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GTC Graduate Rebecca Lawler Named Best Wedding Photographer in Georgia by The Knot

© Rebecca Lawler & Graphite Photography

We are proud to announce that Gwinnett Technical College’s photo program graduate Rebecca Lawler is being featured by The Knot as best wedding photographer in Georgia. One of her images has been published in the Fall 2012 issue of The Knot magazine, and her business, Graphite Photography, listed among the 2012 Georgia Best of Weddings.

Rebecca has also been selected for “Best of Gwinnett 2012“, which will be listed in the magazine and website mid-November.

The Knot was founded in 1996 and has become one of the most used wedding planning resources through website, magazine, books, and broadcast.

Visit Rebecca’s website at

Congratulations, Rebecca!


PDN’s 2012 Faces Photo Contest

Deadline for this year’s PDN Faces Photo Contest is coming up! Enter before May 23, 2012 in any of the following categories:

• Animal Portraits
• Commercial/Editorial/Assignment
• Personal Work
• Babies/Children
• Self-Portraits

Winning images will be featured in PDN’s August issue and in an extended online gallery.

Entry fees are $35 for professionals, $15 for amateurs.

For more info visit

Slow Exposures 2012 Call for Entries

Cowboy and Girl, John Sumner

Can you capture the rural South’s unique “sense of place” in a photograph or series of photographs?

If so, don’t miss the opportunity to enter this year’s Slow Exposures photo contest. For a fee of $50.00 you can submit up to six images.

The deadline is June 15, 2012.

For more information and to enter the contest go to

Extended Deadline: PDN’s The Curator Photo Costest

Photo by Sophia Wallace

Don’t miss the opportunity to enter PDN’s 2012 The Curator photo contest, for a chance to win great prices and have your work exhibited at The Curator group show in summer 2012!

You can enter any of the following categories:


Installation/Still Life

Abstract/Mixed Media

Nature/Street Photography

Photo Essay/Reportage

Student Work

The fee to enter is $45 per image, or $ 60 per series.

Deadline is April 9, 2012. Extended through April 16, 2012.

For more information visit

Heather Gets Published!

Lower semester student Heather Hendricks was selected as an Honorable Mention Finalist at the pdnedu Student Photo Contest 2012 with her black and white series “Farmers Markets”. Her pictures are being featured in pdnedu’s website and one of the images was printed in the Spring 2012 edition of pdnedu Magazine.

To see the whole series visit

Congratulations, Heather!

Lori Kolbenschlag Selected as a Finalist by Photographer’s Forum Magazine

Graduate student Lori Kolbenschlag was selected as a finalist of the 32nd Annual Best of College Photography contest, organized by the Photographer’s Forum Magazine, from among 18,000 entries. Her picture will be printed along will all other finalists, honorable mentions, and winners at the 2012 Best of College Photography annual publication.

Congratulations, Lori!