– IPC Announces 2006 Pro Photo…

IPC Announces 2006 Professional
Photographer Leadership Awards

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, April 2006 – The International Photographic Council (IPC), a non-governmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations, has announced the recipients of its 8th annual IPC Professional Photographer Leadership Awards. The winners will be recognized at the IPC’s “International Professional Photographer’s Month” luncheon at the United Nations in New York City on Wednesday, May 24th at 11:30 a.m. Mary Jane Hellyar, president, Film & Photofinishing Systems, 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 six 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); the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA); and the Wedding Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). Each organization decides which of their members receives the award based on the standards they use within their organization.

The 2006 IPC Professional Photographer Leadership Award recipients are as follows:
Advertising Photographers of America (APA): Barbara Bordnick
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP): George Long
Professional Photographers of America (PPA): Jo Alice & Tom McDonald
Professional School Photographers Association International (PSPA): Anthony J. Cilento, Jr.
White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA): Mannie Garcia
Wedding Portrait Photographers International (WPPI):Rick & Deborah Ferro

Luncheon reservations are due by May 8, 2006.
For information, contact Priscilla Chu, Cygnus Business Media, at 631-845-2700, X 341. E-mail: priscilla.chu@cygnuspub.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, “Peace through Understanding, Understanding through Photography, the Universal Language.”

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