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Jury Chair

Tim Mathiesen, M.Photog.Cr.,F-ASP, EA-ASP



Tim Mathiesen (Laguna Niguel, CA) has over 50 years experience in the photographic industry.  His experience ranges from operating his own business to marketing management positions at several leading photographic manufactures.  He is a recognized expert in panoramic and commercial photography.  He has traveled the world as a speaker, photographer and educator looking for that fleeting image.  Tim has won many international and national awards for his photography.  His website,www.panoscenes.com, is a showcase for his award winningphotography.

    


Judge
Toni Johnson Harryman   
M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP


Toni has won numerous awards for her work including PPIs top Artist 2018 &2019, PPI top 10 Master Photographer each of the last 7 years, state ASP award, 3 first place district trophies, several district Sunset awards and more. Toni's work includes portraits (children, family, senior and pets), volume sports and dance, weddings and fine art.

 

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Mary Fisk Taylor
MBA, M. Photog., Cr., EA- ASP, CPP, ABI, API


For almost 25 years Mary Fisk-Taylor has owned a portrait and wedding business with her business partner, Jamie Hayes in Richmond, Virginia. Hayes & Fisk Photography is one of the most sought-after Portrait and Wedding studios in their industry.   Mary and Jamie are both incredibly committed to preserving family legacies, professionally capturing and printing portrait and milestone memories.  They both believe that these fleeting need to be proudly displayed in family’s homes, not living digitally on phones, computers and modern technology.   

    



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Rich Breshears, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, FP


Rich and his brilliant, gorgeous wife Mary Ann own Breshears Professional Portraits headquartered in Kennewick, Washington.  Their business began in 2000 as a part time interest, photographing primarily weddings, high school seniors, product photography, and the occasional family portrait.  After being introduced to Ken Whitmire in 2003 they have transformed their studio into an almost exclusively family portrait studio.  

Their involvement in Professional Photographers of America, and their state affiliate Professional Photographers of Washington has been key to their success, along with coaching from some of the industry’s top sales and marketing professionals.

Rich is a CPP Liaison and is a PPA Councilor.  He continues to better his craft through entering image competitions, and is currently pursuing his Master Artist degree with PPA.

  

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Sally Kolar, M.Photog.Cr., CPP 


Sally Kolar is a Master Photographer and a PPA Master Craftsman. She is PPA Certified. Sally has been a PPA Certified Liaison for over fifteen years. She truly enjoys mentoring folks to become CPP.  Sally has attended Imaging USA for as long as she can remember.   Sally has gone thru the PPA Jury Training class in Atlanta.  She has judged competitions in Texas, Oregon, Tennessee, South Carolina, Iowa, Oregon and Maryland.  She has taught Super One Day classes at her studio. Sally owns a beautiful Victorian studio in Augusta, Georgia. Sally started her career over twenty years ago in Bellingham, Washington at Donette Studios. She joined the PPW Professional Photographers of Washington, and still to this day is a member. In print competition 2018, she won PPW’s Best Portrait of a Bride and in 2019 Best image of a Bride in Georgia. She is a member of the Georgia Professional Photographers Association and this year took on the roll of Treasurer. Sally is also a ASP member. (American Society of Photographers. She lives and works in Evans, Georgia -a suburb of Augusta, Georgia. Because of her hometown and it's love of golf, she has photographed many PGA celebrities. Highlights of her career include photographing President George W. Bush. She has also been hired by Nike Golf, and has photographed Tiger Woods, Jason Day, Rory McIllroy, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and many more golfers. She also has been thrilled that she has had images go Loan, and others accepted into the showcase books. But, her proudest moment was the purchase of her studio and it's continued success.

      

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Tony Corbell, Hon.M.Photog.Cr., API 



For the past twenty-three years Tony has served as Jury Chairman for WPPI in Las Vegas, judged at London's Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers for six years, and judged the Australian Institute of Photography's annual competition in Brisbane Australia. In the U.S., he has judged in thirty-five different states and regional PPA competitions. 

  

Judge

Lance Johnson, M.Photog, FP



Lance A Johnson owns Image West Photography in Yakima Washington specializing in commercial/portrait photography. Lance began working in imaging 30 years ago in scientific photography for the oil industry, then moving into the commercial realm establishing regional and national commercial clients, such as Price Waterhouse, Tree Top, Washington State Fruit Commission, Washington State Apple Commission, Cabela’s, Boise Cascade and Adidas International. Many of Lance’s images have appeared in Sierra Club and Audubon Calendars, Costco Magazine, National Geographic Traveler and Country Magazines. Lance has been a teacher of photography at Eisenhower High School since 2011 where he has guided 2 students to the National Skills USA Championships in 2015 and 2017. Lance has earned his Master’s degree in photography from the Professional Photographers of America.

  


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