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Elizabeth Williamsberg wins International Photography Award for Portraiture

The IPA today announced Elizabeth Williamsberg’s portrait, “Following the Old Masters,” has won honorable mention in the Professional Portrait category for the 2019 International Photography Awards.

“In photography, one of the styles of lighting we often use is known as “Rembrandt” light, but aside from his name, there often isn’t anything else about a portrait using Rembrandt light that is evocative of his work. This portrait was an attempt to evoke not only his signature use of light, but also the feel of an Old Masters’ painted portrait.” — Elizabeth Williamsberg

The International Photography Awards™ conducts an annual competition for professional, amateur, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.

The category winners in both professional and amateur levels, listed below, will compete for IPA’s top two awards, which will be announced at the annual Lucie Awards Gala. The main professional prize is International Photographer of the Year, selected from the 13 professional category winners and earning the coveted Lucie Trophy and a cash prize of $10,000 sponsored by AtEdge. The 13 category winners in the non-professional/student categories will compete for the title of Discovery of the Year. The winner will also be awarded the Lucie Trophy and $5,000 cash prize.

IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, 501(c) 3 non-profit, charitable foundation whose mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The annual programming of Lucie Foundation is funded largely though the International Photography Awards, including the signature event, the Lucie Awards.

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