PMA Launches, a New Community for Photo Enthusiasts

PMA Launches, a New Community for Photo Enthusiasts


Jackson, MI—PMA launched a new website,, a place for photo enthusiasts, professional photographers, photo retailers, imaging labs and manufacturers to meet and learn from each other.

“The website offers photo contests with great prizes, tips and tricks from expert photographers, and a calendar of events, where photo enthusiasts can find out what’s happening in the world of photography, right where they live and work,” said Jim Esp, Executive Director of PMA. “Retailers, labs, framers, photographers and other imaging industry members can share their news and invite photo enthusiasts in their local markets to take part in whatever they’re doing. Of course, details about all the exciting happenings at The Big Photo Show events are there, too.”

The new site and community will support The Big Photo Show, an event that will be held in different venues across the United States. There, photo enthusiasts can see, touch and try the latest in photography gear; meet representatives from the top equipment manufacturers, retailers and labs; learn new ways to hone their skills and take their photography to the next level; and interact with other photographers. The Big Photo Show inaugural event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on May 4–5, 2013, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

The online community at is place where people who love taking pictures—at all levels, from beginners to advanced amateurs to professional photographers—can visit to share their knowledge, questions and passion.

“The Big Photo Show and the new, corresponding online community at will bring consumers who love photography together with the people who have made it their life’s work to serve them. What a remarkable opportunity for imaging businesses to develop relationships with photo enthusiasts, and for those avid photographers to discover all the wonderful tools and services this industry has to offer, to help them grow in both passion and ability as photographers,” added Allen Showalter, PMA president.
Companies interested in exhibiting in or sponsoring The Big Photo Show can contact Jeff Frazine at