FEP Awards 2011 - Winners Announced
The winners of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2011 competition have been announced. The overall winner is Spanish Photographer Oriol Jolonch, who also won the Golden Camera 2011 award in the Illustrative category, whilst the Young European Professional Photographer of the Year 2011 title has been awarded to Luca Leon Fasching of Austria.
FEP Press Release
The best amongst the best…
Supported by Epson, the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2011 was presented in Brussels on November 26th 2011.
From more than 2000 images submitted to the competition our 7 judges worked intensely to find the best amongst the best within the categories of Professional European Wedding, Commercial, Portrait, Reportage, Landscape and Illustrative. There were even special categories for non-European Photographers and Student/Young Photographers.
Each category winner received a Golden Camera – and the best amongst the best became the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2011
The successful 2011 competition is the 3rd FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year from the Federation of European Professional Photographers that represents some 50.000 Photographers in 21 countries.
“Our partnership with Epson has been vital to the success of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards. Epson joined with us as an act of faith and over three years we have gone from an idea to the most prestigious competition for professional photographers in Europe if not beyond. Anyone who has visited the competition on our Web Site will see the quality of photography that exists in Europe. We are very grateful to Epson for its continued support”, says FEP President Neil Warner, Master QEP
The Awards night was a very special evening for all, but mostly for the Spanish Photographer Oriol Jolonch, who was announced as the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2011, at a reception on November 26th 2011 in the prestigious Zoom Gallery of the Hotel Silken in Brussels.
The images in the exhibition were beautifully printed and presented by Epson.
“Spanish Photographer Oriol Jolonch’s images show a very fascinating surreal world that attracts attention and gives a joyful fantasy to the viewer.”, said Chairman of the Jury, Master QEP, Jørgen Brandt. ” The images demonstrate total control of the process of creation and sets a high benchmark in European Photography”.
“Each and every one of the Golden Camera winners represent excellence in their photographic specialities and gives inspiration to colleagues in all Europe and beyond” adds FEP President Neil Warner, Master QEP.
Bettina Scheerbarth from Hahnemühle adds, “All winners of the FEP Hahnemühle Portrait category shoot impressive faces which strikes a chord in every observer. The awarded photographers have the gift to tell a story in only one image. Hahnemühle steps in with genuine artist paper on which these stories come to life when the image is printed.”
Herewith is the list of the Golden, Silver and Bronze Cameras 2011
Oriol Jolonch Spain: FEP European Illustrative Golden Camera 2011
Jose Diogo Freitas Portugal: FEP European Illustrative Silver Camera Award 2011
Germàn Arce Spain: FEP European Illustrative Bronze Camera Award 2011
Ondrej Prosicky Czech Rep.: FEP European Landscape Golden Camera 2011
Filip Kulisev Slovakia: FEP European Landscape Silver Camera Award 2011
Jiri Stransky Czech Rep.: FEP European Landscape Bronze Camera Award 2011
Igor Sakharov Russia: HAHNEMÜHLE FEP European Portrait Golden Camera 2011
Ingrid van Heteren Netherlands: HAHNEMÜHLE FEP European Portrait Silver Camera Award 2011
Carl Tighe Ireland: HAHNEMÜHLE FEP European Portrait Bronze Camera Award 2011
Antonio Gibotta Italy: FEP European Reportage Golden Camera 2011
Paolo Barbuio Italy: FEP European Reportage Silver Camera Award 2011
Philippe Le Jeune France: FEP European Reportage Bronze Camera Award 2011
Javier Avis Barrado Spain: FEP European Wedding Golden Camera 2011
Xanti Rodriguez Spain: FEP European Wedding Silver Camera Award 2011
Jose Luis Guardia Peinado Spain: FEP European Wedding Bronze Camera Award 2011
René de Brunn Germany: FEP European Commercial Golden Camera 2011
Xanti Rodriguez Spain: FEP European Commercial Silver Camera Award 2011
Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez Spain: FEP European Commercial Bronze Camera Award 2011
Soh Chee Loon Jericho Singapore: FEP International Photographers’ Golden Camera 2011
Lucas Ting Malaysia: FEP International Photographers’ Silver Camera Award 2011
Tami Reynolds Canada: FEP International Photographers’ Bronze Camera Award 2011
Luca Leon Fasching Austria: FEP European Students and Young Photographers’ Golden Camera 2011
Dawid Krysiak Poland: FEP European Students and Young Photographers’ Silver Camera Award 2011
Marjan Kegels Belgium: FEP European Students and Young Photographers’ Bronze Camera Award 2011
Photo: Luca Leon Fasching