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IPC Announces 2009 Professional Photographer Leadership Awards



NEW YORK, NEW YORK, March 26, 2008 -- The International Photographic Council (IPC), a non-governmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations, has announced the recipients of its 11th annual IPC Professional Photographer Leadership Awards. The winners will be recognized at the IPC International Professional Photographers Month luncheon at the United Nations in New York City on Thursday, May 7, at 11:30 a.m. Tony Cilento, Jr., Senior Vice President, Photographic Development, Lifetouch, Inc., will serve as keynote speaker at the luncheon.

The awards are presented each May, International Professional Photographer Month, by the International Photographic Council. Winners are selected by five professional photography organizations: Advertising Photographers of America (APA); American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP); Professional Photographers of America (PPA); Professional School Photographers Association International (PSPA); and White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA). Each organization selects one member who best represents the group's criteria and ideals.

The 2009 IPC Professional Photographer Leadership Award recipients are:

Advertising Photographers of America (APA): Will Mosgrove

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP): Richard Anderson

Professional Photographers of America (PPA): Jack Reznicki

Professional School Photographers Association International (PSPA): Joe Mark

White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA): Mary Calvert

Luncheon reservations are due by April 27, 2009. For information, contact Priscilla Chu, Cygnus Business Media, at 631-845-2700 x341. Email: priscilla.chu@cygnuspub.com.

The International Photographic Council (IPC) is a multinational, non-profit, non-commercial organization -- and a non-governmental organization (NGO) of the United Nations -- composed of representatives from every major sector of the photographic industry. Founded in 1974, the IPC is dedicated to increasing worldwide recognition of photography as a universal means of communication through the adoption of the motto "Peace through Understanding, Understanding through Photography, the Universal Language." Additional information may be obtained by visiting www.ipc-un-ngo.org.


   







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