FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2011 – FINALISTS

The finalists of one of the world’s 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 O’Keeffe  IRELAND Antonio Pérez Rojo  SPAIN    Dom Romney   UNITED KINGDOM   Jeroen van den Broek  NETHERLANDS