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Jim Fisc Named IPA International Photographer of the Year; Timothy Griffith and George Lepp also Honored


The International Photography Awards for 2005 have been announced. Jim Fisc, of Atlanta, was named the International Photographer of the Year and the winner of the $10,000 prize.

The award for Professional Photographer of the Year in Architecture was bestowed upon Timothy Griffith, based in San Francisco, who also received the first- and second-place awards in the Buildings category.

Nature photographer George Lepp, director of the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging in Los Osos, Calif., won four awards in the Professional Nature category of the contest, including one for his book, "Golden Poppies of California."

In the Book Cover category, Chad Ress, of Los Angeles, took first place. Another Los Angeles photographer, Glen Wexler, garnered first place in the Calendar category with his "Secret Agent Cows."

Among the nonprofessional winners were Hans Hansen, of Denver, in the Editorial category; Jeffrey Krolick, of Ashland, Ore., in Fine Art; and David Burdeny, of Vancouver, B.C., in Nature.

The 2005 IPA competition received 16,648 entries from 32 countries. The first-, second- and third-place winners in all categories will be published in the book, "Annual International Photography Awards," which is distributed throughout the international professional community and in galleries and bookstores.