35 TAIWANESE PHOTOGRAPHERS RECEIVE FIAP DISTINCTIONS IN 2018 -
Highest number ever for a single ILFIAP Member within a single year !
In 2017, The Photographic of Taipei (PST) launched a special project with the view of encouraging its members to participate in international salons with FIAP Patronage, and to gain adequate acceptances to meet the requirements of AFIAP Distinction after one year; and EFIAP after about two years.
This project, part of PST’s strategy for the long-term development of international photography, was aimed at creating more opportunities for Taiwanese photographers to showcase their works around the world. With this special project, PST also wanted to raise the awareness of the requirements of FIAP Distinctions, and to encourage more Taiwanese photographers to apply for those honors.
As a result of this special project, 32 members received their AFIAP, and 2 received EFIAP in January 2019. David Tay, Board Member and Director of Promotion & Partnership was invited by PST to present the FIAP Distinction certificates to 35 recipients (including an ESFIAP awarded to Feng-Lin Chen) at the PST’s General Assembly on 17 March 2019 which was witnessed by 400 participants.
1) Celebrating success: A group photo of recipients after receiving their FIAP Distinctions certificates from David Tay, FIAP Board Member and Director of Promotion & Partnership.
2) Lead by example: PST President Jiang Zhehe also joined fellow PST members in participating FIAP Patronage salons. He is among 32 photographers who received their AFIAP Distinction after one year.
3) Distinguished contributions: Feng-Lin Chen is the first photographer in Taiwan to receive the ESFIAP Distinction in recognition of his long time service and contributions to FIAP.