New Zealand Photographer Honoured

( New York professional photographer, Lisa Powers, relocated and living in Christchurch, New Zealand, was presented with the 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup title in the category of Fine Arts at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow. The live online ceremony webcast Sunday, October 29, 2011 was attended by photographers and fans from 83 countries who came to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry ranging from Hasted Hunt Kraeutler in New York, Brancolini Grimaldi, David & Goliath, Simon Studer Art Associates, Stills Gallery to Christie’s in London who honored Color Masters with 272 coveted title awards and 1099 nominees in 18 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,321 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Lisa Powers’ Fine Arts entry, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, France is an exceptional image, representing contemporary colour photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present Powers with this award.”

American-French born, raised primarily in New York and California, Powers began her career as an advertising art director at a boutique agency before embarking into photography. Her love and study of Japanese art brought her to Tokyo where she lived for five years and worked on photographic assignments for several fashion magazines, advertising campaigns and CD covers.

The prestigious GeorgeEastmanHouse Museum of Photography as included her work as part of their permanent collection.

Seven years ago, Powers relocated to Christchurch, New Zealand, where she’s enjoying new assignments and assembling images for a solo exhibition, titled “Still-Frames”.

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honours the finest images with the highest achievements in colour photography.