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September 16, 2022: Rick Berk Awarded Gold Medal at PPA International Photographic Competition

Rick Berk Awarded Gold Medal at PPA International Photographic Competition

The Professional Photographers of America has announced the results of its annual International Photographic Competition. Photographer Rick Berk, of Bath, Maine, has been awarded a Gold Medal for having all four of his entries in the Illustrative Category voted as merit images, and two of those also being judged into the Imaging Excellence Collection, which represents the best of the best.

Rick entered four images, including Tempest and Above the Fray (AKA High Tide at Sunset), both of which received merits. The other two entries, which received Imaging Excellence awards, move on to the Grand Imaging Awards, so they cannot yet be published online.

Entries are judged against the 12 Elements of a Merit Image. This year, 5021 total images were entered, with 2211 receiving merits, and 1013 of those achieving Imaging Excellence. These top images will be published in the Imaging Excellence Collection book, and selected merited images will be published in the Showcase book, both published by Marathon Press.

Images accepted into the Imaging Excellence and Merit Collections will also be on display at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN, during Imaging USA, PPA's annual convention and expo for professional photographers. 


April 29, 2022: Rick Berk Earns Six Blue Ribbons at Maine PPA Image Competition

Rick Berk Earns Six Blue Ribbons at Maine PPA Image Competition

Rick Berk, a professional fine art landscape photographer based in Bath, Maine, was awarded six blue ribbons for his entries in Maine Professional Photographers Association's 72nd annual Convention and Image Competition, held in Portland, Maine from April 29th to May 1st, 2022. Rick received the merits for his images "Celestial Basin", "High Tide at Sunset" (titled "Above the Fray" for the competition), "Against The Tide", "Heceta Head Lighthouse", "Sunset at Pine Point", and "Late Summer Morn at Portland Head" (titled "Rushing Dawn" for the competition) . 


April 27, 2022: Rick Berk Joins Photographer's Trail Notes as Contributing Partner

Rick Berk Joins Photographer's Trail Notes as Contributing Partner

Rick Berk, a fine art landscape photographer based in Bath, Maine, has joined the website Photographer's Trail Notes as a Contributing Partner. Photographer's Trail Notes serves landscape photographers as a source of information on various photographic locations across the United States, providing locations, useful information and helpful tips to photographers looking to explore new places. Rick's contributions will help fill the need for locations in the eastern United States.


April 5, 2022: Rick Berk's "Mesquite Dunes" selected for The Healing Power of Color Exhibition

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Rick Berk's "Mesquite Dunes" has been selected for inclusion in the exhibition The Healing Power of Color, hosted by Manhattan Arts. Rick's photograph was selected among 100 other artists' work, celebrating color and its power to heal. 

The exhibition is available for viewing online at https://www.healing-power-of-a... until June 4th. 


February 14, 2022: Rick Berk Selected For 17th Annual Maine Photography Show

Rick Berk Selected For 17th Annual Maine Photography Show

Bath, Maine based landscape photographer Rick Berk's image "Cypress Symmetry" has ben selected for inclusion in the 17th annual Maine Photography Show in the "Color" category. This image was selected from 689 submissions, of which approximately 120 were selected.

 This year's juror is Reid Callanan, founder of the renowned Santa Fe Workshops. Callanan selected photographs for three categories, "Black & White", "Color", and the special category for 2022, "Home". 

This year's show can be viewed at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery at One Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, from April 9th thru May 6th. Gallery hours are 11am-5pm, Thursday thru Sunday.


January 8, 2022: New Website!

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I'm pleased to announce the new online home of Rick Berk Photography! For years, I've used a variety of web hosts, ranging from template-based website companies to the profile pages of online marketplaces. I finally had enough of those solutions and their shortcomings, and have decided to have a professional design my site. Widerange Galleries was exactly what I was looking for in a web designer and host. The design is clean and functional, easy for me to maintain, and more importantly, simple for visitors to navigate. I hope you enjoy browsing my work on the new website. And please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.


September 20, 2021: Rick Berk Earns PPA Merits in International Photographic Competition

Rick Berk Earns PPA Merits in International Photographic Competition

Rick Berk has been recognized with merits on three photographs entered in the 2021 International Photographic Competition, held by the Professional Photographers of America. The photos earning merits are:

In addition, The Cutler Coast was accepted into the 2021 Showcase Collection. To view all of this year's merited images, visit the International Photographic Competition Gallery.

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