YPS International Digital Salon 2022

Distinguished Jury

MS. ADELA-LIA RUSU

EFIAP/p, EPSA, MAAFR

For Adela-Lia Rusu, photography has become a way of life. She imagines frames. She likes to create visual stories that come alive in her images. She likes the color in the picture, moods, attitudes, romantic beauty and joy. Also she likes to surprise street stories conveying feelings.

Her favorite genres in photography are portrait, fashion photography, photo essay and ethnographic photography.

She is a member of the Association of Art Photographers from Romania and was awarded in 2020 with MAAFR. She is also a member of the Photographic Society of America. She was awarded EPSA in 2021. She was awarded EFIAP/p in 2021 by the Federation International de L’Art Photographique. She is the Lector of photography at Varadinum Photo School Oradea Romania and Vice President of Varadinum Photo Club Oradea Romania.

She has won over 370 prizes at National and International Salons in more than 60 countries. She has held over 100 personal and group exhibitions. Over 2700 of her photos were acepted at National and International Salons. She has participated in many workshops and photo camps.


MR. ADIT AGARWALA

FRPS, EFIAP/g, FAPU, EFIP

President, Federation of Indian Photography

FIP MEMBER ID : LM-735

Born in 1950, Adit Agarwala was a Banker by profession but a Photo Artist by passion. He is an alumni of Photographic Association of Dumdum (PAD). He was a honorary Lecturer of Photography at PAD for 16 years, had written Articles on Photography, conducted workshops, delivered talks on Photographic Art at various forums, is a co-author of two books ‘Learn Photography’ and ‘Experimental Photography’ published by PAD.

He has been a Jury in various National & International Salons since 1987. He was the founder President of ‘Friends of Photography’ Chandigarh and organized First Indo-Pakistan “DOSTI PHOTO SHOW” at Chandigarh in 2004. He has been a regular Salon participant with more than 1600 Acceptances to his credit from International Salons & more than 100 Awards from FIAP, PSA, FIP and others. He was the first Indian to be awarded the 1st Prize at "Photojournalist of the year" Contest in 1989 held by the PSA.

His Works have been included in KKL-Bilderbank, Austria / Germany (of top 25 photographers) published in a Booklet & State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow. He was honored as one of the six Indian Pictorialists by the Photographic Society of Pakistan and invited to contribute photographs to the Exhibition “Tribute to the Legends of Photography” Exhibition held in 2005 in Pakistan.

He has been Associate Editor of ‘VIEWFINDER’ (1997-2001) the Official Monthly Journal of the FIP. He has been a Member of Working Committee of the Federation of Indian Photography (FIP) since 2017 and currently the President since 2021.


MR. BOB CHIU

GMPSA/B, GPSA, EFIAP/b, ARPS

Bob Chiu is an amateur photographer who loves Travel and Street Photography. 

Bob Chiu was born in Hong Kong and is residing in Los Angeles, USA. He is a visual storyteller where his images from travel to street photography convey the beauty of various human cultures, in particular emphasizing the human interactions. His vision is to capture unique scenes of precious human interactions in the modern world that changing at rapid pace. He hopes his works can help make the world a smaller place by allowing people from different parts of the world to know others better by not being there.

Besides the United States and Canada, Bob has been travelling to China, India, Ethiopia, Cuba, Iran, Morocco, Israel, Russia, Ecuador (Amazon Rain Forest), the Balkans, Botswana, Kenya and other parts of Asia and Europe. He held exhibitions and talks at Leica India in 2018 and 2019 (where he showcased his work on Ethiopia), and his works was part of the Leica Club International of Moscow’s exhibition in 2019. His work “The Land of Buddha” made to the finalist at the 2020 “The Art of Building” annual competition of the well-known The Chartered Institute of Building of UK. He was also the runners-up for the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2021. His image was recently the winner of the RPS Travel Group Best of the Best Monthly Competition for 2021. He is also an award recipient for the 2022 Siena Awards.

Bob is a photographer for the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, USA where he is proud to apply his photography skills. His work at the department appeared frequently on the department’s recruitment and social media pages. Bob achieved the Grand Master distinction in May of 2021 at the Photographic Society of America. He received the BPSA in 2019 and then received the SPSA, GPSA portfolio distinction at PSA in 2020 respectively. In 2019 and 2020 he received his LRPS and ARPS from Royal Photographic Society. He also receives his AFIAP and EFIAP from FIAP in 2020 and 2021, plus getting the CEP and CMP of PPI in 2020 and 2021. He also holds the distinction of FPVS and FAPAS of Singapore.


MS. BUKET OZATAY

EFIAP/d2, EPSA, R.ISF5, F.ISF, M.ICS

PSA Exhibition Standards Director - Region 5 and Region 10

Buket Ozatay is a Turkish Cypriot photographer born in Nicosia Cyprus. After graduating from university in Business Administration and Marketing, she worked in her father’s photography business for more than twenty years. She is presently working as a freelance photographer. She has been teaching basic photography and photoshop classes for the last nine years at various municipalities and privately.

Her work includes creative, documentary, portrait and travel photography. Her high aesthetic works often incorporate creative, geometric and balanced compositions, with prominent use of contrasting light and shadows, along with dynamic interplay between texture and forms.

She is a photographer with a passion in promoting photography as an art form. Over the years, her contribution to photography is recognized by many of her peers in the photography circle worldwide.  She is a very active and respected international judge.

She is the first Cypriot women photographer and second Cypriot photographer to receive EFIAP/d2 from FIAP in 2021. She earned her EPSA title from PSA in 2021.  

Her photographs have been exhibited internationally in more than 90 countries in international photo competitions/exhibitions, festivals, fairs, galleries and biennials and have received hundreds of awards.

She has been organizing a national photo competition and exhibition yearly since 2009 in memory of her late photographer father.

She is the President of Nicosia Photographic Society, NPS which also organizes international exhibitions since 2021.


DR. CHRISTINE COPE PENCE

QPSA

PSA Projected Image Division Chair PID Open Monochrome Interclub Director PID Creative Interclub Competition Director

Dr. Christine Cope Pence, QPSA, is an International Business Developer and an Educator professionally. She is a wildlife photographer by passion. Pandemic period aside, she travels widely from her current base in California. She is the PSA Pictorial Image Division (PID) Chairperson for 2020-2022. For PID, she runs Interclub competitions and this year will be responsible for the new Open Monochrome Interclub competition. Since joining PSA in 2014, she has been involved in many international exhibitions as both a participant and as a judge.


MR. KRISHNA BHAT

EFIAP/s, EFIP, EPSA, CMoL, ECAS

FIP MEMBER ID : LM-013506

Mr. Krishna Bhat is a Scientist by profession in the field of aeronautics and a Fine Art Photographer by passion. The Himalayas and the Western Ghats are his favourite outdoors. He likes shooting landscapes, culture, people and enjoys creating monochrome images.He is a Life Member of Youth Photographic Society and co-mentors the YPS Salon Group contributing to YPS' recent successes in National and International Salons. He actively participates in International Salons and has won many awards and commendations for his works from 40+ countries. He has also been a jury in several national & international photo contests.


MR. LEWIS CHOI

GMPSA/S, EFIAP/p, ESFIAP, GPU CR-5

Lewis Choi has received many awards and honors from local and overseas for photography. He has been invitated to judge on photographic salons and competitions and conduct talks for photography.

Lewis has been interested in photography since elementary school. He learnt photography when he was fourteen. He used to take a lot of pictures during the festivals in Hong Kong. When he was studying in the USA for his bachelor degree, he traveled around the States and took many pictures of the scenery and the points of interests with 50mm and 70-210mm lenses. After the graduation, He came back to Hong Kong and joined the Photographic Society of Hong Kong.

Then, he started to participate in many local competitions as well as international salons in many other countries and received many awards and photographic honors. He also taught photography in the Photographic Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Youth Association, and Kodak (Hong Kong) Ltd.


MR. M N JAYAKUMAR

FRPS, MFIAP

FIP MEMBER ID : LM-789

Mr. M N Jayakumar pursues a lifelong passion for protection of wildlife and conservation of natural resources. After 4 decades in Indian Forest Service, Mr. Jayakumar retired as the Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Member Secretary, Zoo Authority of Karnataka. He has had the privilege of travelling extensively across various National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India, capturing the essence of nature through his camera. Mr. Jayakumar has won numerous awards and Certificates of Merit in National and International photography salons. His photographs have been displayed across exhibitions in India, England, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Australia, Scotland, USA and South Africa. Select images have also been published in leading newspapers, magazines and books of National and International repute. He has also authored the book Life in the Jungle: Memoirs of a Forester. He had been on the jury of many salons.


MS. NAN CARDER

FPSA, GMPSA, EFIAP/b

Nan Carder is a retired Registered Nurse (RN). She joined the Photographic Society of America (PSA) in 2008 and earned the following distinctions: PPSA (2011), EPSA (2013), MPSA (2015), MPSA2 (2019), GMPSA (2020). She was elected for honors APSA (2015) and FPSA (2019).

She served as the PSA Club Representative for the Lancaster Photography Association since 2010 and received the PSA Club Representative of the Year (for large clubs) in 2011. Nan served on the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) Board as Secretary twice and served as Competition Chair in the following areas: Interclub, Nature, Photojournalism, and PhotoTravel, since 2010.

She served on the PSA Board of Directors since from 2011 to 2021 as PSA's Chapters, Clubs and Councils Vice President and as PSA Secretary. She also served on the Executive Committee. She received the President's Award in 2016.

She served on the Photographic Alliance of America (PAA) on the Executive Committee and she now serves on the PAA as a Board of Director.

 


MR. PANDULA BANDARA

BPSA, GMPSA, EFIAP, GPU CR-5, GPU VIP-5, GPU ZEUS, MFIP

Mr. Pandula Bandara hails from Delgoda in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. At the age of 45, he applied himself to develop his passion for photography as a stress-release from running of a successful business. He followed a course run by The Photographic Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL) which gave him a sound base from which to develop his knowledge of photography. He is fascinated by all fields of photography and is a firm believer in the old saying that practice makes perfect! To this end, he participated in as many photography field trips, workshops and studio shoots as he could in order to perfect his skills.

 


MR. PAUL JAMES

AWPF, EPSA, BPE 1*, GM.APS

Paul James is from Wales in the United Kingdom and is a member of 'Port Talbot Camera Club' and 'Bridgend and District Camera Club' where he is the Programme Secretary. Paul is also a member of the executive committees of the Welsh Photographic Federation and the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

Paul enjoys immersing himself with photography and is always happy to support other photographic clubs and institutions in any way. Paul’s favourite genre of photography is Portrait Photography and he has a studio permanently set up at home and regularly has friends and family visit for a portrait session. The majority of Paul’s portraits are headshots.

“It’s all about eyes and getting my model to show me emotion. Happiness, sadness, craziness, aloofness are some of the emotions that I seek to capture”, says Paul.


MR. S R MANDAL

EFIAP, ARPS, Hon.FIP, FFIP

FIP MEMBER ID : LM-470

Born in 1951. SR Mandal started photography in 1970, completing 50 years in photography in 2021. He is the recipient of 10 Honorary Fellowship and 1 Master, 4 Excellence, 1 Fellow, 3 Associates & 17 Honorary Membership title from different photographic organization, all over the world. He is a winner of Nikon, Canon, Lalit Kala Academy, Lucknow Lalit Kala Academy, Gujrat Lalit Kala Academy, Photo Division and many other titles. He is the first person in the country to receive the title, Hall of Fame, from Italy, and Honorary Membership from Japan International Photographic Federation.

He has received 1250 Acceptances and 250 Awards. His works have been exhibited in 50 countries, with Awards from 15 countries. He has held 4 Solo exhibitions in India and 1 in Dhaka. He was also a member of 2 joint exhibitions in Tokyo, Japan. His works have been kept in permanent collection in UNESCO, Japan, Bangladesh, Croatia, Romania, Spain and India.

Honoured to be a jury, in 600 National, International Salons from 100 photographic organizations over 40 years. He is privileged to be a part in the Advisory Board of different photographic organizations.

 



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Picture Awards

For ALL_PARTICIPANTS

COLOR
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
MoL Gold
1
GPU Gold
1
FIP Medal
1
YPS Gold
1
YPS Silver
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
2
PSA Ribbon
2
MoL Ribbon
2
GPU Ribbon
2
FIP Ribbon
5
YPS Ribbon
5
MONOCHROME
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
MoL Gold
1
GPU Gold
1
FIP Medal
1
YPS Gold
1
YPS Silver
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
2
PSA Ribbon
2
MoL Ribbon
2
GPU Ribbon
2
FIP Ribbon
5
YPS Ribbon
5
NATURE
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
MoL Gold
1
GPU Gold
1
FIP Medal
1
YPS Gold
1
YPS Silver
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
2
PSA Ribbon
2
MoL Ribbon
2
GPU Ribbon
2
FIP Ribbon
5
YPS Ribbon
5
TRAVEL
FIAP Gold
1
PSA Gold
1
MoL Gold
1
GPU Gold
1
FIP Medal
1
YPS Gold
1
YPS Silver
1
YPS Bronze
1
FIAP Ribbon
2
PSA Ribbon
2
MoL Ribbon
2
GPU Ribbon
2
FIP Ribbon
5
YPS Ribbon
5

Individual Awards

FIAP Best Participant - Blue Pin
1
YPS Best Indian Participant
1

Spl. Picture Awards

MoL Golden Badge
1

Club Awards

Best Participating Club
1

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