rigaQEP/MQEP SESSIONS: NEXT DATE IN RIGA… then Rome at the end of November!

UK and SPAIN candidates to host the QEP sessions in 2015.    

The next QEP/MQEP session will be held in RIGA, LATVIA on Sat-Sun June 7-8, followed by a FEP Board meeting on Sunday June 8 afternoon.

The hosting FEP Member Latvian Photographers Association, chaired by Igors Djacenko and coordinated by Regina Marcenkiene, has provided the venue for the meetings and will provide a logistic support. Fix those dates in your agenda!

FEP will organise as usual the meeting direction. Local membership and students will be allowed to have a look at and discuss the successful panels.

Of course, this session will be confirmed only if at the date of April 30th we will have a sufficient number of registrations for the assessment. So please FILL AND SEND THE APPLICATION FORMS TO THE FEP SECRETARIAT (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) WITHIN APRIL 30TH, 2014!

We remind you that a translation of the QEP rules is available in the main European languages HERE.

The day after, Monday June 9, the Latvian Association will organize in the same venue an “INSPIRATION CAMP”, consisting in a set of inspirational lectures and a photo exhibition.  The lectures will be held by some of the attending FEP judges and delegates. This event will be patronized by FEP and will offer the local membership and the photographers coming from the close Baltic countries (not yet FEP members) the possibility to meet with FEP, and better feel the benefit to be a member. 

NEXT QEP and MPEP sessions. The second 2014 QEP session will be held in Rome from  November 29 to December 01. It will be host in the photographic Studio Orizzonte, owned by Antonio Barrella and will be coordinated by Adriano Scognamillo. The studio is located in the center of Rome and we will also have an helping support from the students of the IED, Istituto Europeo di Design. As for 2015, BIPP CEO Chris Harper candidates UK and the new FEPFI President, Fernando Barrio candidates Spain, respectively  for the Summer and Winter sessions. The FEP Board will formally approve the calendar at the next meeting.    

FEP Cover Picture of April 2014

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Congratulations to Minimal Photo, from Portugal!

This picture, with more than 280 "likes" is the FEP Cover Picture of the Month, for April 2014.

Visit the FEP official page on facebook to see all the previous cover pictures and all the pictures sumbitted each month.

Then, follow us and enter next round!

Prague Photo, April 7th 2014

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comp 2014We are happy to inform you that the gallery of all the submitted images for the FEP COMPETITION 2014 "FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2014" is online.

You can see it HERE.

We kindly ask to all the photographers who entered this competition to check if all their entries are in the right category and if evertything else is ok. In case, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

The judgment will start in a few days. Results will come in the next months.

The Awards Ceremony will be held in Photokina, Cologne, Germany, on September 18th, 2014.



April, 12th-15th, 2014, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

For more information:

visit the official website

or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the APPIMMAGEM secretariat

FEP on Wikipedia

wikiDear colleagues,

you might be interested to know that an expanded article on FEP is now published on Wikipedia.
You can find it here:

This has been achieved with the precious support of the new member association UAPF, Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers. In particular I’d like to mention and thank Mstyslav Chernov and Maria Shevchenko.
We tried to include in the article as much basic information as possible (including the list of all member associations), still, in case there are some corrections to be made or any improvements, please send a mail to the FEP secretariat and we will introduce these.
The article has an unlimited potential to expand, and some of the sections, such as "Competitions" may even form, in future, independent articles.
If not done yet, we suggest all national member associations to launch articles introducing them (check as an example UAPF Wiki), so that we could raise awareness of our collective network throughout this largest in the world open information source.
Looking forward to hearing your comments.

Best regards,
Giuseppe Scozzi

FEP Cover Picture of March 2014

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Congratulations to Filipe Santos, EP Photographer from Portugal.
His picture received more than 200 "likes" and it is the FEP Cover Picture of March 2014.
Filipe Santos just obtained the EP title, in February 2014.

IPC's Leadership Award goes to MASTER QEP ANDY HENS

Andy J.J. HensWe are happy to communicate that for 2014 the FEP Board of Directors nominated our MASTER QEP Andy Hens to receive the prestigious IPC's Leadership Award Medal on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the United Nations in New York City, outlining that Andy is among those who best exemplifies the professional standards and aspirations of our group.
The IPC (International Photographic Council of which FEP is a member, celebrating this year its 40th anniversary) is an NGO of the United Nations. This award intents to honour 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).
Andy accepted the nomination and will be delighted to represent the FEP in New York.

About Andy Hens :
Andy was born in in Menden, Germany, from a Belgian family, and still owns the Belgian nationality.
The photographic education has been since 1988 his main field of professional activity. He is the first chairman of the German professional photographic board of examination, since 2006, and instructor for professional photography since 1996 at the handcraft-guild Dortmund.
As a Member of the FEP German member association (CentralVerband Deutscher Berufsfotografen) , he become Qualified European Photographer (QEP) in 2008 and Master QEP in 2009.
For many years Andy Hens completely committed himself to the education and development of professional photographers, both at a national and European level, as a FEP Delegate of the mentioned German Professional Photographers since 2006, and as a member of the international FEP judging panel since 2009.
His judging expertise for many years in Germany and Europe, and the standard of his work, has brought a wider focus on professional photography in many countries.
Since last year, Andy is also the Vice President of the Central Federation of German Professional Photographers.

FEP Cover Picture of February 2014





This picture, by Sylvie Lezier, France, with 250 likes, is the winner of the FEP Cover Contest of Febrauary and it will be the FEP Cover Picture for all the month... !!!


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