The Lisping Dog is a blog by artist and photographer Danica Barreau, covering a wide range of passions such dogs, food, art, photography, and the proper use of the Oxford comma.


Image courtesy of Tony Corbell

Grove City, Ohio – Grove City pet photographer and digital artist, Danica Barreau, was awarded two prestigious Grand Imaging Awards by the Professional Photographers of America at a ceremony in Nashville, TN on January 21st, 2020. Over 5,200 images were submitted to the 80th annual International Photographic Competition in twelve different categories. Mrs. Barreau was a Grand Imaging finalist in two categories and won third place in both.

“It’s a great honor to win a Grand Imaging Award,” said Mrs. Barreau. “It’s an amazing competition and a wonderful opportunity to push myself to be a better photographer; to be recognized is just icing on the cake.”

In addition, Mrs. Barreau was conferred the degree of Master of Photography by PPA president Audrey Wancket, M.Photog.Cr, CPP at the association’s annual convention. Mrs. Barreau is also a Master Artist, Certified Professional Photographer, and the owner of Pouka Art & Photography. She is a member of the American Society of Photographers and serves on the board of the Professional Photographers of Ohio.

Grand Imaging Award winner in the “Creative Open” category.

Grand Imaging Award winner in the “Animals” category.

Danica Barreau, M.Photog.M.Artist, CPP with her degree sponsor, Susan Gertz, M.Photog, CPP and PPA president Audrey Wancket, M.Photog.Cr, CPP.