News from around Europe

Belgium Award Winners Show

 
At the New Year’s Drink of the Belgium National Association of Professional Photographers all the award winning photographers of the year 2016 were honoured on stage. All the awarded pictures were first shown on screen to the public.

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 The EP certificated photographers were honoured by EP jury chairman Johan Brouwers (left).
 
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Pascale Vandewalle QEP Reportage, Guy Schotte QEP Underwater Photography and Ann Coppens, QEP Wildlife on stage with Caroline Tanghe, vice president and Jos Verhoogen, president of the NVB.
 
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 FEP Professional Photographer of the Year 2016 awarded photographers.
 
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 WPC Finalist Ann Coppens (6th from the left) and the World Photographic Cup Team Belgium 2017 
 

 Pictures © Danny Migalski
 

Lens op de mens, Overpelt, Belgium


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Next summer 2017 the Cultural Centre Palethe in Overpelt (Belgium) will organize the first edition of a two-yearly international photo festival ‘Lens op de mens’ (Spotlight on people). 
The Belgian association of professional photographers Nationale Vereniging van Beroepsfotografen is an official partner of this event. All professional and keen amateur photographers from around the world are welcome in Overpelt to show their most photogenic work to a large public. For this 2017 edition the subject is the human portrait and the President of the International Jury will be FEP Board Member Johan Brouwers, QEP.
 
The FEP and the NVB are happy to invite all of you to participate at this exhibition. There are some awards up for grabs. If your photos are selected for the festival, you are automatically entered to win one of these awards. So, who knows? Maybe your photos will be exhibited in the streets of Overpelt for a whole summer next year!

 

More on http://www.fotofestivaloverpelt.be/


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Jean-Félix Bernetel, President of GNPP

Jean-Félix Bernetel, re-elected President of GNPP

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We are happy to annonce that our Vice-President, Board Member and QEP Jean-Félix Bernetel has been re-elected for a second time as President of the French FEP member association GNPP - Groupement National de la Photographie Professionnelle.


Congratulations Jean-Félix!


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IPC cordially invite all FEP members visiting Photokina to the dedication ceremony of the photo exhibition “The United Nations at 70”
Passage 4/5 between Hall 4 and 5, September 20, 2016 at 4:00 p.m


WhiteWall is a new official FEP partner


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WhiteWall is proudly announcing to be a new official partner of FEP since August 2016. As a trademark of the Berlin-based Avenso GmbH, which has run the photo lab as well as the online photo service WhiteWall.com since 2007. WhiteWall is valued for outstanding quality among professional and hobby photographers alike. A new standard for professional grade photo prints, the online photo lab is revolutionizing the way enthusiasts and pros alike print their pictures. WhiteWall allows anyone to upload, print, mount and frame their images in gallery quality, using award-winning acrylic glass, metal & aluminum prints, and hand crafted solid wood frames.
 
Over 80 photo magazines have commended the quality of the online photo lab’s work. Those who want to get a firsthand look at why should come to Photokina in Cologne this September. In addition to a WhiteWall stand in Hall 4.1, the FEP stand will feature WhiteWall’s award-winning quality in HD Metal Prints of this year’s winners of the FEP Golden Cameras, WPC Gold Medals, and Master QEPs in cooperation with ChromaLuxe, FEP partner too.
 
What sets WhiteWall apart is its wide range of premium photo finishing materials, especially acrylic glass, its German craftsmanship, and its ability to deliver made-to-order photo products within 10 business days around the world. All products are available in large, custom sizes, 24/7 on WhiteWall.com. All orders are processed with care and shipped worldwide from the WhiteWall photo lab in Frechen, near Cologne, Germany in custom cut packaging for maximum protection. 
 
Get to know WhiteWall with a special welcome discount of 20% using the Code* WWFEP2016 
Redeem your voucher on www.WhiteWall.com!
 
Want to know more about WhiteWall? Check out our Video HERE.
 
*Valid until 31. October 2016. Not combinable. Only for new customers. Shipping is not included.





photokina 2016 – Imaging Unlimited

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From September 20 to 25 the pulse of the photo, video and imaging industry beats in Cologne, Germany this autumn.

Discover countless fascinating possibilities on all aspects of imaging, and test out brand new technologies.

Meet around 180,000 photographers and videographers and some 1,000 exhibitors from around the world.

In addition to five exciting theme worlds, you can also look forward to a fantastic programme of interesting workshops, impressive displays and exciting events.

Use the chance to enter into a dialogue with imaging pros from all over the world about brand new products and innovations and themes of interest for the industry.

Let yourself be inspired – come to Cologne!

FEP will be present at photokina 2016 with a booth and a printed exhibition. Further news will come soon.

 

www.photokina.com


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News from Austria: Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016


Organized by the Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) and Edition Lammerhuber in partnership with UNESCO, the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association and the International Press Institute (IPI), the 2016 Alfred Fried Photography Award is open for entries.


Extended deadline: 10 June 2016. 
The competition is free of charge.

The annual award ceremony will take place in September at the Austrian Parliament in Vienna to celebrate the five winners. One of them will receive a cash prize of € 10 000 for the PEACE IMAGE OF THE YEAR.
 
For more information, please visit www.friedaward.com

Bruno Vetters gives the presidentship of Belgian Association NVB to Jos Verhoogen

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On a big event in the FotoMuseum in Antwerp, the Belgian association of professional photographers changed his president.
 
After nine year of engagement, Bruno Vetters gave his presidentship to Jos Verhoogen, who was vice president of the association. 
 
The same day the Golden Medal World Cup 2015, the Silver and Bronze Camera’s 2015, all the EP, QEP and Masters from last year where awarded on stage in front of more than 150 colleagues.

From FEP: "Welcome Jos Verhoogen and thanks Bruno Vetters for 9 years of great cooperation!"
 

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