Conway Photographer recognized in International Photographic Competition

Conway Institute of Music

Mike Kemp of Mike Kemp Photography received a Bronze Pin for his entry

Mike Kemp of Mike Kemp Photography in Conway was recently awarded a bronze pin for his entry in the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) International Photographic Competition.

Kemp was notified late last year his image title “Unbroken” had been selected as a finalist in the Children and Teens category. The photo features Alphonso “A.J.” Turner of Conway. The photo of Turner was originally featured in 501 LIFE magazine.

Mike Kemp "Unbroken"
Mike Kemp “Unbroken”

Kemp traveled to the PPA Imaging Conference in Lexington, Ky. in January where the photo was recognized in their multi-round awards judging. Images were accepted as finalists based on impact, technical excellence, composition and style.

Kemp spent 15 years as a photojournalist before turning his skills to focus on portrait and commercial photography. His background in photojournalism has led him to create portraits that are relaxed and natural. After leaving photojournalism, he spent time as the photographer for the University of Central Arkansas before opening Mike Kemp Photography in 2015. In addition to his studio, Mike serves as photo director for 501 Life magazine.

Specializing in headshot, commercial and portrait photography, Kemp earned his Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from PPA in 2018. He has served on the board of directors for APPA, serving as president in 2019-2020.

Visit or call 501-472-0678 for booking information for Mike Kemp, CPP.

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