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Images by Phil Lewenthal Awarded by Professional Photographers of America

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 10/12/2022

Two black & white images by PACC member Phil Lewenthal were included in Best of IPC collections of the 2022 International Photographic Competition (IPC) by the Professional Photographers of America  (PPA).

Phil’s image. Gauntlet, was included in the Merit Collection in the Landscape category.  Gauntlet was also published on and awarded on
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Phil Lewenthal:  Gauntlet

And his image, Quiet Mood, was included in the Imaging Excellence Collection, also in the Landscape category.

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Phil Lewenthal:  Quiet Mood

Phil:  Both of these images are long exposure photos taken at Sea Ranch as part of my ongoing project photographing the surf on the coast.  I belong to a PPA affiliate in the wine country and have enjoyed their style of image competition, and so decided, somewhat nervously, to enter a few images in the national group’s annual competition.


PPA was formed officially in 1868.  Its mission is to create a vibrant community of successful professional photographers by providing education, resources and industry standards of excellence.





Professional Photographers of America:

  229 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2300

  Atlanta, GA 30303



2022 International Photographic Competition Gallery & Grand Imaging Awards Finalists:


Phil’s images:

  … and then search for Lewenthal !