Antonio Barrella is the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2016
The results of the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2016 – competition were revealed on Sunday evening, March, 13th, during the Expofoto event in Santa Maria de Feira, Portugal. The awards were presented by the FEP Event Manager Anna Kaleva-Tsagklas and the chairman of the competition Jørgen Brandt.
Thousands of images from several hundred photographers from across Europe entered the competition. According to the chairman, “The competition is a huge inspiration to all of us in the European photographic community”.

And the winner was........ Antonio Barrella, from Italy. He has been announced as the FEP EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016. Congratulations! 

Antonio Barrella got his QEP in 2014, his Master QEP in 2015, and for this competition he won the FEP European Commercial Golden Camera 2016 and the FEP European Fashion Golden Camera 2016. With this last set of pictures submitted for the category “fashion”, he obtained the overall winner’s title.

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Congratulations to all the other Golden, Silver and Bronze Cameras winners, coming from all over Europe:
COMMERCIAL
ANTONIO BARRELLA, Italy, FEP European Commercial GOLDEN CAMERA, 2 Merit Awards, 1 Excellence Award 
ONNI WILJAMI KINNUNEN, Finland, FEP European Commercial  SILVER CAMERA, 1 Merit Award, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence Award
MATHIAS KNIEPEISS, Austria, FEP European Commercial BRONZE CAMERA, 2 Merit Awards, 1 Distinction Award 
FASHION
ANTONIO BARRELLA, Italy, FEP European Fashion GOLDEN CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence Award
LLUIS OLIVER, Spain, FEP European Fashion SILVER CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence Award
CORMAC BYRNE, Ireland, FEP European Fashion BRONZE CAMERA, 1 Merit Award
ILLUSTRATION
ANTTI KARPPINEN, Finland, FEP European Illustration GOLDEN CAMERA, 1 Merit Award, Distinction Award
ALVARO RUIZ, Spain, FEP European Illustration SILVER CAMERA, 1 Merit Award, 1 Excellence Award
ONNI WILJAMI KINNUNEN, Finalnd, FEP European Illustration BRONZE CAMERA, 2 Merit Awards
LANDSCAPE
STEFAN BRENNER, Austria, FEP European Landscape GOLDEN CAMERA, 1 Merit Award, 1 Excellence Award
TOM D. JONES, Belgium, FEP European Landscape SILVER CAMERA, 3 Merit Awards 
MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN, Ireland, FEP European Landscape BRONZE CAMERA, 2 Merit Awards 
PORTRAIT
ONNI WILJAMI KINNUNEN, Finland, FEP European Portrait GOLDEN CAMERA, 3 Excellence Awards
VICENTE ESTEBAN, Spain, FEP European Portrait SILVER CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence Award 
VESA TYNI, Finland, FEP European Portrait BRONZE CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence Award
REPORTAGE/PHOTOJOURNALISM
JOS VERHOOGEN, Belgium, FEP European  Reportage GOLDEN CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Excellence Awards
RUI CARIA, Portugal, FEP European  Reportage SILVER CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 2 Excellence Awards
JORGE BACELAR, Portugal, FEP European  Reportage BRONZE CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence Award
SPORTS
SIMON HAUSBERGER, Austria, FEP European Sports GOLDEN CAMERA, 2 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence
PIERRE DELAUNAY, France, FEP European Sports SILVER CAMERA, 1 Merit Award, 2 Distinction Awards
MATHIAS KNIEPEISS, Austria, FEP European Sports BRONZE CAMERA, 1 Distinction Award, 1 Excellence Award
WEDDING
CARLOS FELIPE ORTIZ, Spain, FEP European Wedding GOLDEN CAMERA, 2 Excellence Awards
NEVZAT BASARAN, Denmark, FEP European Wedding SILVER CAMERA, 2 Distinction Awards, 1 Excellence Award  
JUAN CARLOS GUARDIA VAZQUEZ, Spain, FEP European Wedding BRONZE CAMERA , 1 Merit Award, 1 Distinction Award
WILDLIFE
TOM D. JONES, Belgium, FEP European Wildlife GOLDEN CAMERA , 3 Excellence Awards
DMITRY ARKHIPOV, Russia, FEP European Wildlife SILVER CAMERA, 1 Merit Award, 2 Distinction Awards  
JÜRGEN DE WITTE, Belgium, FEP European Wildlife BRONZE CAMERA, 1 Merit Award, 1 Excellence Award 
STUDENTS AND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS
FRIDA BRINGSLIMARK, Norway, FEP European Students and Young Photographers GOLDEN CAMERA , 1 Merit Award, 2 Distinction Awards
LUIS RÜSING, Germany, FEP European Students and Young Photographers SILVER CAMERA, 3 Merit Awards 
SALVA RUIZ, Spain, FEP European Students and Young Photographers BRONZE CAMERA, 1 Merit Award  
FINALISTS
COMMERCIAL
Stephan Huger, Austria,  Finalist with 1 Merit Award and 1 Excellence Award
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Antti Karppinen, Finland Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Gerry O'Leary, Ireland , Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Thomas Schauer, Austria, Finalist  
Odd Furenes, Norway, Finalist with 1 Merit Award 
Gareth Byrne, Ireland , Finalist with 1 Merit Award
FASHION 
Onni Wiljami Kinnunen, Finland, Finalist  
Edgar Raphael, Portugal, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Michael Schnabl, Austria, Finalist 
Riccardo Urnato, Italy, Finalist 
Michael Hayes, Ireland, Finalist  
Natalia Pipkina, Norway, Finalist  
Patrizia Burra, Italy, Finalist 
ILLUSTRATION
Xanti Rodriguez, Spain, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Jon Klasbu, Norway, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Krister Löfroth, Finland, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Katya Rashkevich, Russia, Finalist  
Patrizia Burra, Italy, Finalist  
Michael Schnabl, Austria, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award  
André Boto, Portugal, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Siri Sødahl, Norway, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
LANDSCAPE
Peter Gordon, Ireland, Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Marcos Rodríguez, Spain, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award 
Franz G. Messenbäck, Austria, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Daragh Muldowney, Ireland, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Simon Hausberger, Austria, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Bram Declercq, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award 
PORTRAIT
Igor Sakharov, Russia, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award and 1 Distinction Award
Richard K. Johansen, Norway, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Garfield Trummer, Austria, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Patrizia Burra, Italy, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Yves-Michel Barclay, France, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Yeray Menéndez, Spain, Finalist with 2 Distinction Awards
Guido Pelgrim, The Netherlands, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
REPORTAGE
Vincenzo Tessarin, Italy, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award and 1 Merit Award
Vanessa Forget, France, Finalist with 2 Distinction Awards
Svetlana Petrova, Russia, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Ulrich Schulte, Sweden, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award and 1 Merit Award
Jesus Jimenez, Spain, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award and 1 Merit Award
Marcos Rodríguez, Spain, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Roberto Colacioppo Italy, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
SPORTS
Herbert Kratky, Austria, Finalist with 1 Distinction and 2 Merit Awards
Jose Luis Mendez Fernandez, Spain, Finalist with 2 Merit Awards
Miloŝ Fic, Czech Republic, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Marek Musil, Czech Republic, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Harald Voglhuber, Austria, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Yeray Menendez, Spain, Finalist 
Nicola Ughi, Italy, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
WEDDING
Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez, Spain, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Igor Link, Germany, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Clemente Jimenez, Spain, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Manuel González, Spain, Finalist with 1 Excellence Award
Philippe Swiggers, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Manola van Leeuwe, The Netherlands, Finalist 
Nuno Teixeira, Portugal, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
WILDLIFE
Seppo Rintala, Finland, Finalist with 2 Distinction Awards
Lluisa Viladoms Bargallo, Spain, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Thomas De Sterck, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Martin Morel, France, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Jos Verhoogen, Belgium, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Simon Hausberger, Austria, Finalist 
Tim Hunt, United Kingdom, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
STUDENTS AND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS
Terese Samuelsen, Norway, Finalist with 1 Merit Award
Henning Frode Dispen, Norway, Finalist with 1 Distinction Award
Linda Leitner, Austria, Finalist 
Silvano Pedrett, Switzerland, Finalist
Markus Aspegren, Finland, Finalist 
Aina Rosland Ruud, Norway, Finalist 
Dawid Galinski, Poland, Finalist 
All the winning images can be seen in the competition gallery on FEP website, where you will be able to see which pictures got the single awards. Click here to go there.
Once again, FEP would like to express their happiness to all the entrants of the annual competition, hoping to see them again in the future.