IPC Announces Leadership Award Winners,
Establishes Lifetime Achievement Award in Pro Photography
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, March 9, 2011 – The International Photographic Council (IPC), a non-governmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations, is proud to announce the recipients of its 2011 IPC Professional Photographer Leadership Awards. IPC has also established a Lifetime Achievement Award in professional photography, and is proud to announce the first honoree. All of the award recipients will be honored at the 13th Annual IPC Awards Luncheon, which will be held at the United Nations in New York City on Thursday, May 5, at 11:30 a.m.
As it does each year, the IPC Awards Luncheon kicks off May, International Professional Photographers Month, saluting professionals around the globe. “The winners, nominated by professional photography organizations, are chosen for best representing the groups’ criteria and ideals,” says IPC President James Chung. This year, six associations designated honorees: American Photographic Artists (APA); American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP); Federation of European Photographers (FEP); Professional Photographers of America (PPA); White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA); and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). The Professional School Photographers Association (PSPA) nominated IPC’s first Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
The 2011 IPC Professional Photographer Leadership Award recipients are:
American Photographic Artists (APA): Don Dormeyer
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP): Richard Kell
Federation of European Photographers (FEP): Martin Vrabko
Professional Photographers of America (PPA): Ron Nichols
White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA): Jamie Rose
Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI): Doug Gordon
The 2011 IPC Professional Photographer Lifetime Award recipient is:
Professional School Photographers Association (PSPA): Harold Strawbridge
This year’s Awards Luncheon Chair is IPC Vice President and Board member Kathy Schneider-Jello. Andy Marcus, 2010 WPPI Leadership Award honoree, will deliver the keynote address on “The Life of Professional Photographers.” IPC Vice President and Board member John Segall will deliver introductory remarks for Lifetime Achievement Award designee Harold Strawbridge.
Reservations for the May 5 luncheon at the United Nations must be received by April 22. To RSVP or receive more information on the event, contact James Chung at 914.476.1712 or by email at email@example.com.
The International Photographic Council (IPC) is a multinational, non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations, composed of representatives from every major sector of the photographic industry. Founded in 1974, the IPC is dedicated to increasing worldwide recognition of photography as a universal means of communication through the adoption of the motto “Peace Through Understanding, Understanding Through Photography, the Universal Language.” Additional information may be obtained by visiting www.ipc-un-ngo.org.