FEP Awards 2021 – Introducing our judges

The FEP Awards is a competition with thousands of images, therefore we do need a whole team of judges to evaluate them. For each edition of the competition, our Chairman Johan Brouwers consults his list of judges nominated by the FEP member associations in order to find the best possible mixture or expertise and also geographical locations.

This year, the pool of judges consisted of 29 international judges, whom we would like to introduce here. The judges are introduced in alphabetical order.

We would like to thank all of our judges for the hard work they have done to complete their task. We couldn’t do this without you!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard Audry, France

Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP

Specialities: Portrait

Founder and Artistic Director of the Portrait Studio in Bordeaux, photographer Bernard Audry is recognised by his peers as one of the French leading portrait photographers.
A specialist in family photography, Audry has been awarded the coveted title of Master Qualified European Photographer (MQEP). He was also a finalist in the World Photographic Cup.
Master craftsman of art, Portraitist of France Excellence, but also coach and international speaker, his name is today a signature, synonymous with excellence and “art of living”.
He is also a reference in the world of photography professionals, as Bernard Audry is regularly a judge and selector for various national and international competitions, including the World Photographic Cup or the “Portraitistes de France” and “L’Été des Portraits” competitions. (picture by Francis Selier)

www.studio-portrait-bordelais.com


Adriano Barioli, Italy

Specialities: Commercial, Wedding, Reportage, Still life

Professional photographer since 1997.

Adriano studied photography at the International School of Graphics in Venice. After the first experiences with the work at some photographic studios in the area specialised in still life, commercial photography and ceremonies, he started working as a freelance sports photographer, collaborating with the major Italian magazines. At the same time he signed a contract with the distribution agency Franca Speranza (now Getty Images). He also worked on editorial photography in the fields of medicine, architecture and landscape photography. His images have been sold to various magazines internationally.
Since 2000, he has also been working as a local photojournalist in parallel with the activity of photographic studio specialized in ceremony and commercial photography.
Since 2006 he runs a small photographic studio and deals with video, commercial photography and corporate reportage.
Since 2016 he has been teaching photography at the Leonardo da Vinci institute in Belluno in the courses for multimedia graphic designers.

www.adrianobarioli.com


Andre Boto, Portugal

Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP

Specialities: Illustrative & Fine Art, Commercial, General

Born in Silves and currently living in the Greater Lisbon area, André Boto works mostly for companies and agencies, dedicating himself to the various areas of commercial and creative photography. He develops work in architectural, interior, industrial and product photography, also having experience in image post-production.
He combines creative and technical skills obtained over the years in various training and courses attended, with emphasis on the degree in Decorative Arts and the courses of Advanced Photography and Conceptual Photography of the school Oficina da Imagem.

www.andreboto.com



Ivan Čaniga, Slovakia

Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP

Specialities: Portrait, Commercial, Illustrative & Fine-Art

Ivan Čaniga is a Slovak professional photographer and artist. His main focus is Portrait, Commercial and Fine Art Photography.
Ivan Čaniga is freelance photographer who lives and works in Bratislava, Slovakia. He graduated at the School of Art Industry in Bratislava, specialized in Photography. Ivan is member of the Association of Artists of Western Slovakia and also co-founder and member of the Association of Professional Photographers of the Slovak Republic. Later on, he decided to pass on his experience and from 2008 to 2015 he worked as a lecturer of photography at the Pan-European University at the Faculty of Mass Media in Bratislava and then for three years he worked as a lecturer of photography at the St. Cyril and Methodius University in Trnava. Ivan has completed dozens of individual and collective exhibitions in Slovakia and abroad, from which he has won several remarkable prices. Ivan is the holder of prestigious QEP Certificates in Portrait and Illustrative photography and since 2013 Ivan holds the prestigious Master QEP Certificate which is the most distinguished award for outstanding photographers in Europe. His work is part of public and private collections in Slovakia as well as all around the world, mainly in Austria, Hungary, Italy, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, France and the USA.

www.artivancaniga.comwww.ivancaniga.com



Jerónimo Heitor Coelho, Portugal

Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP

Specialities: Reportage, Wedding, Architecture, Commercial, Landscape, Portrait

“Most people talk about the process of photographing like taking pictures, however my job is to produce pictures, and that implies a creative process.”
I enjoy my work both with the machine in hand and in front of the computer during the editing process. I like to think of photography as a complete process, from pre-production, through image creation, to retouching, printing, framing and much more.
My work can be characterized as a magical realism, where the photographs I produce are the way I see and feel, editing is the way to create that magic.
Storytelling is a job of passion. Each story must be continuously nurtured and evolved to the point where the biggest idea and the smallest detail fit together. I create stories based on values, emotions and subtle differences. This way of working, allows moments, messages, meanings and gestures to enter the narrative permanently, be it in a portrait, in commercial photography or in documentary photography.
I combine technical training with my vision and feeling. I like to think that creativity coupled with an enormous amount of experience makes me a more reliable photographer for any task, whether working with people or inanimate objects. I consider myself a problem solver, a photographer who has his work base in the light.
Anything in the world can only be as strong as its history. And believe it or not, there is always a story to tell. Great stories have the power to move us, to shape us and to form our beliefs, and, we are the stories we tell.

www.jeronimoheitorcoelho.com


Sean Conboy, United Kingdom

Specialities: commercial, architectural, industrial

An internationally renowned photographer, Sean Conboy provides architects, construction companies, designers and the world of advertising and marketing with a standard of work that only leaves you questioning the standards of others.
With projects ranging from giant multiplex cinemas to multi-storey structures, Sean Conboy is often challenged with complex mixed lighting and atmospheric surroundings. A keen visual awareness, extensive technical experience and the finest large format equipment ensure a result that simply can’t be found anywhere else.

www.seanconboy.com


Pierre Delaunay, France

Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP

Specialities: Portrait, Wedding, Social Reportage

Pierre Delaunay has been a professional photographer for 35 years in Ruffec, the town where he was born in 1962. Like Obelix, he fell into the potion called “developer” (his parents were photographers) when he was very young.
Humanist and social photographer, through his sensitivity he translates in his images the emotion which emerges from the characters.
Many times awarded as a portraitist, he exhibits his works in France and also abroad.
Trainer, judge and international lecturer, he is one of the founders/organizers of the Barrobjectif photojournalism festival.
In 2003, he received a QEP – Qualified European Photographer in Wedding and, in 2005, he became the first French MQEP – Master Qualified European Photographer.
In June 2012, he was awarded his second MQEP in Brussels and a third in Derby, England in June 2015.

www.studio-delaunay.com


Jens Eldøy, Norway

Passionated about photography, especially landscapes, nature and cityscapes.
Jens Eldøy is now retired from his photography business, but still works a lot with private projects and projects for his local and national association. Among other things, he’s educating jurors for photographic competitions in Norway and occasionally in Sweden.
His education was based on a Diploma in photography, from Newport College of Art & Design, South Wales. Ha has also finished the traditional Norwegian photography education. During his whole carrier he has been involved in work for his association, and was in 2017 awarded a Honorable Member of the Norwegian photographers association.
His main professional occupation was portrait, wedding and commercial work, but he also had a keen interest for nature and wildlife photography.

www.instagram.com/jens.eldoey/


Erlend B Enger, Norway

Qualified European Photographer – QEP

Specialities: Portrait, Commercial, Wedding, youngsters and doing different kinds of personal projects.

He’s one of the most awarded photographers in Norway.
Personal website: www.erlendbenger.net
Portrait services: photographer Eidsmo is a professional photographer in Trøndelag who offers photography of babies, children, confirmations, weddings and anything else that crawls, walks or stands still.
www.fotografeidsmo.no


Miloš Fic, Czech Republic

Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP

Miloš Fic a native of Pardubice, a graduate of the Czech Technical University in Prague and Conservatory of the East Bohemian Region, fine art photography, prof. Ján Šmok.
Vice-President of the Association of Professional Photographers of the Czech Republic (APF CR).
2014 – 2018 member of Board of Directors of the FEP.
Educator, freelance photographer, consultant. Teacher of photography at the University in Pardubice and at the School of Graphics design
Member of PANHORAMA, Free Association of East Bohemian Photographers, Free Association of Photographers GM10.
Activities in the field of applied photography: virtual tours in the range of 360 ° x 180 °, custom portrait photography, sports photography (racing, tennis).
Free photographic work: reportage, sports, panoramic landscape, nude.

www.studio-mfi.cz


Bernd Gassner, Germany

Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP

Specialities: Commercial, Illustrative & Fine-Art, Social

President of the Westfalian Professional Photographers Association Fotografeninnung Westfalen.
Vice President of the Central Association of German Professional Photographers CV.
Board member and representative German Professional Photographers in the Federation of European Professional Photographers FEP.
Board Member of the International Photographic Council (IPC), a non-governmental organization of the United Nations.
2x Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP, and Qualified European Videographer QEV.

www.gassnerstudios.de


Tiina Haring, Finland

Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP

Specialities: Commercial, Portrait, Teaching

Tiina Haring opened her first studio in 2005. Back then she concentrated mainly on portrait photography, but in 2010 her focus began shifting to more commercial work. She feels that in her heart she is still more a “people photographer” and considers it very important to connect the people she photographs on a personal level.
In 2017 she opened a new company, Rouva Musta (Mrs Black), which focuses mainly on building brands and visual concepts for other companies by for example offering them customized image banks. Tiina’s professional goal is to work with projects which not only satisfy her professional ambitions, but also let her develop as a person and as a professional.
In addition to working as a photographer, Tiina Haring is also an educator and is the course leader for the specialist qualification in vocational photography courses.
She has received several awards and achieved the highest professional qualifications both in Europe and in her native Finland. She is also comfortable on the other side of the table, being a judge in photographic competitions and qualification applications and has a lot of experience on this also on an international level.
Tiina is passionate about helping other photographers to find their full potential and professional pride.
Tiina Haring was the President of the Finnish Professional Photographer 2017-2020, a board member of the Federation of European Professional Photographers since 2016 and part of the World Photographic Cup governing committee since autumn of 2020.

www.rouvamusta.fi


Cecilie Hatløy, Norway

Qualified European Photographer – QEP

Specialities: Portrait, Wedding, Commercial, Sport

The Norwegian photographer, Cecilie Hatløy, has since 2010 worked as a professional photographer, both in social and commercial photography.
As a mum and photographer, she feels a responsibility to raise awareness, using her visually strong voice, through her photographs. By publishing her personal photographic projects, with an intention of provoking and engaging the viewers, she seeks to raise awareness for acceptance of human diversity in our society.
Cecilie has received several national and international awards for her photographs.
In 2017, she was the first Norwegian to receive her QEP (in Portrait photography) from FEP. In 2018 she won the portrait category in Norway’s national competition, and in 2019 she won the Commercial category. For several years she has been among TOP 10 in the National Competition. In 2019 and 2020 she was also part of the Norwegian national team in the World Photographic Cup (WPC), previously she was the national team captain.
Cecilie was the chair of the competition committee of the Norwegian Photographic Association for several years. She has jury experience from both national and international competitions and qualifications. In addition to local and national judging, she has been a juror for Finnish Photo Awards 2020, Team Belgium for the World Photographic Cup, FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2020 and 2021, and for FEP – QEP and MQEP qualifications.
Competitions and qualifications are not just for the sake of awards and honour, but a fantastic personal and professional development opportunity. No one would want to miss out!

www.ceciliehatloy.no


Michael Hayes, Ireland

Specialities: Fashion, Illustration & Fine Art, Portrait

Fashion, Portrait and Fine Art Photographer based in Portmarnock, in Ireland.
He inherited the love of photography from his Mother when he was around 8 years old.
After some years teaching Mathematics and Chemistry he started a career as a Wedding and Portrait photographer.
Replaced after some years Wedding Photography with Fashion, and always pursued the love of Fine Art Photography.
While being a member of the IPPVA, he received a LIPPA, AIPPA and FIPPA all within 7 years.
Michael has won many National and International Photographic awards.
He’s also a National and International Photographic Judge.

www.mhayesphotos.ie


Friedrich Michael Jansenberger, Austria

Qualified European Photographer – QEP

Specialities: Commercial, Advertising

Friedrich Michael Jansenberger is an advertising photographer in Vienna with a passion. On the second educational path, the meanwhile internationally awarded product photographer opted for the classical apprenticeship with a final master craftsman’s examination. And with 25 years of experience as a conceptual image designer in the field of product photography and advertising, he is an absolute professional and counts among the “old hands”. Jansenberger’s image worlds stand for creativity, flexibility and commitment to the customer. Adherence to deadlines and first-class image quality are a matter of course. Studio equipment is state-of-the-art and allows for modern photography of unsurpassed precision and quality. Friedrich Jansenberger not only works in his photo studio in Vienna, but is also on the road for his clients throughout Austria and abroad.

www.digitalimage.at


Martin Krystýnek, Slovakia

Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP

Specialities: Portrait, Wedding, Commercial

President of the Association of Professional Photographers of Slovak Republic APFSR.
Board member of FEP – Federation of European Photographers.
Committee member of WPC – World Photographic Cup
Multi-award winning photographer.
Martin Krystýnek belongs to the elite category of world-class professional photographers.
He is the youngest holder of the prestigious award The Master Qualified European Photographer (MQEP), which has so far won only eighty professionals in the world, for his excellent and long-term work with photography. Martin has also won more than 400 international awards, making him one of the most acclaimed professionals in Europe. He regularly proves his qualities as a judge of many international competitions, exhibitions and as a professional curator. He is a jury member of the QEP and MQEP qualifications of the FEP.
He began his professional journey in 2010, gaining the most experience in South America in the state of Paraguay. Martin has photographed many important men and women from the world of politics, modeling, but also from business and management. His photos have been published in a number of media and publications around the world. He has an admirable talent for perceiving light, loves to take portraits and prefers natural beauty to editing and retouching. He can perfectly discover the unique beauty of each person who stands in front of his lens. He experiences the most beautiful feelings just when people enjoy taking photos, relax and still have beautiful photos for their professional presentation and memory. At the same time, through the lens, it perpetuates and documents emotions, as testimonies of the time, in engaging photo-series with an emphasis on detail.

www.martinkrystynek.com


Robert Lengua, Spain

Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP

Specialities: Illustrative & Fine Art, Portrait, Wedding

In 1985 Robert started working as a freelance photographer and in a photo lab. In 1996 he started his own studio offering social photography services, portraits, weddings, etc … Robert combines this activity with the investigation of alternative and ancient techniques with which I create personal and artistic work. Currently he continues his commercial and artistic activity along with exhibitions and teaching to new students.
Robert has won many prestigious national and international awards. He is a juror for the FEPFI and the FEP qualifications QEP-MQEP. He has shown his photographic work in numerous individual and group exhibitions.

www.robertlengua.es


Eugenio LiVolsi, Italy

Qualified European Photographer – QEP

Specialities: wedding, portrait, still-life, commercial and advertising photography.

Eugenio Li Volsi was born in Catania in 1969.
Son of art, Studio Li Volsi with over 70 years of photography, he approaches the world of photography from an early age, following his father Raffaele, professional photographer since 1948, from whom he learns the fundamentals of analogue photography.
A life full of commitment, but also of many confirmations: from the foundation of the Sicilian Photographers Association, to the Bronze Awards obtained for the Wedding category in 2014, the year in which, again for the WEDDING category, he received the important qualification of QEP (Qualified European Photographer) by the FEP.
In 2016 the active collaboration with Confartigianato Italia was born, which led him to be convened, as a member of the jury, for the attribution of the new QEP and MQEP qualifications to European professional photographers.
In 2017 he was nominated as a member of the International Jury at the FEP Photographer of the Year Awards 2017 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 21, and again for the year 2019/2020/2021 he holds the position of European Judge for the FEP, for the QEP and MQEP Qualifications.
In 2018 he was nominated as IPPA International Judge for the 2018 Awards, as FEP Judge for the FETA Competition and again in 2018 he was elected among the 12 members of the FEP Board of Directors.
He is the organizer of WPC Italy and of the 6th and 7th Edition of the World Cup (WPC). He was appointed Chairman of the Italian Judges for the creation of Team Italy.
He is the current Italian representative in the FEP steering committee.

https://eugeniolivolsifoto.wixsite.com/eugeniolivolsi/wedding


Jim Lowe, United Kingdom

Qualified European Photographer – QEP

Specialities: Architecture, Commercial, Landscape

Jim Lowe was a Vice-President of the Federation of European Photographers from 2000 to 2010 and is currently Chairman of the FEP Qualifications Board and the Young Photographer Award.
Jim has been a professional photographer for 40 years. He started his own commercial/advertising photography business in partnership with his wife, Sue in 1985 and specialised in architectural photography for the last 25 years.
The majority of his images are now captured using digital technology. After becoming a recognised expert in architectural photography, his work was published as ‘Architectural Photography inside & out’ which sold out worldwide after 3 years. He is well known for his large format analogue black and white landscapes using traditional film, hand printing them to exhibition quality. These have been acquired by collectors as far afield as Japan, India, South Africa, Canada and The Republic of Ireland as well as the UK. Jim has had exhibitions of his b&w landscapes and architectural photography in Europe, London, Moscow, Bath, Wiltshire and Cornwall.
From 2009-2018, as well as continuing with his other activities, Jim, was a senior lecturer at Falmouth University, Cornwall on The Marine and Natural History Photography Course and its Head in September 2012. During his time teaching he achieved a Masters degree in education and became a Senior Fellow of the UK, Higher Education Academy.

www.jimlowe.co.uk


Stano Mihalík, Slovakia

EP – European Photographer

Specialities: Portrait, Commercial

Stano runs a professional photo studio in Prešov, dedicated to commercial, portrait, family and landscape photography. As a member of the jury he represents Slovakia at the World Photographic Cup. He organizes exhibitions and education in the field of photography and works as a lecturer at the University of the Third Age. He is intensively involved in the implementation of artistic photo printing and image production.

www.facebook.com/stano.mihalik
www.facebook.com/fac.presov


William Moureaux, France

Master Qualified Photographer – MQEP

Specialities: Illustrative & Fine Art, Portrait, Wedding, Reportage, Sports, Wildlife

Before settling in Montpellier, William Moureaux trained with the greatest names in international photography and created his own signature. He won numerous competitions in different photographic fields.
The French Portraitist competition, organised by the Fédération Française des Photographes et des Métiers de l’Image (FFPMI), obtained twice, confirms his mastery of the portrait and wedding technique.
The title of Master Qualified European Photographer (MQEP), awarded by the European Federation of Photographers, gives the photographer the highest European qualification.
In 2019, he was awarded the prestigious title of “Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France” in the category of fine art photography. This award is the culmination of a work combining technique, passion, work and excellence. In November 2020, the Chambre des Métiers et de l’Artisanat awarded him the title of Master of Art in Photography.

www.moureaux-photo.com


Vincent O’Byrne, Ireland

Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP

Specialities: Advertising, Commercial, Illustrative & Fine Art, Portrait

Vincent O’Byrne is a successful Commercial Photographer working out of Dublin, Ireland. His clients include advertising agencies, design houses and architects. He is considered one of the finest still life photographers in the country. He has won too many awards to mention, exhibited too many times to mention and been recognised by his peers throughout his native Ireland, across Europe en further afield.
He was the first Irish photographer to achieve the Master Qualified European Photographer –MQEP. He has achieved the Irish Professional Photographer of the Year on three occasions. He is a Fellow of the Irish Photographers Association, a past Fellow of the Master Photographers Association (MPA) and a Master Photographer with the Guild of Photographers. He is past chair person of the BPPA Awards and is immediate past chairperson of the IPPA Awards programme.
His personal (non-commissioned) work takes the form of Fine Art Fantasy Images. He has established a global reputation in this genre. He frequently travels at the request of respected international photographic organisations to present his acclaimed Masterclasses.
He was recently achieved 3rd in the Illustrative Category and 9th in the world in Advertising with the World Photographic Cup – WPC.

www.vincentobyrne.com


Jan Pohribný, Czech Republic

M.A., Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP

Specialities: Illustrative &Fine-Art, Landscape, Commercial, light painting

Since 1986 Jan has been working as a free-lance photographer-artist. On top of his artistic works he works predominantly in the field of design and illustration photography as well as teacher in the field of photography. He co-operates with a number of leading agencies, companies and magazines In the home country and abroad.
Since 1990 he is a member and since 2017 president of Professional Photographers Association of Czech Republic and a board member of Federation of European Professional Photographers. Since 1998-2013 he was teaching at Silesian University, Institute of Creative Photography. He leads number of workshops in the home country and abroad. Since 2000 he gives regular lectures at Saimaa University (FIN) and since 2009-2014 at Folkhøgskole in Lofoten islands in Norway. In 2006 he was working as artist in residence in Etelä – Savo region in Finland.
His work is represented in public and private collections all around the world (e.g. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA), La Mission de la Photographie, Paris (F), Musée de l‘Elysée, Lausanne (CH), Municipal Gallery, Prague (CZ) etc.)
He had more than 60 individual exhibitions home and abroad.
He published several books on photography (e.g. Sites of Initiation, Moravian gallery, 2004; Magic Stones, Merrell Publishers, London, 2007; Searching for the Light, NMF 2008; Creative Light in Photography, Zoner Press, Brno 2011; Creative Color in Photography, Zoner Press, Brno 2016 etc.).

www.pohribny.cz


Jenny Puronne, Sweden

Qualified European Photographer – QEP

Specialities: Portrait, Wedding, Illustrative & Fine Art

Jenny Puronne has a passion for Fine Art photography and digital Illustration.
3rd generation professional photographer since 2004.
She started as a wedding photographer but today she is focused on working in the studio with children, families and adults.
Her passion is to create fine-arts from new ideas and work “outside the box”. She always wants to do better than the last image and loves to find new ways.
She has a passion to teach and help other people grow. In 2019 she gave her first workshops in Creative Portraits. She is also a teacher at the Fotoakademien Sweden.
As a jury member in the Swedish Masterships and the World Photographic Cup (WPC) she enjoys seeing many amazing images from all over the world.
She was recently chosen as an Expert at the EPA (Expression Photography Awards) to teach people worldwide about photography.
She won her first award in 2014 and after that year, she won many top awards in competitions around the world. Winning awards helps her get more out of her photos and have more fun at work. It gives her new ideas for thinking about what a good competition photo looks like.
Find Jenny’s art on Instagram @jennypuronne.photoartist

www.slottstudion.se


Andre Schönherr, Austria

Qualified European Photographer – QEP

Specialities: Landscape, Sports, Reportage

Andre Schönherr is an Austria based photographer, focusing on commercial sports and outdoor photography.
Living in the Austrian Alps, the mountains are his favourite place to be and work. Making him a great choice, when shooting in challenging conditions and terrain. Photography takes him around the world, from Greenland to the Sahara Desert or the Mongolian Steppe, creating bold imagery with an unique style for his clients.
He was awarded with a QEP certificate in Landscape and Sports Reportage by the Federation of European Photographers.

www.andreschoenherr.com


Vesa Tyni, Finland

Qualified European Photographer – QEP

Specialities: Portrait and Press/Reportage

Finnish freelance photojournalist focused in people photography for magazines and humanitarian art projects.

www.vesatyni.com



Neil Warner, Ireland

Master Qualified European Photographer – MQEP

Specialities: Corporate, Commercial, Illustration & Fine Art

Award Winning Photographer.
Neil Warner was the 13th photographer in Europe to achieve Master’s status. He has achieved three fellowships from professional organisations and was Irish professional photographer of the year on three occasions.
Trained in Ireland, England and Germany, he is unusual in the fact that he has also two major qualifications in marketing. He received the MM I I award at University College Galway and has recently successfully studied for a diploma in Digital Marketing at WMC.
He is equally at home working on Corporate Photography and Corporate Video.
He has shot projects from St. Petersburg, Russia to San Diego, California and from Hanoi, Vietnam to Dubai, UAE.

www.warnerphoto.org


Paul Wilkinson, United Kingdom

Specialities: portraits, weddings.

Paul Wilkinson runs an exclusive boutique photography studio between Oxford & London and is hugely in demand for his distinctive images (and the laughter that goes in to creating them!) With a life-long love of photography and a passion for creating beautiful, timeless images, Paul has established himself at the very top of the profession as a people photographer. Paul is a Fellow of the SWPP, the MPA and the BIPP and has won an array of national and international awards for his work and is currently the UK Portrait Photographer of the Year 2020.
Paul is an international judge, trainer, speaker and author in the photography industry. He is co-author of the bestselling book Mastering Portrait Photography and he has a regular column in Professional Photo and the Nikon magazine NPhoto where he shares his experiences about the trials and tribulations of becoming a pro photographer.

Photography business – ww.paulwilkinsonphotography.co.uk
Instagram – www.instagram.com/paulwilkinsonphotography
Podcast – masteringportraitphotography.com/podcasts/


Lilia Yotova, Bulgaria

Specialities: Press Reportage, Portrait, Wedding

Lilia Yotova has been a professional photographer for more than 15 years. Her career has started at Bulfoto, a leading Bulgarian internet photo agency. From 2006 to 2016, she was part of one of the biggest media groups on Bulgarian market – SBB media. She works as a photographer for magazines like Story, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, National Geographic, etc.
Her focus is upon lifestyle photography, especially upon portraits and showing the unique look and beauty of every person. She has been a teacher in Photo Reportage and Journalism at the Art College in Sofia for five years.
Lilia has over 200 magazine covers published. She has photographed most of Bulgarian celebrities and a number of global stars. She has tens of thousands of publications in media with high circulations and in huge demand.
She has received a number of invitations to represent Bulgaria at International events in Venice (Italy), London (UK), Moscow (Russia) and many more.
Member of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists. Chairman of Association of Professional Photographers. Mentor at The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards – Bulgaria. Member of the jury in VOUBS International Photography Awards, National Geographic Kids Bulgaria photo contests, and many more.

www.liliayotova.com