IPA 2013 – 3rd Prize Professionals – Architecture Bridges + 6 Honorable Mentions for most of my 2013 work
Back home after 2 fantastic weeks in the US and finally celebrating my new IPA 2013 awards …2 successful workshops, 3 states, 4 fantastic cities in 2 continents (Chicago, San Antonio, Houston, Frankfurt), plenty of inspiring people (my co-instructors at the Chicago workshop) and the brilliant students that attended, of whom many were also awarded at this year’s IPA) and last but not least the 3rd prize and the 6 Honorable Mentions I won while still traveling across the US. I’m very excited, not only for winning the 3rd prize in Architecture Professionals this year but also because all the work I submitted won distinctions in all categories that I participated, which I consider even more important than just one prize.
The 3 series that I’ve mainly worked on this year:
– Architecture Bridges Professionals (LIKE A HARP’S STRINGS – ENCORE – 3RD PRIZE),
– Architecture Buildings, Architecture Other and Architecture Self Promotion (ODE TO BLACK – BLACK HOPE – 3 HONORABLE MENTIONS),
– Fine Art Landscape, Fine Art Trees and Self Promotion (CATHARSIS – 3 HONORABLE MENTIONS).
I’m extremely grateful these days; I’ve had a fantastic year professionally on all fronts, having won important distinctions in all the competitions I participated, which were quite a few this year, having had my work published in a lot of prestigious photography magazines and books and having given quite a few interviews as well. Also outside the “fame” part, I’m extremely happy with the course my professional life is taking, both as for the teaching part (workshops, mentoring, writing), as well as for the creation part. I’m full of energy and full of new ideas and the only thing I wish more is to find the magic formula for having 48 hours in a day instead of 24 hours so I can have the time to do all the things I’m thinking of. Maybe I should move to Pluto, I’ve heard they have 6 times longer days than us there.
Congratulation to everyone for the IPA distinctions, this was a great year, so many of my friends and of the photographers I admire won distinction: Sharon Tenenbaum, Joel Tjintjelaar, Mabry Campbell, Marc Koegel, Swee Oh, Baber Afzal, Thibault Roland, Sandra Canning, John Kosmopoulos, Simos Xenakis, Andy Lee, Rohan Reilly, Sairam Sundaresan, Cameron Siguenza, Benjeev Rendhava, Angie McMonigal, Walter Luttenberger and I hope I’m not omitting too many others.
Looking forward to what other good things this year is going to bring.
This is the IPA 2013 Press release for the “Like a Harp’s Strings” 3rd Prize:
“2013 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition
Julia Anna Gospodarou was Awarded: 3rd place in Architecture – Bridges category for the winning entry “Like A Harp’s Strings – Encore”
Architect and International Award-winning Black & White Fine Art photographer living in Athens, Greece, Julia Anna Gospodarou is specializing in architectural long exposure photography and is aiming to present in her work the essence and the soul of the built environment, creating images that intend to move the viewer beyond the conscious level of acknowledging space and volumes. Her professional activities comprise also teaching fine art courses and workshops worldwide. Her work can be viewed on her site and blog www.juliaannagospodarou.com
The 2013 International Photography Awards received nearly 15,000 submissions from 103 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographers’ accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit www.photoawards.com for more details.”