LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Professional photographer Peter Lik of the United Stateswas presented with the 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup Merit of Excellence in the category of Nature at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, February 16, 2013 was attended by photography fans in 86 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography.
The award’s international Jury included captains of the industry, including Phillips de Pury & Company inNew York; Kunst Licht Gallery, Shanghai; XPO Gallery, Paris; Tasveer Galleries, India; BFN, Netherlands; and BBH in London who honored Color Masters with 239 coveted title awards in 18 categories.
“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,521 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Peter Lik’s ‘Bella Luna,’ an exceptional image entered in the Nature category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Merit of Excellence.”
The International Color Awards, Photography Masters Cup is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.