Taiwanese photographers have scooped an impressive number of prizes at the Second Indonesia Salon of Art Photography 2012 in Jakarta, including two gold and two silver medals.
Among the winning photos was Deep Feeling by Huang Chi-lai (黃其來), which was awarded the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) Gold Medal in the “color” category.
Two other photographs by Huang, titled Send God in The Morning and Fly Fight, won an FIAP Honorable Mention in the “humans” category and a Photographic Society of America (PSA) Honorable Mention in the “monochrome” category.
Lonely Tree by Chian Tsun-hsiung (江村雄) obtained the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) Gold Medal — Best of Show in the “landscape” category, while his Tea Garden-2 won the RPS Silver Medal in the same category.
Catching in Dawn by Huang Chih-sheng bagged the PSA Silver Medal in the “water” category.
Meanwhile, Morning in the Mountain by Hsu Chan-cheng (徐占成) and Thanksgiving Journey by Tien Cheng (田正) were each awarded a PSA Honorable Mention in the “landscape” category.
However, none of the Taiwanese winners attended the award ceremony on Thursday.
Edwin Djuanda, a key member of the salon committee, said the Taiwanese photographers’ performance in the competition was excellent and they captured very good landscape and human images.
The competition was conducted in accordance with requirements of the FIAP, the PSA and the UK-based RPS. It drew 14,000 submissions by 1,128 photographers from 63 countries around the world.
There were four theme categories: Water, Humans, Landscape and Dynamics/Sports/Movement and a general color category and a general monochrome category.
The nine-member panel of judges was drawn from prominent photographers from Indonesia as well as one each from Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong.