FEP Cover Picture of the Year 2016

June 2016


We congratulate with Nina Pauloff, from Finland. With this wonderful picture, she won the FEP Cover Picture of the Year 2016, our contest on facebook.
Thanks to all the photographers who submitted their terrific images during all the year.
And congratulations to all the winners of the FEP Cover Picture of the Months:
JANUARY, Pierre Delaunay, France
FEBRUARY, Martin Krystynek, Slovakia
MARCH, Martin Krystynek, Slovakia
APRIL, Antonio Barrella, Italy
MAY, Igor Dvoretskiy, Russia
JUNE, Nina Pauloff, Finland
JULY, Nina Pauloff, Finland
AUGUST, Eugenio Li Volsi, Italy
SEPTEMBER, Eugenio Li Volsi, Italy
OCTOBER, Andrey Balabasov, Germany
NOVEMBER, Eugenio Li Volsi, Italy
DECEMBER, Alina Garazhenko, Russia
Click HERE to see all the FEP COVER PICTURES 2016

FEP Events 2017

2017The FEP General Assembly 2017, the FEP Photo Day, and the FEP Awards Ceremony will be held in Catania, Italy, on Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd of April, 2017.  

Here is the complete event list of the year 2017:

- February 23, Yokohama, Japan, World Photograhic Cup, winners announcement 

- April 2-3, Catania, Italy, FEP International Photo Day, FEP Book Prize winners announcement, FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2017 Award -Ceremony and 
FEP General Assembly meeting

- July, 8-10, Falmouth, United Kingdom, QEP/MQEP Judging Session and FEP Board meeting 

- November 25-27, Tbilisi, Georgia, 
QEP/MQEP Judging Session and FEP Board meeting 

EP online session n. 17, official results

We are happy to announce that 17 professional photographers have been awarded with the EP title at the last EP judging session!
Our congratulations go to:
Raf Lehaen, Belgium
Grietje Ost, Belgium
Stef Oers, Belgium
Annick Deprins, Belgium
Tom Talloen, Belgium
Joelle Verlaine, Belgium
Mirella Frangella, Germany
Roger O'Sullivan, Ireland
Vibeke Havenstrøm, Norway
Aleksander Konobeev, Spain
Julia Boulanitcheva, Spain
Alexander Mikhnyaev, Spain
Alina Garazhenko, Spain
Mickael Pomortsev, Spain
Vadim Aksentiev, Spain
Aleksandr Osipov, Spain
Danielle Musters, The Netherlands
Apply online now for the EP session #18! Deadline February 28, 2017.

FEP Cover Picture of December 2016

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By Alina Garazhenko, from Russia

The last round of the FEP Cover Picture of the Month for the year 2016 just ended.
In a few days, we will make an album witht all the FEP Cover Pictures of 2016 , to elect the FEP Cover Picture of the Year!
Visit our page on facebook, continue to follow us and... stay tuned! 

WPC Judging just closed

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All finalists will be announced at Imaging USA,in San Antonio, Texas, on January 9, 2017, and circulated after then.
Individual medalists and team winners will be announced at the WPC Awards Ceremony, Yokohama, Japan, on February, 23, 2017.

Since now, everybody may be interested to know that 21 out of 26 teams have at least one finalist and 17 national teams received a medal, with one only receiving 2 medals!  

That truly shows the WPC is the only really global competition for teams made up professional photographers!

FEP Board Meeting, Amsterdam, November 2016, Report

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The FEP Board OF Directors met in Amsterdam, Netherland, on November 21, 2016. The meeting has been perfectly organized by the FEP  Board Member Willem van der Vlies. 
The FEP CEO Giuseppe Scozzi addressed a farewell speech to the Board. The FEP Board presented the CEO with the prestigious “FEP Merit Award”, thanking him for the cooperation, which lasted for more than 20 years. From January, 1st, 2017, the new CEO will be Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas, who is now serving FEP as the Event Manager. 
Among others, the Board confirmed the calendar of event for the next year  and approved a change in the EP rules, transforming the EP  qualification in a LIFE-LONG distinction, without limitations.
As for the future FETA Awards, it has been decided that the students or young photographers who will earn FETA merits will also win a free submission for the QEP qualification.  
Based on the report of the FEP President Andreas Barylli-Fayer, the FEP Board will be happy to support the Austrian project “Masterfestival  Nordkette/Tyrol”, an exhibition which will present each year 5 MQEP in an open space on top of a mountain called Seegrube. 
Finally, all FEP awarded photographers will have the possibility to receive a professional card certifying their status. The project presented by the President of the Portuguese association Rui Teixeira will be investigated in cooperation with the FEP Brand Manager Bernd Gassner.  

FEP Board Members Picture by QEP Eugenio Li Volsi, Amsterdam, November 21, 2016

FETA Award 2016, Official results

FETA logoOKThe FEP FETA Award 2016 goes to Priscilla Pallante, Italy

In 2013, The Federation of European Photographers, in collaboration with a number of Universities and Colleges, introduced a new photographic award for young photographers. The aim is to encourage and recognise the high standard of photographic image making taking place in Europe by final year University students and newly qualified young photographers. 

This year’s recipient Mrs. Priscilla Pallante, a 24 years old Photo Student at the IED – European Institute of Design, Rome, Italy, has been selected among the students from 6 European countries which enter the annual FETA Award, (FEP Emerging Talent Award) dedicated t to best students and young photographer and organized by the Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP) and some educational institutions in Europe. She has also been nominated as the winner of the IPC/Kunio Yatomi, a  Scholarship of US $ 1000 by International Photographic Council (IPC),  a Non-governmental organization of the United Nations,  presented bi-annually by International Photographic Council (IPC). The scholarship was created in 1992 in a collaboration between IPC and JPEA in honor of the late Mr. Kunio Yatomi who was one of the pioneers in the photographic industry of Japan. In 2016 IPC will have two Kunio Yatomi Scholarships, one to a graduate student Kazuhiro Otsuka from Tokai University in Japan to be awarded at the JPEA Annual conference in Tokyo and one to an European Student majors in photo-imaging with outstanding achievement. 

FETA Award 2016 and the combined IPC prize ceremony took place on November 20, 2016, at the photographic institute  FotoVak School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The FETA Chairman Jim Lowe and the European Representative of IPC, Tor Weatherstone, led the Ceremony.
Among others, in her application Priscilla Pallante writes: “The photography I love is the one that can show the unseen, the one that grows in time, influenced by the memory: my images are the result of a process of observation and manipulation. Today my research focuses on the relationship between photography and new technologies (such as 3D print), in order to investigate new strategies to represent worlds that otherwise couldn’t be represented.” 
Jim Lowe, Chairman of the FEP Emerging Talent Award (FETA) commented, that there was an extremely high standard of photographic imagery in this years’ submissions for the Award and added: “Such incredible imagery is taking our profession to a new level and this bodes well, not only for the future of the award, but perhaps more importantly for the future of the photographic profession in Europe. The Award is open to talented young students of photography from Colleges and Universities across Europe who have just completed their photographic studies. The panels of imagery submitted for the FETA award gives viewers an insight into the work produced by these young photographers from different countries. The depth of creativity and technical skills shown by these talented young photographers from all over Europe is excellent. ’The future is bright’ . The work of this year’s winner Priscilla Pallante from Italy demonstrated a high level of both creativity and technical skills expected for the award. It is series of mystical and thought provoking images beautifully shot, using controlled and sensitive blue tinted lighting showing a distinct and personal vision of her subject. Priscilla, is a worthy winner in this exciting new international photographic award for young photographers.” 

The FEP international panel of judges,  assigned also merit certificates to (In alphabetic order): 

Linnea Ernofsson, Falmouth University, United Kingdom; 

Gina Reinholz, Bildungszentrum, Handwerkskammer, Dortmund, Germany; 

Martin Vocadlo, Faculty of Art and Design, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic; 

Laura Wallkötter, Bildungszentrum, Handwerkskammer, Dortmund, Germany


More information about FEP FETA Award can be obtained clicking HERE  

QEP and MQEP November 2016, Official results


QEP and MQEP judging session, November 2016, Official Results

We are happy to announce that at the 34th session of the FEP European Qualifications held in Amsterdam, Netherland, on November 19-20, 2016, 4 Master QEPs and 24 new QEP (Qualified European Photographers) have been awarded. 

Congratulations to:

Roberto Colacioppo, Master QEP, Italy
Tiina Haring, Master QEP, Finland
Silvio Pinto, Master QEP, Portugal
Toñi Sousa Sarmiento, (3rd) Master QEP, Spain

Dmitry Arkhipov, Spain, QEP Landscape
Ilse Bekker, Netherland, QEP Portrait
Juan Carlos Berguices Martín, Spain, QEP Social Reportage
Igor Bulgak, Spain, QEP Wedding
Ann Coppens, Belgium, QEP Wildlife
Juan Manuel del Valle, Spain, QEP Portrait
Yann Faucher, France, QEP Wedding
Mika Hiltunen, Finland, QEP Portrait
Alexander Hurman, Ukraine, QEP Portrait
Terri Lindholm, Sweden, QEP Portrait
Ricardo Meira, Portugal, QEP Wedding
Javi Mercader Bornes, Spain, QEP Wedding
Angeles Mesa Martin, Spain, QEP Portrait
Pilar Navarro Ponce, Spain, QEP Portrait
Rob Pluijm, Netherland, QEP Portrait
Valerie Raynaud, France, QEP Open
Guy Schotte, Belgium, QEP Underwater
Johanna Sjövall, Finland, QEP Illustrative
Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, QEP Landscape
Hélène Valbonetti, France, QEP Personal Research
Colijn van Noort, Netherland, QEP Fine-Art
Ina Vrinssen, Netherland, QEP Portrait
René R. Wenzel, Austria, QEP Reportage
Andreas Zopf, Austria, QEP Reportage

 FEP Group picture by Willem van der Vlies

FEP Cover Picture of November 2016

November Li Volsi


For the third time in the same year, Eugenio Li Volsi, QEP from Italy, won the "Cover Picture of the Month" contest, for the edition of November 2016. Congratulations!
FEP Cover Picture of December contest will open for entries at the end of this month. 
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