The NAPCP Inspired Gallery Event is an exclusive event dedicated to the art of photography.
Since its founding, the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) has promoted and supported the artistry and integrity of professional child photographers. NAPCP has continued to grow and bring together a community of passionate artists committed to advancing their skills, their artistry, and their businesses.
The purpose of this event is to inspire the creativity of NAPCP members and photographers around the world, while also providing an environment of collaboration and education. Entering your work into the NAPCP Inspired Print Competition & Gallery Event provides you with the freedom to express your most creative self and elevate your craft.
The NAPCP Inspired Print Competition & Gallery Event is the only competition of it’s kind. Artists from around the globe submit their work each year to this exclusive competition. Only the Top 100 images advance on to be displayed in a beautiful gallery event at NAPCP headquarters (Park Studios) in Atlanta, GA where there is LIVE judging. 9 winners are then announced in-person and are given awards in an intimate setting where we celebrate them as artists. Will you be one of them?
Along with being featured in print at the Inspired by NAPCP Gallery Event on June 23rd, the Top 100 images and artists will also receive a feature in Inspired magazine, a Top 100 Artist badge for business use, digital gallery placement and blog features on the NAPCP website, and credited features on NAPCP social media and in marketing collateral.
Crystal James worked with NAPCP for more than five years as our Executive Director and Event Extraordinaire. With over 15 years of being in the professional photography industry, including conceptualizing and executing our Inspired Gallery Event, Crystal adds a unique perspective to this particular print competition. Crystal currently resides in Johns Creek with her husband Jeff and children Kylie and Jake.
Colleen Lane founded her eponymous advisory firm to share a passion for cultivating original art. As a docent for the High Museum, Colleen’s extensive training offers an expert eye in finding the perfect piece of art for any space. Through her approachable style, Colleen assists her clients in selecting local works that evoke their personal sensibility and encourage deeper engagement.
In her free time, she supports the fine arts by attending dance and theatre performances and enjoys playing golf and tennis. Colleen graduated from Miami University Ohio and went on to earn her master’s degree from Georgia State University which inspired her career in fine art. Colleen resides in Buckhead with her husband, two children, Pearce and Kate, and two dogs, Bogey and Birdie.
Carolyn Ann Ryan is a Charlotte, NC, portrait photographer and owner of Carolyn Ann Ryan Photography. She specializes in families, high school seniors, business portraits, and Irish dancers and has a vibrant and bright style filled with sunshine and giggles. Carolyn is an international award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in numerous publications including American Baby, Project Nursery, NAPCP Inspired, Shutter, New Jersey Family, and Ballantyne magazines. Carolyn was based in Westfield, NJ, during her first six years in business and relocated to the South Charlotte area of North Carolina in 2015. Carolyn was awarded 2020 Photographer of the Year by the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP).