Works of Dominican photographers accepted for international competition

'Kalinago' by Zaimis Olmos will be showed in Greece
‘Kalinago’ by Zaimis Olmos will be showed in Greece

The works of three Dominican photographers have been accepted in the prestigious 10th FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Artists) Inter-Club World Photo Cup.

The works of Zaimis Olmos, Yuri A. Jones, and Derek Galon will be presented in Athens, Greece, among other selected best works from FIAP clubs around the world.

It is the first time Dominica photographers participated in this top photography event.

Their photographs will help turn eyes of the international photography community to Dominica as a new place of interest.

Images accepted to show in Athens:
Zaimis Olmos – Kalinago
Yuri A. Jones – Jaco Falls from above
Derek Galon – Anatomy Lesson (homage to Rembrandt)
Derek Galon – Bacchus, Pan, and Ceres

Meanwhile, the Ozone Zone International Photo Competition which had its beginnings in Canada, this year for the first time is run from Dominica as the host country.

The jury, consisting of local and foreign artists/photographers, selected the winners from almost 2,000 of photographs submitted from every corner of our planet.

“We had a really hard task to select the handful of best images,” says Derek Galon, head of the jury and a Canadian pro photographer now living in Dominica. “The quality of work submitted this year is amazing, and what we selected is a truly stunning body of photographic art work”.

“The only thing I missed,” said Sandra Vivas, one of jurors. “Would be more local photographers participating in this fine event. I hope next year we will see some local winning works”.

The competition runs under FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Artists) and PSA (Photographic Society of America) patronage and puts Dominica on the map of international art events.

“We hope to see Dominica as a destination for photographers of the world, expanding tourism and engaging many fine local photographers in workshops, tours, and so on,” says Margaret Gajek, the competition’s chairperson.

While the full list of accepted images along with interactive catalogue will be published on competition’s website www.internationalphotocompetition.com, a gala presentation of Grand Prix and all other winning images took take place at Fort Young Hotel on Saturday, December 12th, at 5 pm.

In opening speeches the special guest – Gerard Jean-Jacques, Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal in his comments expanded on Derek Galon’s ideas of using the competition to benefit Dominica as a fine destination. He envisions a separate photography competition for the region, along with photography workshops and other related activities for visiting photographers, run by the best photographers and artists from our island.

'Jaco Fall from above' by Yuri A Jones will be featured in Greece
‘Jaco Fall from above’ by Yuri A Jones will be featured in Greece
Anatomy Lesson (homage to Rembrandt) by Derek Galon will be featured in Greece
Anatomy Lesson (homage to Rembrandt) by Derek Galon will be featured in Greece

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11 Comments

  1. Augusttea
    December 20, 2015

    Never lots of comments on the positive stuff. Big up to all of you. Wishing you much success. Thank you for representing our country in a positive light!

  2. Shameless
    December 18, 2015

    Ohhhhh my my my! Who is that Kalinago beauty in the first pic? Pleaseeeee souplay contact Mr. Shameless ASAP. I looking for a wife EXACTLY like that. Beauty beyound compare!

    Assertive, NOT Aggressive! :oops: :oops:

  3. Concerned
    December 18, 2015

    Dominica has always been blessed with talent. It’s just you Dominicans who do not appreciate your own talent. A prophet is never accepted in his own home town………..

  4. ArayofLight
    December 18, 2015

    we’ve got talent!!

  5. December 18, 2015

    congrats dominica

  6. L
    December 18, 2015

    A big congratulation to my friend Zaimis. Great job!

  7. Leonardo Da Vinci
    December 18, 2015

    Rembrandt would be turning in his grave to see what nonsense dat Gallon man plagarises in the name of art. Dem work verges on pornographic bordering paedofilia. Pa gen sa m’ ap di!!

    • Nudibranch
      December 19, 2015

      you are obviously somewhat backward in your thinking. Yes the master would be scratching his head and amused, but you really are blinkered and ignorant

    • Me
      December 19, 2015

      Jallo nonsense

  8. smh
    December 18, 2015

    365 you guys didnt take part in this? Was looking out for your name

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