On Friday, October 7, 2017, the photos taken on the occasion of the International Photography Salon “Ars Fotografica” took place on the 17th edition of Arad 2017, organized by Arad Foto Club Association in collaboration with the Arad County Cultural Center, respectively Arad County Council under patronage of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) no. 421/2017 and the Association of Romanian Photographers (AAFR) no. 021/2017.
The jury consisting of: Mr. Geza Lennert E.FIAP – Novi Sad, Serbia, Ms. Rusu Adela Lia E.FIAP – Oradea and Mr. Dan N. Buruleanu A.FIAP – Timisoara, awarded the following awards:
SECTION “FREE – COLOR”:
– First Prize and FIAP Gold Medal – Manfred Kluger, Germany – Peacock Dance
– Second Prize and FIAP Silver Medal – Plaino Marian, Bucharest – The final blow
– Third Prize and FIAP Bronze Medal – Ivo Borko, Slovenia – Dance on the Water
– FIAP Honorable Mention – Bogdan Negoiţă, Craiova – You are the One That I Want
– FIAP Honorable Mention – Bolvari Csilla, Hungary – Protection
– FIAP Honorable Mention – Leonid Goldin, Israel – Fashionable Shoes
– FIAP Honorable Mention – Roibu Grigore, Deva – Innocence
– Honorable Mention – Cerasela Ciorba, Arad – Colored Layers
– First Prize and AAFR Golden Medal – Saeed Sabet Ghadam Moghadam, Iran – The Guest Night
– Second Prize and AAFR Silver Medal – Catherine Bushe, Ireland – Bridge of Dreams
– Third Prize and AAFR Bronze Medal – Hengki Lee, Indonesia – Blue Lullaby
– AAFR Honorable Mention – Arash Mahdavi, Iran – Pubes of Desert
– AAFR Honorable Mention – Bjarne Hyldgaard, Denmark – Jasmine
– Honorable Mention – Horosnyi Sandor, Hungary – The Persistant
SECTION “FREE – MONOCHROM”:
– First Prize and FIAP Golden Medal – Hengki Lee, Indonesia – Reflexion
– Second Prize and FIAP Silver Medal – Djordje Vukicevic, Serbia – Belle
– Prize and FIAP Bronze Medal – Nils Erik Jerlemar, Sweden – Man and Horse
– Honorable Mention – Daniel Lybaert, Netherlands – Mono Contpiep
– FIAP Honorable Mention – Kalman Holocsi, Hungary – Phobia
– FIAP Honorable Mention – Mahdi Eshaghi Ghalibaf, Iran – Childish
– FIAP Honorable Mention – Ovi D. Pop, Oradea – Relax
– FIAP Honorable Mention – Schlauszky Szilard, Hungary – Arny es arnyek
– FIAP Honorable Mention – Stefi P. Borko, Slovenia – Time is Running Out
– First Prize and AAFR Gold Medal – Roberto Soares Gomes, Brazil – Cover
– Prize and AAFR Silver Medal – Balla Arpad Zoltan, Odorheiu Secuiesc – Surfer
– Third Prize and AAFR Bronze Medal – Bolvari Csilla, Hungary – On the Road
– AAFR Honorable Mention – Grigore Roibu, Deva – Good Night
– Honorable Mention – Machik Eleonara, Hungary – Napsugar
– Honorable Mention – Vătăman Sorin Radu, Timişoara – Parallel Worlds
I mention that all the photos were judged without the jury members knowing the author’s name or the title of the work. Only after awarding the prizes photos and titles of their images were identified.
I would like to congratulate the winners, those who have accepted pictures, and all those who have made our special honor to participate in this salon.
132 artists with 982 photos (501 Color, 481 Monochrome) from 27 localities in Romania (Râmnicu Vâlcea, Craiova, Târgu Mureş, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Arad, Oradea, Bucharest, Deva, Timişoara, Resita , Vladimirescu, Tomeşti, Hunedoara, Carei, Cluj-Napoca, Lovrin, Cristian, Teremia Mare, Bulgaruş, Sângeorgiu de Mureş, Şandra, Şicula, Zalău, Turnu, Iaşi, Simeria, Gottlob), Hungary (Bekescsaba, Gyula, Oroshaza, Baja, Szolnok, Szekesfehervar), Serbia – Novi Sad, Slovenia (Radenci, Gornja Radgona), India (Visakapatnam, Calcuta, Howrah), Ireland (Dubli, Sligo, Malahide), Iran (Tehran, Mashhad), Israel (Haifa, Akiva), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Londrina), Germany – Landshut, Sweden – Malmo, Moldova – Chişinău, Cyprus – Strovolos, France – Villenave d’Ornon, Italy – Pontassieva, Russia -Penza, Netherlands – Ijzendijke, Indonesia – Jakarta, Bahrain, Oman.
There were 14 photo clubs in Romania and 18 foreign clubs.
Over 300 photos were accepted. A list of all accepted photos as well as the name of the best author (blue ribon) will be sent soon.