Rewatch the special announcement
Owing to the COVID-19 crisis we were unable to host our planned awards ceremony in Rome, so we put together a special broadcast to announce the winners. The original was premiered live on Facebook on Saturday April 4th. – if you missed the original or would like to relive it in HD and uncensored then this is the pefect place to do so!
Introducing Darya Matrosova as the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2020!
After the global corona pandemic put a dent in the plans of announcing FEP’s annual competition winner in Rome on March 22nd, the FEP quickly put together a new plan and organized a special online video broadcast to announce the winners.
So on Saturday, April 4th, the results were revealed and they were historic in many respects; the winner is the first Eastern European photographer and also the first female photographer to win the coveted title of FEP Professional Photographer of the Year, Darya Matrosova from Belarus. Matrosova is also the winner of the Golden Camera in the Illustrative / Digital art category of the competition.
Golden Camera Winners:
Filip Kulisev from Slovakia
Markus van Hauten
This year the competition had a over 2200 images from 29 different countries and an international jury consisting of 21 judges from 12 different countries worked very hard to assess the images, among them the Drone category, which was a new addition to the competition.
Johan Brouwers, the Chairman of the competition said: ”Thank you to all the participating photographers for making this 2020 edition such a great success. And thank you to all the judges for the very large effort they did judging the images. Going through categories like Portrait with over 600 pictures is a very demanding task. The scores at the top were again very close, with 3 ties among the camera winners. This year we started the new Drone category. The results were very promising. This category still has high growth potential, but we already saw many amazing aerial pictures. It was an honour to see the work of the best of the best of so many European professional photographers.”
During the same award ceremony also the winner of the new youth competition, FEP Young Photographer Award – competition was revealed. This winner was also a female photographer, Laura-Madeleine Engler from Germany.
So it was girl power all around this year!
Or keep scrolling to see all of the finalists and camera award winners!