Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008

Cunningham Falls photograph wins international honors

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Professional photographer Roger Hammons of North Potomac had three of his photographs on display at the 116th International Exhibition of Professional Photography held in Tampa, Fla., this week. The exhibition is held in conjunction with Imaging USA 2008, the annual convention of the Professional Photographers of America.

Hammons’ photos were chosen from approximately 5,000 entries.

His photo ‘‘A Cascade of Color,” taken along the trails of Cunningham Falls National Park, was judged to be of exceptional merit and selected for the PPA’s most prestigious Loan Collection. Prints in the Loan Collection are regularly featured in the PPA’s monthly magazine.

Hammons is the owner⁄photographer of Roger Hammons Photography, LLC, which specializes in wedding, portrait and fine art photography. In 2006, he was recognized by the PPA as a Certified Professional Photographer, having demonstrated superior knowledge of the craft of photography via written examination and a critical review of his professional wedding and portrait photography. More information is available at the studio’s Web site at

Chevy Chaseresident completesleadership program

Lawrence S. Ottinger, president of the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest in Washington, recently completed an eight-month long leadership development program sponsored by Leadership Maryland.

Leadership Maryland, celebrating its 15th graduating class, honored this Chevy Chase resident, along with 51 statewide classmates.

Leadership Maryland, an independent, educational leadership development organization, informs top level executives from the public and private sectors about the critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing Maryland, and its regions.

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