Nelson photographer recognized by her peers

Kathryn Gardner awarded Best in Class Award in the group portrait class

Submitted by the Professional Photographers of Canada – British Columbia

At the annual awards banquet of the Professional Photographers of Canada–British Columbia in Vancouver this month, Kathryn Gardner, a professional photographer from Nelson, had three images accepted and exhibited in the Provincial Image Salon.

Gardner, the owner of KDG Photography Studio on Front Street, was awarded the Best in Class Award for her image All Bets Are Off in the group portrait class. The image, which she describes as “a real community effort” was made during a photo shoot with the Marshall family at Finley’s Bar and Grill.

Professional Photographers of Canada–British Columbia is a voluntary organization and along with six other constituent member associations, was a founding member and is affiliated with the national body, the Professional Photographers of Canada.

Each member has made a full-time commitment to the profession. Simply by being a member, they have demonstrated their desire to remain on the leading edge of professional image-making in today’s rapidly changing world. Through monthly meetings, provincial and national conventions and networking with both trade associates and their fellow professionals, our members are continually honing their craft to bring their clients the best that professional imaging has to offer.

The purpose and mandate of Professional Photographers of Canada–British Columbia is to provide an educational, business, and creative environment for professional photographers with the purpose of promoting the highest standard of personal, professional and creative excellence within the craft.

The association will seek to safeguard and promote the interests of the membership and to promote and maintain a code of conduct and code of ethics to which its members are expected to comply.

Professional Photographers of Canada–British Columbia is committed to the excellence of technical knowledge, enhancing professional standards throughout the profession, and improving the quality of the profession for persons engaged in the vocation of photography by having its members adhere to the standards of the association.

This year’s competition received professional entries from all over B.C. as well as other parts of Canada. Judging took place in Vancouver by a selected panel of qualified of craftsman and master photographers.

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