I entered a couple of portraits of Mina to a contest, World Wide Photography Gala Awards: Portraits & People. It was a two-stage selection and one of the photographs I submitted made it to the second round and is now among the selected ones to be included in the book.
The contest statistics are:
8420 images were received from 70 countries, 628 images passed the first screening and were entered into the second screening. 274 images of 212 artists were selected in the second screening to be featured in the Book Portraits and People 2011.
One of these photographs, which will be published soon, is Mina’s portrait. We’ll see when the book will come out. This is the second time this photograph is making it in a contest, the first was an international salon and the catalog had only the title of the photograph. This time, she will be in the book.