FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2012 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition
Francis A Willey was Awarded: 3rd place in Fine Art - Nudes category for the winning entry "Mythos"
Neo-Pictorialist and Poet- Canadian artist Francis A. Willey is an self taught, Environmental Film Photographer, Piano Composer, and Poet. Ghost is his journey into the psyche and soul and shroud of humankind. Based on years of his personal experiences with visitations with ghosts and angels, spectral beings. He is deeply fascinated by historical textiles and fabrics and uses these materials to wrap and adorn the body. "I fold in a chiaroscuro fashion- textiles that enter my life, this questing, beguiling my senses". "These fabrics will live upon the skin to enhance the shadow and be the illumination of the soul". "The lighting I will use, comes from within my being, from all the joy and the adversity my eyes have experienced". "This will be reflective of the bursts that startled the dark!". -Francis A Willey
The 2012 International Photography Awards received nearly 15,000 submissions from 103 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master 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 and highly visible competition. Visit www.photoawards.com for more details.
Francis A Willey:
Director, International Photography Awards