The finalists of one of the worlds most important professional photographers competitions have now been declared. You will find the list below.The category and overall winners will be revealed at a later stage.The competition is again proudly supported, for the 4th consecutive year, by EPSON, who will print the exhibition of the winning images. The winners of the 6 categories and the 2 special sections will be presented with their FEP European Golden Cameras at a memorable ceremony on November 26th in the prestigious gallery of the Silken Hotel, Brussels. The winner of the Portrait category will receive the HAHNEMUHLE FEP Portrait Golden Camera. The overall winner will be presented as our FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2011.The international jury members were Bert Behnke, past-President PPA, Trevor Yerbury, multiple Fellow, André Boto, MQEP and former overall winner 2010, Tomás Avis Barrado, MQEP, Ashleigh Brickley representing Hahnemühle, RenéBoeije representing Epson and also Gerry O’Leary, MQEP and former Commercial Category WInner 2009, who was so kind to step in at the last minute to replace a judge who could not make it. “The vast number of impressive images made the judging procedure hard but joyful for all the judges. We are honoured to have such great variety in the competition”, says Jorgen Brandt, MQEP, who chaired the jury.
The finalists in alphabetical order for each category are:COMMERCIAL René De Brunn GERMANY Vicente Esteban SPAIN Stuart Freeman UNITED KINGDOM Bryn Griffiths UNITED KINGDOM Jose Luis Guardia Peinado SPAIN Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez SPAIN Diamantino Jesus PORTUGAL Piroska Mihalka BELGIUM Leonid Petrov RUSSIA Xanti Rodriguez SPAIN
ILLUSTRATIVE Germán Arce SPAIN René de Brunn GERMANYJose Diogo Freitas PORTUGAL Diamantino Jesus PORTUGAL Oriol Jolonch SPAIN Antti Karppinen FINLAND Svetlana Petrova RUSSIA Jose Presencia Crespo SPAIN Xanti Rodriguez SPAIN Ingrid van Heteren NETHERLANDS LANDSCAPEBernd Gassner GERMANY Jose Luis Guardia Peinado SPAIN Anton Iankovyi UKRAINE Filip Kulisev SLOVAKIA Beniamino Pisati ITALY Vladimir Petrov RUSSIA Ondrej Prosicky CZECH REP. Jiri Stransky CZECH REP. Larrie Tiernan UNITED KINGDOM Jos Verhoogen BELGIUM
PORTRAITSAndrey Balabasov GERMANY Corin Bishop IRELAND Padraic Deasy IRELAND Pierre Delaunay FRANCE Jose Presencia Crespo SPAIN Xanti Rodriguez SPAIN Igor Sakharov RUSSIA Michael Schnabl AUSTRIA Carl Tighe IRELAND Ingrid van Heteren NETHERLANDS
REPORTAGEYuri Afanasiev RUSSIA Edoardo Agresti ITALY Paolo Barbuio ITALY Pit Buehler SWITZERLAND Antonio Gibotta ITALY Jerónimo Heitor Coelho PORTUGAL Philippe Le Jeune FRANCE Beniamino Pisati ITALY Jan Stovka SLOVAKIA Vincenzo Tessarin ITALY
WEDDINGSJavier Avis Barrado SPAIN Andrey Balabasov GERMANY Juan Manuel Camacho Guerra SPAINJose Luis Guardia Peinado SPAIN Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez SPAIN Mary Guillen SPAIN Maria Jose Mendez Ubeda SPAIN Jose Presencia Crespo SPAIN Rares Pulbere SPAIN Xanti Rodriguez SPAIN
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS special sectionAaron Citti AUSTRALIA Chee Loon Jericho Soh SINGAPORE Tami Reynolds CANADA Lucas Ting MALAYSIA Elena Yushchenko AUSTRALIA
STUDENTS/YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS special sectionJulien Briche FRANCE Luca Leon Fasching AUSTRIA Marjan Kegels BELGIUM Dawid Krysiak POLAND Yuliya Libkina UNITED KINGDOM Liam Marsh UNITED KINGDOM Deirdre OKeeffe IRELAND Antonio Pérez Rojo SPAIN Dom Romney UNITED KINGDOM Jeroen van den Broek NETHERLANDS