographer of the year by Professional Photographers of Louisiana for 2019/2020. Her studio, Lela K’s Photography, is located in Evangeline LA.
Check out this collection of videos showcasing speakers, competition winners, and fun of PPLA
Check out our collection of photos from past events and competition winners