For an artist career, especially in my job, photographer and filmaker, satisfactions can come from different parts: customers, colleagues who appreciate and follow your work, a community of experts in the field.
The awards are just that, acknowledgments of the value of your work expressed by a community of experts in the field, colleagues, professional critics, gallery owners etc ..
In my opinion they are a great satisfaction, they do not more income, they do not make my customers happy, but they make me happy!
They give me the extra charge.
I don’t talk about complacency but more comfort and believe in myself that then inevitably is transmitted in the following works for my clients and therefore, as a result, they also will be satysfated.
Some of the numerous awards I have received are definitely the QEP(Qualified European Photographer), given by the association of the official photographers associations of all Europe, in Italy CNA and FIOF.
A qualification that means:
“Hey this guy knows what he does to shoot a very good portrait!”
The other is definitely the IPA (International Photo Awards), international prize organized and released in New York that interest every year by thousands of photographers (up to 18,000 for each edition).
It is divided into categories and I have received three different awards, a first place for a fine art photography, and a second and third place, in 2015 and 2016 for a series of wedding photographs.
I was interested to this award fin the past 5 years, demonstrating that it is not easy to win.
But finally one day in October I receive an email in which I wondered the high resolutions of the photographs.
Because they had not only been awarded but also choose it for the photographic exhibition of the best 40 images that would have toured the world!
New York, Paris, Moscow and Manila in the Philippines.
And was amazing that, for one year, I run my photo on the home page beside to the best Steve Mcurry pictures!
Here is a summary list of the prizes and awards received:
2013 – Personal photo exhibition TIMELESS WOMAN at Scuola Grande S.Giovanni Evangelista a VENEZIA
2012 – Honorable mention IPA Awards
2013 – Honorable mention IPA Awards
2013 – Spider Awards Finalist
2014 – European recognition for portraiture photography QEP (Qualified European Photographer)
2015 – VIBRATIONS photo exhibition at LA FORTEZZA gallery
2015 – Awards ANFM (National Association of Wedding Photographers)
2015 – 3rd place overall Wedding category at IPA (International Photo Awards)
2015 – IPA Best show Exhibition at New York, Parigi and Mosca with the awarded photos (the only Italian present)
2016 – Honorable mention WPGA
2016 – 1st place IPA Awards New York category Fine Art and 2nd place IPA Awards New York category Wedding
2016 – IPA Best Show Exhibition in New York, Parigie Mosca with award-winning photos (only Italian present for the second consecutive time)
2017 – 1° First Category Award at LAGRANDEPHOTO (abstract)
2017 – Silver Award at MIFA Moscow (portfolio)
2017 – September 19-30, Exhibithion in Barcellona by The Gala Awards – VIVID FOTO Gallery
2017 – October, winner at SPIDER B&W AWARDS and several Honorable mentions at IPA
2017 – Exhibition in CINA, member of italian representative LUMINA’ Project, Fiof sponsored