Photographer’s Work Selected for Display at
International Exhibition of Professional Photography
prints created by Ralph Rookey of Ralph Rookey
Photography in Enfield, CT have recently been
accepted into the Loan Collection of the 115th
International Exhibition of Professional Photography.
Rookey’s work will be on display at the Henry B.
Gonzalez Convention Center January 14-16, 2007 in San
Antonio, TX. This exhibition is held in conjunction
with Imaging USA, Professional Photographers of
America’s annual convention.
Approximately 5,000 entries were submitted to PPA’s
International Print Competition, from which a panel of
more than 40 eminent photographers from across the
United States selected the images that would comprise
the 2006 General and Loan Collections. Titled
“FOLLOW ME, WE’RE NOT LOST” and “SPEED”,
Rookey’s entries will be shown in San Antonio
alongside approximately 4,000 other photographic works
from not only PPA’s print competition, but also
traveling and special invitational displays.
Altogether these images will constitute the world’s
largest annual exhibit of professional photography
gathered simultaneously under one roof.
In recognition of the achievement, PPA members receive
one merit certificate for each entry into the General
Collection and two merits for each entry into the Loan
Collection. These merits can be applied toward degrees
granted by the association.
The Professional Photographers of America, an
international association, exists to assist its more
than 16,000 members in achieving their professional,
artistic and fraternal goals; to promote public
awareness of the profession; and to advance the making
of images in all of its disciplines as an art, a
science, and a visual recorder of history.