SIPAContest Photo of the Year

On the river

Author: Vladimir Proshin (RU)

Location: Lishui (China)

Description: Chinese fishermen while they are fishing on a river close to the city of Lishui. The image was taken in 2013 during a photo tour when the author was invited by the "15th China International Photographic Art Exhibition" under the patronage of FIAP and the Chinese Photographic Organisation and where he was also awarded with the gold medal.

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SIPAContest Best Author of the Year

Joe is an Australian Chinese who began his photography journey as a retired amateur by entering into various photographic exhibitions in 2010.

To date, he has received over 8.000 international acceptances and won more than 1.000 awards from exhibitions from over 50 countries.

Joe has consistently ranked in the top 3 by the PSA (Photographic Society of America) World Top-10 Exhibitors since 2012. He has also received 20 FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique) Blue Badges for Best Exhibitors and photographic distinctions including EFIAP/s (Excellence FIAP Silver), MPSA, GMAPS and UPI CR-5.

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SIPAContest Photographer of the Year

Vladimir is a non professional photography from Dzerzhinsk, in the Russia region of Nizhny Novgorod, where he was born in 1968 and has become interested in photography since the age of 14 and the year after he became member of the City Photo Club. He was only 19 when he took part to his first international exhibition in France.

Since than he has been awarded in more than 200 photo contest beginning in Spain 1989. In 1990 he held his first solo exhibition and joined The Russian Union of Art Photographers. In 1994 Vladimir was awarded the rank of FIAP Artist by the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). In 2000 he was awarded the higher rank of FIAP Excellence.

In 2010 for his artistic photography achievements the FIAP has awarded Vladimir as the first author of Russia with the title of FIAP Master. In 2015 he won the Travel Category of the Sony World Photography Awards, HIPA. He currently lives and works in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

"Photography gives me the opportunity to implement my creativity producing new things that I could not achieve in any other ways. It allows me to develop my world views, my intentions and my thoughts".