2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
The Lifetime Achievement Award was started by fellow CTPPA member Art Rich, M. Photog, Cr. as a way to honor longtime CTPPA members for their commitment to the art and business of photography on a professional level. This year we are proud to announce that the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the fabulous and dynamic Lynn Damon, M. Photog., Cr.
Lynn is a photographic artist from Glastonbury specializes in creating portraits of children, families and animals on location or in her studio. Over the years and through three generations, her nationally-lauded impressionistic style has been cherished by clients and judges alike.
From a competitive standpoint, Lynn rose to the top of her profession very quickly, receiving the prestigious Master of Photography Degree through the Professional Photographers of America – the nation’s leading industry body – in 1994 after entering only three International print competitions. Awarded for superior photographic skills—demonstrated through the PPA International Photographic Competition, advanced education and service to the industry. Two years later she achieved the PPA’s Photographic Craftsman Degree, this degree is for service as an orator, author or mentor. This degree shows that you have gone beyond the creation of images and dedicated your time to move the industry forward and encourage education.
Lynn is a three-time President of the Connecticut Professional Photographers Association, serving in this capacity in 2004, 2011 and 2012. She has worked with on on the Board of Directors for over 20 years. In March of 2013, Lynn was chosen by Connecticut Professional Photographers Association to receive the PPA National Award for Outstanding Service to Professional Photography, commemorating her career of service and stewardship to the craft of photography.
In 2014, Lynn was inducted into the Manchester Arts Commission Hall of Fame. This induction recognizes artists, patrons or volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to any field of artistic expression. In 2015, Lynn photographed and donated portrait canvases of over 200 special needs adults for a permanent exhibit for MARC,Inc. of Manchester in memory of her sister Jane, who worked there most of her adult life. Known for her work with the special needs community, Lynn has worked on three portrait exhibits, the first one in 2014 and the second one in 2015 honoring "Mothers Who Inspire", portrait exhibits honoring the mothers raising special needs children. In 2016 Lynn honored "Father's Who Inspire", Father's with their special needs children.
January 20, 2016, at the Glastonbury Chamber Annual meeting and dinner at the Riverfront Community Center, she was honored with the 2015 Business Person of the Year by the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce. This honor is given to a chamber member who has demonstrated high standards of professionalism, innovation in business and an extraordinary commitment to the Glastonbury community.
Please join us at the CTPPA Awards Reception on March 19, 2017 to congratulate Lynn on her Award. Register for the event at www.ctppa.com