Ireland took the overall prize in the FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art) monochrome biennial, which took place in Spain earlier this month, staving off stiff competition from rival countries such as England and Spain.
Ireland has punched above its weight in international competitions hosted by FIAP to date but this is the first time that Ireland has scooped the overall prize in a FIAP event.
Irish camera clubs and societies have ranked highly in other FIAP events, such as the 2011 FIAP World Cup, where Dundalk Photographic Society took second place and Celbridge Camera Club ranked in the top 10 grouping.
Building on that success, Irish photographers raised the bar even further to take the top prize at the 31st FIAP black and white biennial when the results were announced on March 14th.
There was also cause for celebration for two of the participating Irish photographers who each took a FIAP bronze medal for their images: Judy Boyle from Drogheda Camera Club for ‘Holy cow’ and Ciaran DeBhal from Dundalk Photographic Society for ‘Big door, small people’.
List of participating photographers in Ireland’s panel in the 31st FIAP monochrome biennial:
1 Judy Boyle Holy Cow
2 Ciaran DeBhal Big Door, Small People
3 Ruth Kelly
4 Des Clinton
5 Adrian Parkinson An Tsaoi
6 Michelle McNally Star of the Show
7 Tony McDonnell Lady in Straw Hat
8 Brian Hopper Barber to the Famous
9 Des Connors The Workshop
10 Gabriel O’Shaughnessy Orphans
Well done to all concerned.
Open the following link to view winning panel of images ….. Ireland FIAP mono panel