Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Four Slovaks receive QEP and Master QEP top titles

FOUR Slovaks, Ivan Čaniga, Ján Štovka, Gabriel Lipták and Ján Hladík, received the top European titles in photography: the QEP (Qualified European Photographer) a Master QEP. For the first time ever, the evaluation itself did not take place in Western Europe, but at the MassMedia Centre of the Pan-European University in Bratislava.

FOUR Slovaks, Ivan Čaniga, Ján Štovka, Gabriel Lipták and Ján Hladík, received the top European titles in photography: the QEP (Qualified European Photographer) a Master QEP. For the first time ever, the evaluation itself did not take place in Western Europe, but at the MassMedia Centre of the Pan-European University in Bratislava.

“These awards are famous and accepted in the whole world of photography,” Marian Pauer of the Pan-European University told the TASR newswire on December 11. Čaniga and Štovka won the Master QEP certificate, which is the top European award for professional photographers, while Lipták and Hladík garnered the QEP, the second-tier photographer award. The titles are awarded by the Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP) based on nominations of members organisations from all European countries.

Čaniga presented a series of 20 artistic photos to the jury, while Štovka submitted a series of portraits from the world of theatre. Lipták focused on landscapes in his works, and Hladík offered a less traditional collection of abstract photographs made directly on wood.

This time, only three Master QEP titles were awarded (out of 11 candidates), two of whom remain in Slovakia, TASR wrote. The head of the Association of Professional Photographers of the Slovak Republic (APFSR), Martin Vrabko, expressed pride and joy over his fellow Slovaks’ awards.

Top stories

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness