We are delighted to report that the entry of the Irish Photographic Federation in the 33rd FIAP Black & White Biennial finished in second place overall, just behind the United Kingdom whom we extend our congratulations to on winning the title this year.
In addition, two of our photographers received individual awards with a FIAP silver medal for Morgan O’Neill from Cork Camera Group for ‘Once Upon a Time’ and a special mention for Niall Whelan from Celbridge Camera Club with ‘ Hands Laid Bare’
Congratulations to all the photographers who represented us, especially to Morgan and Niall on their awards, and to Bill Power (IPF International Selection Co-Ordinator) and his selectors Des Clinton and Paul Stanley who had the challenging task of creating a cohesive panel from the available images.
The eight other photographers who represented us were Bill Power (Cork), Michael O’Sullivan (Cork), Arthur Carron (Dundalk), Gabriel O’Shaughnessy (Dundalk), Seamus Costelloe (Kilkenny), Hugh Wilkinson (Catchlight), Ross McKelvey (Catchlight) and Paul Reidy (Blarney).
The total Irish score was 165 points, only eight points behind the United Kingdom whose images featured sports photography. Germany took third place. The event was judged recently in South Korea with 48 countries from around the world competing.
Click to view the individual images from our entry below.