Hahnemühle Press Release

Best of European Portrait Photographers honoured by Hahnemühle


Hahnemühle is proud to be the sponsor of the FEP Portrait Awards 2011. This award is one out of eight categories in the most prestigious photo award in Europe. The competition is conducted annually by the Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP) – a network of 24 National Professional Photographers Associations from 21 European countries.

All photographers in the FEP Hahnemühle Portrait category shot impressive portraits. They have the gift to capture the subjects’ personality, profession or dream in only one image. “Hahnemühle provide genuine artist papers on which all these impressive portraits come to life. When these images go to print, they deserve the best archival papers with a surface range and quality matching the high standard required by the photographers” says Bettina Scheerbarth from Hahnemühle during the award ceremony at the end of November 2011 in Brussels.

Winner of the FEP Hahnemühle Portrait Golden Camera is Igor Sakharov from Russia with a series of very strong but intimate portraits of a musician and an actor.

Ingrid van Heteren (Netherlands), winner of the FEP Hahnemühle Portrait Silver Camera shot portraits of a girl like a magical fairy tale character.

Then you have FEP Hahnemühle Portrait Bronze Camera award winner Carl Tighe from Ireland, whose images of a classical beauty jump right out of a frame.Chairman of the Jury, Master QEP, Jørgen Brandt, gives the following resumé: “The images from the competition illustrates that exceptionally high quality photographic excellence comes in many forms, from different cultural regions – and that we can all understand these European photographic language and find inspiration in this diversity.”

Copyright for the images are obligatory:Igor Sakharov (Russia) FEP Hahnemühle Portrait Golden Camera 2011Ingrid van Heteren (Netherlands) FEP Hahnemühle Portrait Silver Camera 2011Carl Tighe (Ireland) FEP Hahnemühle Portrait Bronze Camera 2011

Images in high resolution upon request: pr(at)hahnemuehle.de