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Imaging at its Finest: Dallas Fine Art & Portrait Photographer Gail Nogle Takes Top Honors, Winning National Kodak 'Gallery Elite' and PPA 'Photographer of the Year' Awards
Dallas, TX - January 2005 -- Watercolors, oils, acrylics: many artists have a preferred media when creating their signed and numbered original works of art. In Gail Nogle's case, her exhibit-quality portraits are created with her camera, and the results are spectacularly unique. Gail's work captures not just the image but the essence of her subject with an artist's eye. >From a rugged cowboy on the open plains to the ethereal softness of a newborn child in her mother's embrace, Gail's range is wide and her subjects far-reaching.
Kodak and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) agree, recently recognizing Gail's artistic vision with the KODAK Gallery Elite Award and PPA Photographer of the Year Platinum Award at the recent Imaging USA National Convention in New Orleans. Gail's entry (above), Newborn Love, was chosen over hundreds of other images by professional photographers in the Portrait category. Of the 6000 entries submitted, only 300 images were selected to move forward, and Gail’s portrait emerged the 'best of the best': national winner of the Kodak Gallery Elite Award.
The award was created by Kodak to recognize excellence in professional photography. Its purpose is to honor professional photographers who capture and produce exceptional, high-quality work. "Over the years, Kodak’s goal for the Gallery Awards has been to recognize and celebrate professional photographers who operate at the highest levels of their craft," said Kodak’s Gallery Awards Program Director Ronald L. Corn, Jr. "Gail's entry certainly represents imaging at its finest."
In addition, Gail received the PPA Photographer of the Year Award, Platinum level, one of a very few photographers chosen to have three works in PPA's loan collection.
Specializing in fine art and portrait photography, Gail is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology. She earned her Master of Photography (1981) and Photographic Craftsman designation (1996) from the Professional Photographers of America. After working at Dallas' Gittings Portrait Studio for fourteen years, she opened her studio in 1991. In 1998, she became one of the few women in the world awarded a Fellowship from the American Society of Photographers.She is affiliated with the Art Institute of McKinney.