NAPCP’s International Image Competition is a globally acclaimed annual digital/online photography competition. The purpose of the International Image Competition is to certify and commend images from our Member Community that epitomize compelling impact, creativity and style, technical merit, and overall distinction. Critiques are available for the purpose of education and growth. Nine Best in Category Winners are featured in Inspired magazine; Placing Winners and Images of Merit from all categories are featured in the online International Image Competition Winning Galleries. Additionally, Image Competition rewards talent with medallions, priority listing in our directory, vendor endorsements, NAPCP Photographer of the Year points, press, and professional recognition.
Ashley is an award-winning Atlanta-area photographer, specializing in families and children with an occasional commercial project on the side. A mom of four, her love for photography was born alongside the birth of her first child, and grew into her business, Ashley McBroom Photography, years later. She is most known for her underwater portrait work, where she loves to use color, movement, and soft light to create fine art for her clients’ walls. She mentors other underwater photographers, coaching them on everything from gear to settings to editing. Ashley was honored to be named NAPCP’s 2019 Photographer of the Year and had one of her favorite underwater images displayed in Times Square.
David Matthew Wittig lives in the American Southwest. He spends much of his time on a project called The Archivist, documenting the everyday lives of a select group of families and their children. He is currently in its fifth year of the decade-long project. He is also working on three projects concerning nuclear weapons. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Italy, Paris, NYC, Chicago, and most recently at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles. In his spare time he enjoys driving cross-country, as well as working on his car.
Rachel LaCour Niesen is a Yankee by birth but a Southern storyteller at heart. As a photojournalist, Rachel pursued projects focusing on rural communities in Latin America and the Southeastern United States. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her photographs of migrant farmworkers were chosen for a book entitled The Human Cost of Food: Farmworker’s Lives, Labor and Advocacy, published by the University of Texas Press. She earned a degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri, where she was named one of the Scripps-Howard Foundation’s Top Ten Young Journalists. When Rachel stumbled upon wedding photography, she quickly traded her front row seat to world history for a front row seat to family history. Along with her business partners, Rachel started a wedding photography company, LaCour. In a few short years, LaCour became one of the premiere wedding photography studios in the US and was named among the “Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World” by American Photo magazine. She’s also a co-founder of ShootQ, the first studio management software for professional photographers. Today Rachel is the Head of Strategy at ShootProof and is dedicated to helping photographers build sustainable businesses. Besides spending time with her husband and son, Rachel can usually be found traveling, reading books about art or entrepreneurship or sampling her favorite red wines – Barolo and Barbaresco!