Official Press release follows:
International Photography Awards Announces winners of the 2009 Competition.
Massimo Cristaldi of Italy was awarded Honorable mention in the 2009 International Photography Awards Competition.
Los Angeles, California, 08/19/2008 — International Photography Awards (IPA) announced the winners of this year’s IPA Photographer of the Year awards.
Massimo Cristaldi of Italy was awarded Honorable mention in Architecture/Cityscape in non-professional category for his entry, “Simulacra” .
About Massimo Cristaldi
Massimo was born in Catania (Italy) in 1970. In 1994 he graduates in Geology and started working managing Information Technology projects. Projects he deals with brings him often abroad, tackling Innovation and new frontiers. In early 2002, drove by a passion born when he was twelve, he started to explore seriously his interest for photography. As a photographer, Massimo is an entirely self-taught artist, having learned his craft through personal research, some dedicated workshops and practical experience behind the camera.
He has been recently awarded with honorable mentions at the International Photography Awards 2008 and 2009, at the B&W Spider Awards 2008and victories at the Travel Photographers Of The Year 2008 and at the Prix de la Photographie 2009.
The 2009 International Photography Awards has received over 18,000 submissions from 124 countries across the globe. IPA’s mission is to salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, to discover new and emerging talent, and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003 IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographers’ accomplishments in this specialized art form. The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non- professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and formidable competition in the photography world today.
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