FEP Professional Photographer of the Year 2021 is Antti Karppinen!
The FEP Awards 2021have been our biggest competition yet, both in term of participants and images sent to the competition; we received more than 2600 images from over 300 photographers in 25 different countries! That is simply amazing and once more we wish to thank all photographers who took part in our competition.
For the second year running, the results of the competition were announced in an online ceremony on Sunday, April 11. If you want to revisit the ceremony, the recording is available on our Facebook page.
A team of 29 international judges (see more about them here) together with our competition Chairman Johan Brouwers had to work hard to go through all of these images and select the best of the best of them. Brouwers says: ”A new name, new categories, clear and adapted regulations, an extensive team of dedicated jury members, a hell of a job for the chairman and the FEP Awards team, but the brilliant results that confirm the high standard of European photography made every minute spent on it worthwhile thanks to all of you.”
This year, the most shining star of the high standard is our new reigning champion and FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2021 is Antti Karppinen from Finland! The Chairman commented: “Last year, Antti Karppinen was already a multiple camera winner. The competition for the ultimate trophy with other golden camera winners was fierce this year. But with these deeply thought-out images telling us a strong story full of symbolism, we have a worthy winner.”
You can see a gallery of the all 12 golden camera winners and well as other winners and awarded images below.
During the FEP Awards online ceremony, also the winners of the FEP Young Photographer Award and FEP Photo Book Prize were announced. The winner of the Young Photographer Award is Raïs de Werdt from Belgium, you can see her portfolio as well as the 2 merit winners’ portfolios here. The winners of the fifth edition of FEP Photo Book Prize are introduced here.
Congratulations to all 2021 winners!