IPC to Bestow 2011 Leadership Awards at UN in May

IPC to Bestow 2011 Leadership Awards at UN in May


New York, NY—The International Photographic Council (IPC), a nongovernmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations, announced the recipients of its 2011 IPC Professional Photographer Leadership Awards. IPC also unveiled the name of the first honoree of its Lifetime Achievement Award in professional photography.

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 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,” said James Chung, IPC president. “This year, six associations designated honorees.”

The 2011 IPC Professional Photographer Leadership Award recipients are:

American Photographic Artists (APA): Don Dormeyer

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP): Richard Kelly

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 Kathy Schneider-Jello, IPC vice president and board member. Andy Marcus, 2010 WPPI Leadership Award honoree, will deliver the keynote address on “The Life of Professional Photographers.” John Segall, IPC vice president and board member, will deliver introductory remarks for Lifetime Achievement Award designee Harold Strawbridge.

Reservations for the May 5 luncheon at the UN must be received by April 22. To RSVP or receive more information on the event, contact James Chung at 914.476.1712 or by e-mail at jchung1@prodigy.net.

The International Photographic Council is a multinational, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization of the UN composed of representatives from every major sector of the photographic industry. Founded in 1974, it 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.” ipc-un-ngo.org