Kodak Alaris Names Winners of 30th Annual KODAK Gallery Elite Award

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Kodak Alaris Names Winners of 30th Annual KODAK Gallery Elite Award

ROCHESTER, N.Y. and ATLANTA, G.A. Jan. 11, 2016 – Kodak Alaris unveiled the winners of the KODAK Gallery Elite Awards at Imaging USA (I-USA), the annual conference and trade show of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). This year marks the 30th anniversary of the award, which honors photographers who are members of PPA and have used KODAK PROFESSIONAL Photographic Paper in the final production and presentation of their art. Kodak Alaris will showcase professional prints of the four winning images in its booth, #1820, at I-USA Jan. 10-12, 2015.

Kimberly Smith, of CK Fine Portraits, was named this year’s grand prize winner for her photograph,

Breakfast in Bed. The winning image from the Muskogee, OK-based photographer, who specializes in school and family portraiture, features three sleeping parakeets atop a stack of cups and saucers. The judges selected Smith’s photograph because of its beautiful, soft tones and for bringing four very ordinary images together to create a spectacular piece of art.

“For 30 years, the KODAK Gallery Elite Award has recognized the technical skill and artistry of PPA’s top professional photographers,” said Christopher S. Van Zandt, Vice President & General Manager, Paper & Output Systems, Americas Region, Kodak Alaris. “The winning photographers and their photographs were selected by a panel of experienced PP of A Judges and demonstrate how working with a professional lab and using KODAK PROFESSIONAL Photographic Papers can enhance the beauty, longevity, and quality of professional photography.”

In addition to Smith, three photographers received KODAK Gallery Elite Awards: 

Each winner will receive the KODAK Gallery Elite crystal trophy and a cash prize.  Professional prints of the winning images will be on display in the Kodak Alaris I-USA booth, and featured in promotional materials. Electronic files of the winning images will also be posted online at the KODAK Gallery Elite Winners Showcase.

Any PPA state or district winner of a KODAK Gallery Award, who also printed and submitted their image on any of the various KODAK PROFESSIONAL Photographic Papers was eligible to compete for the KODAK Gallery Elite Award.

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About Kodak Alaris

Kodak Alaris is a company that is passionate about using technology to transform organizations and improve people's lives across the planet. From our digital scanners and intelligent state of the art software services that power some of the world's largest companies to our photographic paper production, printing kiosks and suite of consumer apps, we help people capture and connect with the emotional moments that define all our lives.

We're on a mission to unlock the power of images and information for the world. We work behind the scenes, making the connections, pushing the boundaries of technology and helping consumers to make sense of and exploit the ever-expanding volume of data that is the hallmark of the 21st century.

The consumer side of the business includes Retail Systems Solutions, the world leader in retail photo kiosks and dry lab systems, offering retailers a competitive advantage in the photo services market; Paper & Output Systems, offering photo specialty retailers, professional and wholesale labs, and photographers the broadest portfolio of traditional photographic paper and workflow solutions; Film Capture, offering consumers and professionals an award-winning range of still-camera film products; and Event Imaging Solutions, providing digital souvenir photography services and solutions at theme parks, iconic destinations, resorts and other markets worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.kodakalaris.com.

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