The Federation of European Professional Photographers awarded 21 new Qualified European Photographer and 8 new Master titles.
The Federation of European Photographers, the Europe wide qualifying body for Professional Photographers, continued its qualification program with a 43rd qualifying session, this time organised in Antwerp, Belgium during the second weekend of June.
The Qualified European Photographer (QEP) qualification recognises and rewards excellence in European Professional Photographers whilst, the Master Qualified European Photographer (MQEP) Certificate is awarded to photographers who have demonstrated an outstanding command of their craft.
So many photographers around Europe were interested in obtaining these qualifications, that submissions had to be closed early for the first time ever, with 35 QEP and 18 Master QEP applications respectively. At the end of the 43rd judging session, 21 photographers from 12 different countries received their QEP titles and 8 photographers from 6 countries their Master QEP titles (name list below).
The judges felt that the overall standard seems to be increasing every year, which is nice to see considering the difficult times we’ve experienced lately throughout Europe. Professional photography is still thriving.
Master Qualified European Photographers
Vanessa Forget, France, MQEP
John Hellström, Sweden, MQEP
Philipp Jakesch, Austria, MQEP
Jacky Lecanu, France, MQEP
Karel Mus, Belgium, MQEP
Barrie Spence, UK, MQEP
Ina Vrinssen, The Netherlands, MQEP