A Gold Medal In Argentina
FIAP Acceptance: Poise (Argentina)
Following on from my “success” in the recent Luxembourg Salon, I’ve finally managed to win a Gold Medal, which was awarded to my image “Red Kayt” at the 4 star Fotogrupo 30/40 salon in Argentina Over the last few months I’ve been actively entering salons with the goal of gaining my AFIAP distinction and also to continue building up acceptances and awards around the world which will go towards my EFIAP distinction. I’ve been deliberatly entering a range of my images, to as many different salons as I can, in as many different countries as I can.
It’s pretty rewarding in itself to get an acceptance, particularly in a 4 star or 5 star salon, as these are the salons that attract the work from the better photographers from around the world. So to finally win a gold medal is a real buzz. In the case of the Argentinian salon, I had 3 acceptances in total; the two colour images above and the monochrome image below. What’s really pleasing about it, is also the fact that two of the images are new images in terms of acceptances, so they count as new works
In addition to the FotoGrupo salon, I also received notification back of an acceptance into the 5th International Salon in Malta and an acceptance into the 2nd CPNO International Photographic Exhibition in China So that is now a total of 84 acceptances, across 31 different images, accepted into 13 different salons from 9 countries around the world
I’d also like to take time out to mention and indeed congratulate Wesley Law, from East Cork Camera Group who was the only other Irish entry in the Argentinian salon, achieving 4 acceptances. I wasn’t aware of his work until I saw his name on the acceptance list and did a quick Google and was pretty blown away by his work on his website.