The International Photographic Council (IPC), a non-governmental organization(NGO) of the United Nations, has announced the recipients of its 9th annual IPC Professional Photographer Leadership Awards. The winners will be recognized at the IPCâ€™s â€œInternational Professional Photographerâ€™s Monthâ€ luncheon at the United Nations in New York City on Thursday, May 10th at 11:30 a.m. Laurent Dartoux, General Manager, Film Capture Business and Vice President, Film Products Group, Eastman Kodak Company, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker.
The awards are presented each May, designated International Professional Photographer's Month, by the International Photographic Council. Winners are selected by each of five professional photography organizations from among their members: the Advertising Photographers of America (APA); the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP); the Professional Photographers of America (PPA); the Professional School Photographers Association International (PSPA); and the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA). Each organization decides which of their members receives the award based on the standards they use within their organization.
The 2007 IPC Professional Photographer Leadership Award recipients are as follows:
- Advertising Photographers of America (APA): David Langley
- American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP): Susan Carr
- Professional Photographers of America (PPA): Robert D. Lloyd
- Professional School Photographers Association International (PSPA): James Fletcher
- White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA): John Harrington
Luncheon reservations are due by April 26, 2007. For information, contact Priscilla Chu, Cygnus Business Media, at 631-845-2700, X 341. E-mail: email@example.com
The International Photographic Council (IPC) is a multinational non-governmental
organization of the United Nations, 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 a motto, â€œPeace through Understanding, Understanding through Photography, the Universal Language.â€ Additional information may be obtained by visiting www.ipc-un-ngo.org