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FEP extraordinary General Assembly, November 16

FEP extraordinary General Assembly, November 16

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An extraordinary General Assembly was held online, on November 16, 2020. During this meeting, the budget for 2021 was approved. The FEP wants to support its member associations during these difficult times and the membership fees will be temporarily reduced by 25% for 2021. Otherwise we are prepared to have a “business as usual” year, […]

FEP’s competition winners introduced in the Belgian Shoot -magazine

FEP's competition winners introduced in the Belgian Shoot -magazine

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The article was largely concentrated on the Belgiand award winners of the competition, which is completely understandable. But in addition to the introducing the Belgians, the article also featured our overall winner, European Professional Photographer of the Year, Darya Matrosova or Dasha Art as she calls herself professionally. Review of her images is written by […]

QEP/MQEP judging sessions will resume in 2021

QEP/MQEP judging sessions will resume in 2021

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Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation we have had to make the difficult decision of cancelling also the planned November QEP/MQEP judging session. Travel restrictions in Europe change nearly daily, so under these circumstances it was impossible to commit to having the judging session in November. So the next available QEP/MQEP will be in Slovakia, […]

FEP General Assembly 2020

FEP General Assembly 2020

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The FEP General Assembly 2020 was held online on June 8, 2020. As a sign of solidarity to the member associations during COVID-19 times, the GA decided to keep the membership fees for the associations at 2019 levels. During the meeting, a new board was elected for the FEP. The new Board consists of the […]

Thank you to our competition judges

Thank you to our competition judges

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The FEP wishes to express its gratitude to all of the judges of the FEP Professional Photographer of the Year 2020-competition. Your work is a precious resource for us and a high quality contribution to the world of professional photography! This year again, with more than 2200 pictures received in the competition, your job was […]

QEP & MQEP judging sessions in 2020

QEP & MQEP judging sessions in 2020

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Due to the extraordinary circumstances in 2020, we will only organise one judging session this year. This will take place in Antwerp, Belgium on November 14-15, 2020. We will give more information about the venue later on.

And we have a new winner…..

And we have a new winner.....

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The results of the annual competition were revealed on Saturday evening, April 4th, in a special video broadcast. We now a have a new winner, the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2020 is Darya Matrosova from Belarus! It’s a year of girl power, since the winner of the new FEP Young Photographer Award […]

FEP Awards Special Videobroadcast

FEP Awards Special Videobroadcast

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The annual FEP Awards wll be revealed in  a special video broadcast that premieres on Saturday, April 4th at 8 pm CET. During the broadcast, the winners of both the FEP European Photographer of the Year 2020 and the FEP Young Photographer Award will be revealed. The winners of the FEP Photo Book Prize will […]

Important information about Rome

Important information about Rome

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Unfortunately, we regret to inform you that circumstances surrounding the continued spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and most recently the decree issued by the Italian Department of Civil Protection suspending demonstrations and events of any kind that would cause attendees to be closer than one meter of others in attendance, we must cancel the event in […]

Salone Margherita, Rome © Daniele Grasso

Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Salone Margherita, Rome © Daniele Grasso

Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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FEP is organising the event in Rome together with the World Photographic Cup. After a meeting on Monday evening (Feb 24) both organisations are committed to providing a safe environment for their awards celebrations. We are closely monitoring the recent developments in northern Italy, and have already met to map out a possible strategy should […]

Salone Margherita, Rome © Daniele Grasso

FEP Competitions 2020, finalist announcement

Salone Margherita, Rome © Daniele Grasso

FEP Competitions 2020, finalist announcement

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We are pleased to announce the finalist of each category in the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2020 -competition as well as the finalists of the FEP Young Photographer Award. All finalists are listed on alphabetical order. We would also like to express our thanks to the chairmen of these competitions, Johan Brouwers […]

FEP Board Meeting in Prague, November2019, report

FEP Board Meeting in Prague, November2019, report

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The Federation of European Professional Photographers’ board convened under its President, Truls Løtvedt, on November 18, 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic. During the weekend before the Board meeting, the FEP celebrated its 40th judging event. The judging went through overall 32 QEP and 19 MQEP applications, which resulted in 18 new QEP and 7 new […]

FEP Young Photographer Award is now open

FEP Young Photographer Award is now open

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We have introduced some changes to our competitions aimed for young photographers; previous we had the FEP Emerging Talent Award for photography students as well as a special category in the our main annual competition for students and young photographers under 30 yrs of age. From now on, both of these competitions have been combined […]

Mentoring program

Mentoring program

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We are now offering mentoring help for aspiring qualification candidates. Our successful MQEP photographers of various areas of expertise and language backgrounds can give you advice on putting together you panel for a QEP/MQEP application. If you want to seek mentoring, please get in touch with out qualifications Chairman Jim Lowe ( qepchairman(at)europeanphotographers.eu ) and […]

FEP Board Meeting in Bergen, June 2019, report

FEP Board Meeting in Bergen, June 2019, report

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The Federation of European Professional Photographers’ board convened under its President, Truls Løtvedt, on June 10, 2019 on the President’s home turf in Bergen, Norway. This meeting was precided by the final GA of the FEP ivzw. From April 1, 2019 onwards the FEP works as the FEP vzw (changes were promted by changes in […]

FEP welcomes Gloryfy as a new partner

FEP welcomes Gloryfy as a new partner

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FEP proudly presents its new partner Gloryfy.  Gloryfy is an Austrian company, an innovative manufacturer of unbreakable eyewear that is perfect for the demands of the professional photographer, offering neutral colour rendering and high contrast in a lightweight package. Welcome to the FEP family! Read more about Gloryfy’s special members-only offer from the Partner- section […]

FEP General Assembly meeting 2019 report

FEP General Assembly meeting 2019 report

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On Sunday, March 17th, the FEP held its annual General Assembly in Innsbruck, Austria. In a way it was a historical meeting, the end of an old era and the beginning of a new one; due to changes in Belgian legislation, FEP in registered in Belgium, the FEP needed to be changed from FEP ivzw […]

Awards Ceremony on Saturday is being streamed live

Awards Ceremony on Saturday is being streamed live

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If you cannot be with us on Saturday in Innsbruck, not to worry: you can follow the Awards Ceremony on livestream! We will kick off at 7.15pm CET. https://livestream.com/sportevents/events/8599291

© Iuri Akopov

FEP Photographer of the Year Awards – Finalist announcement

© Iuri Akopov

FEP Photographer of the Year Awards - Finalist announcement

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FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2019, finalists announcement The International Jury, composed by 20 international judges and chaired by Johan Brouwers, worked hard during last month and now we have the first results! Ladies and gentlemen, we are happy to announce, in alphabetic order, the finalists of the FEP European Professional Photographer […]

Servus – FEP goes Austria!

Servus - FEP goes Austria!

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We are happy to announce that the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year competition’s awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 in Innsbruck, Austria. The location will be the Haus der Musik (House of Music), located in the centre of Innsbruck. The General Assembly will follow in the next day, March […]

FEP Board Meeting in Tbilisi, November 2018, report

FEP Board Meeting in Tbilisi, November 2018, report

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Important message : The date and the venue of the next General Assembly will be changed, and the annual competition award ceremony will be communicated soon. The Federation of European Professional Photographers’ board convened under its President, Truls Løtvedt, on November 19, 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia. This is a summary of the decisions made. Event […]

Congratulations to our new MQEPs!

Congratulations to our new MQEPs!

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The judging is now complete and we have 5 new MQEPs. They are: Fernando Cerrone, Master QEP, Italy Etienne Clotis, Master QEP, France Ann Coppens, Master QEP, Belgium Peter Lik, Master QEP, UK Rastislav Marguš, Master QEP, Czech Republic FEP congratulates all of its new qualification holders, well done everybody! The next QEP/MQEP judging session […]

Congratulations to our new QEPs

Congratulations to our new QEPs

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QEP judging is done for the day, congratulations to our new QEPs! Paul Gheyle, Belgium, QEP Portrait John Hellström, Sweden, QEP Wedding Mikaela Holmberg, Finland, QEP Portrait Dušan Holovej, Slovakia, QEP Commercial Nina Pauloff, Finland, QEP Fine art Frank Pittoors, Belgium, QEP Illustrative Kakha Pkhakadze, Georgia, QEP Reportage Jenny Puronne, Sweden, QEP Portrait Fred van […]

Judging session in Tbilisi, Georgia

Judging session in Tbilisi, Georgia

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The QEP / MQEP qualification session number 38  takes place 17-18 November in Tbilisi, Georgia. On Saturday we are judging the QEP panels and on Sunday the MQEP panels. Results will be published at the end of each judging day. Gentlemen in the image above are the FEP Qualification Chairman Jim Lowe (on the left) […]

FEP welcomes a new partner

FEP welcomes a new partner

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FEP proudly presents its new partner UPGRD Photo. The product of UPGRD Photo is a design software for mass photography, such as schools, sports clubs or nurseries. The software helps photographers in the mass photography market to create more customized products for their customers with a highly automated design process. UPGRD Photos is originally a […]