What’s Imaging USA? / IPC at Imaging USA

Spark Your Creativity

Come browse more than 1,000 award-winning images in the International Photographic Competition (IPC) Exhibit then stop by the IPC Merit Café for a series of free mini-sessions exploring the world of photographic competition. 

International Photographic Competition Exhibit

Be inspired by jaw-dropping works of art! View over 1,000 award-winning images from the 2021 International Photographic Competition. Visit the IPC Exhibit at Imaging USA

IPC Merit Café

Learn how you can get involved with a series of bite-sized seminars in the IPC Merit Café at the IPC Lounge.

Lifetime Achievement Award Gallery

Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer

This special exhibit of images from Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Pete Souza will be on display alongside PPA's IPC galleries. It includes Souza’s favorite images of Presidents Obama and Reagan, providing us with candid moments that are windows into their humanity.  

The iconic photographs of Pete Souza are well known from his tenure as Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama. What most people don’t remember is that Souza, who was trained as a photojournalist, was also an Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. Souza was in his late 20’s, at the beginning of his career, when he joined the Reagan White House in 1983. More than 30 years later, Souza returned to the White House to join the Obama administration.

“What makes Pete such an extraordinary photographer, I think, is something more than his ability to frame an interesting moment. It’s his capacity to capture the mood, the atmosphere, and the meaning of that moment.”  ~ Former President Barack Obama from his foreword to Obama: An Intimate Portrait