During the establishment of IMPC, a president and two vice-presidents appointed by the FIAP management were assigned as Board Members and to organize the FIAP member countries and start working in line with the purpose of its establishment within a two-year period until the end of 2026. In this process, the association's Country Representatives are determined in the member countries and the club is aimed to spread throughout the world.
|IMPC FOUNDING PRESIDENT:
Sefa ULUKAN, MD, ESFIAP,EFIAP
President of Turkiye’s Federation-TFSF
|IMPC FOUNDING VICE PRESIDENT:
Krzysztof MUSKALSKI, MD, PhD EFIAP/p
|IMPC FOUNDING VICE PRESIDENT:
Franco AMELI, MD
Sefa ULUKAN - Born in 1960, grew up in Adana and took his first photographs in 1973. In 1976 received its first exhibition and award. In 1978, at the age of 18, he became the youngest founder of Adana Photography Amateurs Association AFAD. He received his first international award by winning a gold medal in Photography at the World University Games held in Canada in 1983 during his medical school years. Ulukan, who has been intensely interested in photography since these years, served as the General Secretary of the working board (FDÇK) formed by photography associations in Turkey in the pre-federation period. 1998 He opened his own workshop under the name of Fotografya and in 2001, Fotografya became the Photograph and Cinema Art Association. In 2005, he opened the Art Gallery bearing his name in Adana to contribute to art. He is still an Honorary Member of AFAD, of which he is founder of Fotografya (Photography and Cinema Art Association). Besides FIAP, he is the Turkiye representative of GPU and PSA, he is an active and titled member of international photography organizations such as IUP (International Union of Photographers), APU (Asia Photographers Union). EFIAP and ESFIAP on FIAP, Hermes and Crown 2 on GPU. During the 2017- 2019 period, he served as the vice president of the Turkiye Photography Art Federation's board of directors. He has been serving as the Chairman of the Turkiye Photography Art Federation since 2019. In 2024, for more than 50 years in the art of photography, he continues to take photographs, spend effort in organizing, give his education and live out of spite.
Krzysztof Muskalski, MD, PhD - lives and works in Częstochowa, Poland. Mastered the art of juggling his two great passions - ophthalmology and artistic photography. Often indicates that there is a close connection between the two, as the eye and the camera have a number of analogies in the construction and functioning. He is now retired - after being affiliated to the Department of Ophthalmology of the Medical University of Silesia, and working as Assist. Prof. at the Optometry Division of the Technical University of Częstochowa. Now continues contributing to his local community working in his private practice. He is a co-author of over 70 scientific works and articles. He took part in numerous international scientific conferences, and became a member of international ophthalmological societies. Awarded International Education Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Former member of the Council of Polish Ophthalmologists. Active member of Polish Medical Chambers for many years. He was awarded the Silver Medal of Merit for his achievements in medicine and medical government by the President of the Republic of Poland. His biggest source of inspiration remains travel photography, with its extraordinary challenge of combining various genres of photography. He is a travel photographer in the literal and metaphorical sense. He runs his own Photo Art Gallery 'Time of Travel’ in Częstochowa, Poland, where he presents photography exhibitions from his travels - selected under the media patronage of National Geographic Polska. He presented his photographs at dozens of author's and collective exhibitions in Poland and abroad. He is a laureate of more than 100 domestic and foreign photography competitions. He was honored with the title of FIAP Excellence Artist - platinum level EFIAP/p, the title EPSA - Excellence Photographic Society of America, the title Artist Photographer by the Photoclub of the Republic of Poland and the Association of Polish Art Photographers and more. He is a member of the Royal Photographic Society - RPS (UK) and a Honorary Member of the AMFI - the Association of Italian Doctors Photographers. He has been the originator and co-organizer of the International Salons of Artistic Photography for Physicians "PhotoArtMedica" in Częstochowa, Poland since 2013. He was awarded the Medal of Merit for Polish Photography for the 100th Anniversary of Regaining Independence. He willingly refers to the former masters of photography, seeking inspiration not only in their photographs but also in their words. The motto of his photographic passion are the words of one of his favorite masters - Ansel Adams: 'You don't take a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved."...
Franco AMELI - I was born in 1964 and am happily married with three children. Photography has been an integral part of my life since my youth, driven by a desire to capture life's moments, occasions, and the essence of friendships – to freeze those fleeting, beautiful instances in time. Over the last 20 years, my love for photography has evolved into a profound passion, particularly in capturing landscapes. Through the lens, I find myself immersed in nature's diverse facets, from its tranquil serenity to its most tumultuous storms. Planning plays a pivotal role in my photography expeditions, encompassing meticulous considerations of location and weather. Often, capturing the perfect shot entails enduring long treks, especially in mountainous terrain. Yet, these efforts only serve to enrich the world of photography for me. Landscape photography, to me, embodies moments of silence, patient anticipation, and complete immersion in the allure of beauty. It's about seeking those intimate images that resonate deeply. While disappointments in the absence of ideal lighting or weather conditions during a shoot are common, the sheer joy of being amidst nature overshadows any setbacks. To enhance my skills, I've attended courses both abroad and in Italy, learning from seasoned landscape photographers. Additionally, I am proud to be a member of the Italian Association of Medical Photographers (AMFI) and the Italian Federation of Photographic Associations (FIAF). My work has received recognition, including awards and commendations in national and international competitions. My passion for photography continues to flourish, driving me to explore and capture the beauty that surrounds us.