International Photography Awards


The ‘limited edition’ self-published book from my project “These Years Gone By…” recently received the First Place award in the Self Published, Photo Book category of the International Photography Awards (IPA).

It has been a great year for this particular project being recognized by an international audience at the IPA, PX3 and American Photography 32 annual as well as several photo book exhibitions.

I have been carefully considering options to get it out to a larger audience and excited to see where things will go as it develops.

“These Years Gone By…”

“These Years Gone By…”


The winners will be honored at the Lucie Awards Gala taking place next month at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Lucie Awards Gala:
October 22, 2019

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue
New York, New York 10019

About the IPA Awards:

The mission of the IPA is to “Salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, to discover new and emerging talent, and to promote the appreciation of photography." The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, amateur, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.

The category winners in both professional and amateur levels, will compete for IPA’s top two awards, which will be announced at the annual Lucie Awards Gala. The main professional prize is International Photographer of the Year, selected from the 13 professional category winners and earning the coveted Lucie Trophy. The 13 category winners in the non-professional/student categories will compete for the title of Discovery of the Year.

IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, 501(c) 3 non-profit, charitable foundation whose mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The annual programming of Lucie Foundation is funded largely though the International Photography Awards, including the signature event, the Lucie Awards.

The Winners gallery can be seen Here.

About the Project:

These Years Gone By…is a love story told through my grandparents letters from World War II. From these letters, artifacts and old family photos, I have woven together a narrative that tells the story of this critical time in world history and challenging time in their personal history.

You can view more information about the project and the book on my site here.

Mark Peterman