February 10, 2010

Maddaloni Joins Derex and Morgan as Respected Print Judges at 2/17/10 Meeting

The complete bios of our esteemed judges, David Derex, current PPANJ/North Region President and Tab Morgan, Past President 2007-08 are in earlier posts.

They will be joined by Anthony P. Maddaloni, Master Photographer and Fellow – American Society of Photographers. A graduate of Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut, he began photographing and working in the darkroom during his fifteen-year employment as an engineer for a major chemical company. In 1981, Tony opened his photography studio; Sunset Photographers in Nutley, New Jersey specializing in portraits, weddings and environmental photography.

Tony earned his Master’s Degree in 1993 and a Craftsman Degree in 1995 from the Professional Photographers of America. In 2001 he received the coveted Fellowship from the American Society of Photographers. The Fellow is the highest earned award that can be attained in professional photography and is shared by only 77 living photographers in the world.

Maddaloni’s images have won countless awards including numerous Loan Collection prints, with seven images selected into the American Society of Photographers Master Traveling Loan collection. His work has been displayed at Epcot Center in Florida four times. He has won three Kodak Gallery Awards and an Arthritis Foundation Award as well as many state and regional awards including the Fassbender Award from the Professional Photographers Association of New Jersey in 1990 and 1996. This award is given to the photographer who has submitted the photograph judged as Best in Show at the Association’s annual convention.

Also, five of his prints have been selected for the PPANJ’s Mallas Award, which is presented for the Best Pictorial submitted in their annual competition. In 2001 he was bestowed the title of New Jersey Professional Photographer of the year by the PPANJ. In 2002 Fuji Photo Film, USA honored Anthony for his Photographic Excellence with the ASP Regional Medallion Award.

Currently Maddaloni is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, the American Society of Photographers, the Professional Photographers Association of New Jersey and the Professional Photographers Association of New England.

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