Jim Chagares M.Photog., Cr., MEI., F-ASP
In 2007, Jim received the ASP Gold Medallion Award from the American Society of Photographers for his Loan Collection album entry “Messengers to the Creator.” His album was also chosen as Album of the Year by Professional Photographers of America. In 2008, Jim was the first to receive the ASP Gold Medallion Award twice for his album entry “The Otter Family”.
In 2009, Jim and his wife Deb received the ASP Regional Medallion Award for their multi-maker album. Their entry scored a 100 at the Mid-America Regional Conference.
Jim’s album “Yellowstone: Backcountry Journey” scored 100 at the 2010 Mid-America Regional Conference and Jim was again awarded the ASP Regional Medallion.
Jim is a five-time recipient of Indiana Photographer of the Year award.
He has held the Indiana Digital Imager of the Year title for six years.
In 2003, Jim won the Photographer of the Year title at the Mid-East States Regional print exhibit in Columbus, Ohio.
Jim is also the recipient of the Canon Imaging Excellence Award from Professional Photographers of America.
Jim has placed in the Top Ten Indiana photographers for eleven years.
Jim’s image “Majestic” was selected to be a part of the American Society of Photographers’ Photographic Hall of Fame. Majestic was then selected to appear on the 2001 Loan Collection Book cover.
He is a four time winner of the Professional Photographers of Indiana Platinum Award for the highest scoring image.
Jim received the ASP State Elite Award for the highest scoring image four year.
In 2018, earned “Diamond Photographer of the Year” with four album entries. Jim has had a total of thirteen Loan Collection albums.
Jim served as a nationally approved photographic exhibition judge for the Professional Photographers of America fourteen years.
Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 330pm – 530pm