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FEP Cover Picture of the Month of April 2013

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Congratulation To Felicia Sisco, from France!

This wonderful image won the FEP Cover Picture of the Month of April 2013!

(Felicia also won the FEP Cover Picture of the month last year, at the July edition).

Please visit our page on Facebook to see all the great pictures received for this contest.


SAY CHEESE! Minsk, Belarus, March 21-23, 2013

“Photography in Eastern Partnership countries, challenges and solution” was the theme of the international conference held in Minsk (Belarus), hosted in the local Journalism University  on March 21 to 23. FEP was represented by the FEP CEO, Giuseppe Scozzi.
PaVL 21 03 2013 0135The entire program has been funded by the EU, under the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme. Partner countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The aims of the programme, called “SAY CHEESE!” are related to the capacity building, networking and promotion of Eastern Partnership photography. The project duration is 30 months and it will be practically devoted on several meetings, a search on needs and expectations (1,500 answers already received), building a common web portal for the associations, and finally publishing a  “Family album” where the best of the photography around the involved countries will be included. As a practical result, people representing associations who did not cooperate since the soviet times, or countries which recently even fought, had the chance to meet within colleagues  and start networking in a peaceful and friendly atmosphere .

The presentations made by the single delegations  and the collective photo exhibition opened in a Museum gallery during the event, showed an advanced technical and artistic standard by the local colleagues. Most of the exposed pictures where good reportages, with some  landscapes, fine art pictures and a few portraits.
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On the second day, a round table was dedicated to the prospect for partnership between organizations, business and cooperation  with western countries and the FEP.
The FEP CEO illustrated FEP, its activities and membership opportunities, getting a lot  of interesting reactions from the attending delegates. They are very interested in entering the FEP qualification system, in getting support  about matters like marketing, branding, promotion, etc. and to meet in future  with some of our best qualified photographers.


As a result of the meeting , FEP will be invited again for the next phases of the project. In the meanwhile, the single associations will discuss at their board level to possibly apply for a FEP membership in the very near future. With this in mind, a possible problem to face is that - so far-  the national  “unions” have mixed membership of professional photographers , school teachers, students, and so called pro-sumers and advanced amateurs. However, all associations are willing in case to adjust their constitutions, to found brand new bodies or to create fully professional sections within the actual ones, to become eligible as FEP members. FEP will send all attending  delegations information about it and is to invite them to attend as witnesses our next meetings.

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(C) Pictures by Pavlov Vladzimir

 


“Photography in Eastern Partnership countries, challenges and solution” was the theme of the international conference held in Minsk (Belarus), hosted in the local Journalism University  on March 21 to 23. FEP was represented by the FEP CEO, Giuseppe Scozzi.

The entire program has been funded by the EU, under the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme. Partner countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The aims of the programme, called “SAY CHEESE!” are related to the capacity building, networking and promotion of Eastern Partnership photography. The project duration is 30 months and it will be practically devoted on several meetings, a search on needs and expectations (1,500 answers already received), building a common web portal for the associations, and finally publishing a  “Family album” where the best of the photography around the involved countries will be included. As a practical result, people representing associations who did not cooperate since the soviet times, or countries which recently even fought, had the chance to meet within colleagues  and start networking in a peaceful and friendly atmosphere .

The presentations made by the single delegations  and the collective photo exhibition opened in a Museum gallery during the event, showed an advanced technical and artistic standard by the local colleagues. Most of the exposed pictures where good reportages, with some  landscapes, fine art pictures and a few portraits.

On the second day, a round table was dedicated to the prospect for partnership between organizations, business and cooperation  with western countries and the FEP.

The FEP CEO illustrated FEP, its activities and membership opportunities, getting a lot  of interesting reactions from the attending delegates. They are very interested in entering the FEP qualification system, in getting support  about matters like marketing, branding, promotion, etc. and to meet in future  with some of our best qualified photographers.

As a result of the meeting , FEP will be invited again for the next phases of the project. In the meanwhile, the single associations will discuss at their board level to possibly apply for a FEP membership in the very near future. With this in mind, a possible problem to face is that - so far-  the national  “unions” have mixed membership of professional photographers , school teachers, students, and so called pro-sumers and advanced amateurs. However, all associations are willing in case to adjust their constitutions, to found brand new bodies or to create fully professional sections within the actual ones, to become eligible as FEP members. FEP will send all attending  delegations information about it and is to invite them to attend as witnesses our next meetings.

 


FEP Cover Picture of the Month - March 2013

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Congratulations to Aline Aubert Gilbert, from France!
With more than 140 likes, this beautiful picture is the FEP Cover Picture of the Month of March 2013!
We invite to visit our page on Facebook to see all the wonderful pictures received for this contest.


QEP/MQEP next session: a new address where to send the panels

ClementeJimenez012Important information for the member associations and QEP and MQEP candidates: We inform you that the next QEP and MQEP session will be held in Denmark, on Sat-Sun June 15-16. This is the address where all the panels must be sent:

KTS - Koebenhavn Teknisk Skole
Broenderslev Allé 25
2770 Kastrup -Denmark
You need to indicate on the cases: 
Att. Jens Ingevall 
PRIVATE - DO NOT OPEN
Mark: FEP QEP/MQEP

The cases must arrive from June 1st to June 12th 
The rules and organization of the assessment session will not change, including the return-service of the panels. The dead line for pre-registrations is as usual April 30th .
Complete set of rules, entry forms and further details on our website: "qualifications"

(Picture by Clemente Jimenez, MQEP)


NEIL WARNER, MQEP: 2013 IPC Award Luncheon at the UN

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We are happy to communicate that for 2013 the FEP Board of Directors nominated our Vice President and Past President Neil Warner, ,MASTER QEP, to receive the prestigious IPC's Leadership Award Medal on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the United Nations in New York City, outlining that Neil is among those who best exemplifies the professional standards and aspirations of our group.

The IPC (International Photographic Council is an NGO of the United Nations, of which FEP is a member, and the award intents to honor outstanding working professional photographers, one from each of  the nine professional photographer organizations who belong to the IPC (FEP is the only one for Europe).

Neil accepted the nomination and will be delighted to represent the FEP in New York.

About Neil Warner :

Neil Warner  was the first Irish photographer to win the Craftsman Award. He also holds the Associateship of the Irish Professional Photographers Association, the fellowship of the British Institute of Professional Photography and the Fellowship of the British Master Photographers Association. At the European level, Neil holds the Master Qualified European Photographer award (MQEP), the supreme distinction for the best European professional photographers.

Neil Warner is actually the FEP Vice President. He was in charge as the President of the Federation of European Photographers from 2008 up 2012 and he received last September the FEP Merit Award for his outstanding leadership and dedication along the years.  

His professional specializations are mainly corporate, commercial, illustrative, fine art, and recently corporate  video productions.

Neil works and lives in Galway, Ireland.  

You can see more about Neil and his images and videos on http://europeanphotographers.eu/my-profile/userprofile/neilwarner or directly on his website www.warnerphoto.org


LET'S MEET IN GMUNDEN!

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Did you miss our early birds deadline?
Why hesitate anymore? How can you afford to miss this great opportunity?
Register now and join us in Gmunden for a wonderful event!

Don’t worry, you can still save 40€, but only if you act quickly!

The FEP International Photo Days congress in Gmunden has extended its early birds deadline until the end of February, so for only 199€ you can experience one of the highlights of the photographic year 2013!

For two days the picturesque, storybook town of Gmunden, Austria will be the host for Europe’s finest photographers; you will listen to five amazing lecturers and have a chance to visit the extensive trade fair or just chill out and soak up the amazing atmosphere. Not to mention enjoying the social program!

The event will be a wonderful opportunity for professionals, young talents and students to get to know the actual standards and current trends in social and commercial photography throughout Europe and moreover, to network and share with many others practical ideas, providing inspiration second to none.

Please be aware that if you have an accompanying person with you, there is an alternative social and tourist program available (details on the website). Accompanying persons can also either register for the congress and take part in the events or just enjoy the beautiful scenery of Gmunden and share the hotel room at an additional cost of 50€ per night. Attendance at the awards ceremony is complimentary for everybody.

If you travel to the congress in a group of more than 3 or 4 persons, the Austrian association can organize shuttle busses or taxis from Salzburg and Vienna airports to pick you up. This service will also be free of charge from Salzburg but with a charge from Vienna.

Don't delay, do it today! Registration form for the congress and further details about the programme can be found at www.gmunderfototage.at  and in our "EVENTS" area.

Remember this amazing offer is only available until 28th February 2013.

Save your money, register now!
See you there!


FEP Facebook Cover Picture of the Month - February 2013

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Patrik Forth, from Finland, already winner of the Cover Picture of September 2012, won again this contest!

This beautiful image is the FEP Cover Picture of February 2013! Congratulations!!!

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