The 2020 APA SF Something Personal Exhibition

Tue 08th Dec, 2020

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Something personal winning images with banner and APA Logo

Our 23rd Annual Exhibition

Click here to view the Judges' top 100 selections in the impressive 2020 Something Personal Online Gallery

APA SF would like to offer a heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended our online 23rd Annual Something Personal Exhibition Premiere & Holiday Party on December 9, 2020.

You can watch the top place award winners tell the stories behind their images, and see all of the rest of the 100-image December 9th Exhibition Premiere here on the APA YouTube Channel.

Over 150 creatives, photographers, production professionals and friends showed up online to enjoy the Judges' top 100 original personal images on display from 49 talented photographers, listed below.

We want to extend our gratitude to everyone who participated by entering the contest, and especially to the Judges (listed below) who selected the 100 finest images from a large number of entries.

A special thanks also to our sponsors (please see below) who helped us put on another very successful show. We simply couldn’t continue to present such a quality event without their generous support.

Also, we want to express our deep appreciation to the many volunteers who helped with this years exhibition and party, most notably APA SF Board Members: Nader Khouri, Lupine Hammack, Ken Clickenger, Sarah James, Lisa Vortman, Nicole Morrison, Peter Belanger, Lisa Wiseman, RC Rivera, and Steve Babuljak.   

APA SF would like to congratulate all of the 2020 Exhibitors and remind everyone to keep creating personal work throughout the year. There’s a good chance you could be recognized in 2021 for creating Something Personal.

If you are interested in purchasing a print, please contact the photographer directly.

PURCHASE THE BOOK ! The impressive 108 page printed APA SF 2020 Something Personal Exhibition Catalog is now available for purchase here from Blurb for just $36.11 plus tax/shipping (there is no markup--it is priced at our cost).

Please note:  Correction - Mark Holley's URL should be

2020 Something Personal Exhibitors

List of Exhibitors

2020 Something Personal Judges

SCOTT AAL, Creative Director, Chemistry Club
FRED ABERCROMBIE, Creative Director, Lagunitas Brewing Co.
ANNA ALEXANDER, Director of Photography, WIRED
ANDREA BAKACS, Sr Art Producer, Weiden + Kennedy (Portland)
LIBBY BROCKHOFF, Founder, CEO, Head of Art, Odysseus Arms
MIKE BUTLER, Senior Art Director, Eleven
PAUL CURTIN, Founder / Creative Director, Novio
MATT KLUG, Freelance Creative Director,
SHAZ KUERSCHNER, Manager of Studio & Art Production, Duncan Channon
TIM PASCHKE, Co-Founder, Creative Director, Resin
BRIAN STEELE, Founder & Creative Director, SLATE
FRANKLIN TIPTON, Founder, CCO, Head of Copy, Odysseus Arms

About: APA SF Something Personal Exhibitions

The Key to Success is Your Personal Photographic Style

The American Photographic Artists, San Francisco Chapter (APA SF) Annual Something Personal Gallery Exhibition & Holiday Party is firmly established as THE Northern California photo community event of the year.

For more than two decades, these yearly exhibitions have offered professional photographers an opportunity to proudly display their finest examples of their own personal photographic style, without anyone else's art direction. 

Commercial photographers, like all fine artists, expend considerable time, resources, and effort developing unique, contemporary personal work, not only to expand our own creativity, but also to add to our palette of techniques.

This invigorating, rejuvinating practice accelerates our artistic growth, and it insures that our commercial work continues to be impressive, truly powerful, directly connecting ... and inspiring.

We know that our clients understand and appreciate that a refined artistic style is a crucial element in the overall success of every campaign. 

Top creatives volunteer to judge these annual exhibitions for us, and in doing so, each time, they continually guarantee that we present only high-caliber, new imagery.

Exhibitions of brilliant images attract people who enjoy seeing strong images, before they become public. 

Be a part of this annual unveiling experience -- one of profound professional, creative expression, and join us as we present our tradition of ... Something Personal.

Andy Frasheski winning image with banner and APA Logo

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