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GRAHAM CASHELL - EFIAP/b

EFIAP/b

Graham was born in Dublin, Ireland, and lives in the ‘Garden of Ireland’, Wicklow. He holds a Masters in Economics from University College Dublin and works in the pension and insurance industry. Having had a keen interest in photography during school, he continued this into his adult life and at 30 years old, in 2011, he got his first DSLR and was a founding member of Greystones Camera Club.

Over the coming years, he immersed himself in land and seascape images, along with some wildlife & nature. In 2013, he was awarded his Licentiate of the Irish Photographic Federation (LIPF). This was based on a panel of ten photos showcasing a selection of his best work, which was adjudicated upon by ten judges from the IPF. Graham was also awarded an IPF Gold Medal as the overall winner in a print exhibition in Dublin and was part of the Irish panel at a colour biennial.

Graham commenced his journey in international salons in 2013 and was awarded his first international distinction, the Artiste de la Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique (AFIAP), in 2015.

In 2016, he started shooting portrait and fine-art nude genres. These shoots involved studios, country house locations and a mix of the the beautiful landscape and beaches around him. This brought him huge success, with over 150 awards from international salons since May 2016. He picked up his EFIAP distinction in 2017 and, very recently, the subsequent EFIAP/bronze.

Graham is the winner of the coveted FIAP Blue Badge, as the Best Author, on eight separate occasions in the past year, including at the first Varadinum International Salon in 2017.

Aside from taking photos, he judges competitions, does talks on his photography to camera clubs, and holds individual workshops. Graham is also sitting the second of the three levels of distinctions available in Ireland, the Associateship of the Irish Photographic Federation (AIPF), during 2018, with a panel of tropical butterflies.

João Luís de Queiroz Taborda

EFIAP, Master IVAF, PPSA

Born in Lisbon, Portugal on July 19th 1950, Taborda is a Medical Doctor specialized in Lung Diseases and is a passionate about photography.

It receives the following distinctions:

2003 - AFIAP (Artist of the International Federation of Photographic Art).
2012 - EFIAP (Artist of Excellence of the International Federation of Photographic Art).
2013 - Receives from the American Society of Photography (PSA) the title of PPSA.
2015 - It is attributed to him by the "Fotogram Art Studio" of Belgrade - Serbia - the title rarely attributed - Hon. FT GM (Honoris Fotogram).
2016 - Receives from the Center "Indian Visual Arts Foundation" the title of Master IVAF, being the first foreigner to receive this title.
2018- SPSA (Silver PSA)

Winner of well over three hundred (300 plus) photography contest awards, highlighting:

Photo of the year in 2013 at PSA (American Society of Photography) in "Small Prints" category.
In 2014 was recognized by the PSA as the seventh (7th) World's Best Photographer in "Travel" photo category.
3 rd in the World in 2016, in Photojournalism

Taborda is frequently invited to serve as judge in several international photo events, namely:

Judge at the International Fair of Photographic Art - Silves, Portugal, since 1998
Judge at the Austrian Super Circuit - Linz, Austria, 2003;
Judge at the Photography fair - Linz, Austria, 2013;
Italy, China, Turkey, Romania, France and others

João Taborda continues challenging his talent today by participating in the most relevant international photography fairs and circuits, whilst deepens his craving for excellence in fine art photography.

Lisbon, Portugal

BÁTHORI ZSIGMOND

EFIAP

2008 – he became member of Marx Jozsef Fotoclub, in his hometown of Tirgu Mures where he starts his photographic journey, participating to many collective exhibition with his club and hosting two personal exhibition in 2009 and 2010 as well.
2012 – he becomes member of Member of the Association of Art Photographers from Romania
2012 – at the end of this year, he received the AFIAP distinction from FIAP.
2013 – 2015 official photographer of the local basketball team BC MURES.
2013 - he starts teaching photography at ITSC in Tirgu Mures and he continues this educational activity even today.
2016 – he is co-founder of PIXEL ART FOTOCLUB in Tirgu Mures.
2016 – jury member at the 3rd. “Vasile Venig Laszlo “ photographic Salon.
2016 – he becomes member of the Photographic Society of America
2016 – jury member at 21st International Salon Of Photographic Art Of Romania
2017 – at the beginning of this year, he received the EFIAP distinction from FIAP.

Virgilio Bardossi

MFIAP – EFIAP/d1 – IFI

Born in Fiesole (Florence-Italy)
He has always been fascinated by photography.

He is a professional litographer, activity that helped him in his hobby.

He prefers black and white. Recognized by many people as a master of “dark room” and now of “clear room”. His photographic reportages are mainly collections of images, in which it is evident the human contact that he is able to establish with people. He has got several international awards and unanimous acknowledgements. FIAP World Cups for Nations: 4 World Cups, 3 first prizes, 1 second prize, 2 HM and 2 World Cups with theme “The world’s children” and “Friendships and solidarity”; with individual Bronze Medal. 2008 FIAP World Cup for Club. First absolute club ( G.F. il CUPOLONE- Florence)

2016 FIAP World Cup for Club. Bronze medal.
Photo Nikon Contest awarded in 3 editions. Besides some books and calendars, he has published folders (numbered, signed and printed in limited edition).
2001 At the FIAP Congress of Prato “Portraits: Maramures end of millenium”.
2004 At the FIAP Congress of Budapest “The world of Maramures”, which has been regarded as the best of the conference; indeed, it earned him the honor of Maître FIAP.
2005 With other photographers, reportage on Tibet, which yielded the book “Focusing on Snow Land”.
2006 FIAP awarded him with the further honour EFIAP/p. A very few photographers in the world boast these two high credits: Maître FIAP and EFIAP/p. Book “High water in Venice”, is the only photographic book which describes the phenomenon of high water.
2007 FIAF awarded him as IFI (Italian Awarded Photographer).
2010 Graduation thesis of a Catania student “Virgilio Bardossi: Reportages from the world”.
2013 Anthological exhibition “1973-2013 40 years as amateur photographer”
2015 With other photographers, photos for the book “IZMIR: Yarinlara bir miras”.
2017 Presentation book. “1995-2001 Maramures – 2016,back again. Same place, same people”

The uniqueness of this work is to have put together the same groups of people at a distance of 15/21 years. This work is part of the archive of the Museum Satului of Sighetu Marmatiei

2018 New honour FIAP: EFIAP/d1

Every year in February organizes a photo tour in Maramures by renting a "Mocanita" steam train

BOGDAN NEGOITA

EFIAP

Member of the Association of Art Photographers from Romania from 2014;

Awarded in 2017 with Artist FIAP;

Awarded in 2018 with Excellence FIAP;

Member of Photo Club Banat;

Participant in more than 130 national and international art exhibitions, over 700 acceptances, over 160 distinct accepted works; 60 prizes, including gold, silver and bronze medals, honorable mentions, diplomas and other prizes. Photographs exhibited in 42 countries around the world following the awards and acceptances of photographic art salons;

12 exhibitions in Romania.