FEP & Hasselblad present the “European Professional Photographer of the year 2019“ – awards ceremony sponsored by Glorify and supported by Swarovski
I woke up to an email in my inbox that started like this:
Congratulations for your excellent results achieved at the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2019 – competition; you are a finalist in the Fashion category!”
A couple of hours later I get another email:
Congratulations for your excellent results achieved at the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year 2019 – competition; you are a finalist in the Portrait category!
You can find the news online on our website at https://www.europeanphotographers.eu/2019/02/15/finalist-announcement/“
The finals were held in Innsbruck, Austria on March 16th, 2019.
This year the well-known FEP Awards Ceremony was held in Innsbruck, Austria, on Saturday, March 16th, inside the Haus der Musik. During the Ceremony, the FEP presented the finalists in front of an international audience. The whole ceremony was a lot of fun, before the awards I had the chance to drink some really good champagne with the rest of the guests and make a lot of new contacts.
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 (international not for profit organization) to FEP (not for profit organization). So at the Innsbruck meeting, the GA voted for the dissolution of the FEP and to continue as the FEP. This change does not affect the daily operation of the FEP, but was rather a formality that needed to be done. Presidential elections were held at General Assembly, the sitting president Truls Løtvedt from Norway was unanimously elected to continue into a second term. The FEP also gained a new member association from Russia, the National Association of Professionals of Photo industry. A warm welcome to our newest members! For me, this is also very exciting, as a member of the board of the Portuguese Photographers Association (APPImagem) I am representing my country.
Here are some images straight out of the camera that I took with my Fujifilm XT30