It takes a lot to earn Diamond Photographer of the Year status in PPA’s annual International Photographic Competition. And in 2021, a whopping 54 photographers brought their very best to earn the designation. Amazingly, four of these photographers earned it twice, in both the Photographic Open and Artist categories.
Diamond status is achieved when all four images a photographer enters in a competition category—a case—earns a spot in the Imaging Excellence Collection (formerly the Loan Collection). Photographers can enter in three categories: Photographic Open, Artist, and Wedding.
Below are galleries representing each category.